Sangha Summit 2024

Portland, OR USA

July 26-28

**Online live stream registration coming soon!**

Awakening Together: Celebrating 5 Years of Recovery Dharma

Join us for a weekend of Sangha, Connection, and Celebration as we commemorate 5 years of Recovery Dharma! This in person Summit will be held in Portland, Oregon. For those unable to attend, a live stream registration option will be forthcoming.

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Venue

Location:

University Place Hotel & Conference Center

310 Southwest Lincoln Street

Portland, Oregon

More information to come!

Looking to get involved or have questions? Email us at conference@recoverydharma.org 

Lodging

 

University Place Hotel & Conference Center

310 Southwest Lincoln Street

Portland, Oregon

Special rate for attendees at $113/night plus taxes through June 20th.

Please call the hotel at 503-221-0140 and mention Recovery Dharma to make your reservations today!

Program

All Times are in Pacific Time (PST)

Friday

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Registration Begins

This will be a time to meet new sangha members, connect with friends, and get acquainted with the venue. There will be an art table to create and decorate your name tag for the weekend. 

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Welcome and Annual Meeting

Our opening session will include a Summit overview and updates from board members during the annual meeting. To kick off our weekend of Celebrating 5 years of Recovery Dharma, we will hear from a long time friend and former board member.

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner Break

7:00pm – 8:30pm – Recovery Dharma Meeting

 

Saturday

8:15am – 8:45am – Morning Yoga

9:00 – 9:30am – Welcome, Announcements, Morning Meditation

9:35 – 11:00am – Understanding Identity and Affinity

Participants will learn about the importance and prevalence of identity and affinity groups within our program. There will be a panel followed by small group discussions.

11:05-11:50am – Identities Exercise

Participants will reflect on the importance of their social identities and come together to cultivate compassion for themselves and connection with their wise friends.

11:50-12:00pm – Closing Reflections and Announcements

12:00pm – Lunch break

2:00 – 3:00pm – Metta & Self Compassion Presentation

3:00 – 3:15pm- Break

3:15 – 5:00pm -Trauma, Addiction, and the Nervous System

We will learn about the interplay of trauma and addiction and its effects on the nervous system. Participants will learn helpful practices to regulate the nervous system. Participants will watch a video, engage in a meditation, and practice techniques in small groups.

5:00pm – Dinner Break

7:00pm – Evening Group Activity

Let’s celebrate all we have accomplished in 5 years and have fun doing it!

8:00pm – Recovery Dharma Meeting

 

Sunday

8:15 – 8:45am – Morning Yoga

9:00 – 9:05am – Welcome, Announcements, Morning Meditation

9:05 – 10:15am- Wise Friends and Mentors

Join us for a talk on Wise Friends and Mentors, followed by small group discussions on how to start a meeting, what an intersangha is, or how to get involved with an inquiry circle.

10:15 – 10:30am- Break

10:30 – 11:30am: Creativity and Reflection

An opportunity to express creativity through a collaborative activity will be offered. Members will be able to reflect and share on highlights of the weekend.

11:30am – Closing and Final Words

We will end our time together with a closing ceremony and cord-cutting circle.

12:00pm – Summit ends

For questions or clarifications regarding the programming, lodging, or registration, please contact conference@recoverydharma.org