Refuge Recovery, what is it?

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist inspired path to recovery from addictions of all kinds.  To clarify it is Refuge recovery as in taking or finding Refuge in something.

This week on Talk Recovery Radio, noon to 1 pm, live, on 100.5 fm, We interview Erica Foulds, the Regional Representative for Region 2 for Refugee Recovery

Her position is Regional Representative for Region 2 which includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Montana and Wyoming.  She lives in Calgary is facilitating meetings as well as helping run the business/practice aspects of the groups

Refuge Recovery Program

Who we are and what we do.

Refuge Recovery is a peer-lead, mindfulness-based addiction recovery program that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced

Refuge Recovery follows the traditional Buddhist system of the Four Noble Truths, which begin with four actions:

  1. We take stock of all the suffering we have experienced and caused as addicts.
  2. We investigate the causes and conditions that lead to addiction and begin the process of letting go.
  3. We come to understand that recovery is possible and take refuge in the path that leads to the end of addiction
  4. We engage in the process of the Eightfold Path that leads to recovery:
  • Understanding
  • Intention
  • Communication and community
  • Action and engagement
  • Livelihood and service
  • Effort and energy
  • Mindfulness and meditations
  • Concentration and meditations

This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by Addiction.” Through Meditation, Sangha (community), forgiveness, kindness and honesty, we heal the root causes of our suffering. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.

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Wojciech is a person in recovery who has been clean for over 4 years and is involved in the New West recovery community.

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