about our organization
WHAT IS RECOVERY DHARMA?
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that the traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer a powerful approach to healing from addiction and living a life of true freedom.
We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path together. We believe that recovery is rooted in finding our own inner wisdom and individual journeys.
Recovery Dharma is founded on, and inspired by, Buddhism that originated in India and later on flourished in other regions of Asia (e.g., South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia). We deeply appreciate the Buddhist heritage that was protected and freely offered by the ancestors of these cultures.
WHAT IS RECOVERY DHARMA GLOBAL?
The non-profit organization, Recovery Dharma Global, is committed to taking tangible and concrete actions to support the inclusion of all members of this worldwide sangha. Our Board of Directors is democratically elected by the global community and serves as volunteers. Some of our responsibilities include:
- Develope, publish, and distribute recovery-oriented material
- Maintain a listing of Recovery Dharma meetings and communities
- Provide support for social media communication, websites, and other online collaboration.
- Coordinate and supporte regional and global conferences, and training opportunities
The Recovery Dharma Board of Directors, who serve at the behest of the Recovery Dharma global sangha, is gathered to ensure the ongoing existence of Recovery Dharma meetings and service throughout the world by functioning as a unified support to its members.
RDG Mission Statement
Documents and Resources
This page provides resources related to Board minutes, bylaws, financial statements, and other documents pertaining to governance of the non-profit organization.
Minutes from the monthly board meetings, including reports from the Treasurer and other committees.
Statement against Oppression of All Kinds
The RDG Board coordinates and supports Global Conferences which contribute to the growth and development of our global sangha.
Board Committees do the work of Recovery Dharma Global. Complete this application to volunteer with one of these committees.
Recovery Dharma Global Board of Directors
The Recovery Dharma Global (RDG) Board of Directors is a sangha of volunteers who work to ensure the safe, effective, and compassionate operation of the nonprofit and manage the assets of the organization.
I am so grateful that my sangha has provided a safe space for me to define what my recovery looks like, and am inspired to bring that autonomy to others suffering from addiction.
President, Governance, Board Development
Recovery Dharma has been critical to my recovery from substance and process addictions, and it has helped me cultivate a compassionate community of wise friends to walk with on my spiritual path.
Recovery Dharma introduced me to a supportive community and the practice guided me through a transformative healing process. I hope that everyone who can benefit from RD will have the opportunity to do so.
I am committed to giving back to the larger Recovery Dharma community and my local Sangha. I want to be a welcoming presence to other people of color, and that Buddhist Recovery is possible for everyone.
Thanks to Buddhist-based recovery programs, I have learned and grown so much, both personally and professionally. I want the same for all those seeking or continuing their recovery.
Vice President, IDEA, Board Development
Recovery Dharma has helped me cultivate compassion and kindness towards myself and others. I believe this is the foundation to cultivating healthy and effective relationships on the individual, organizational and community levels.
My interest in becoming a member of the board is rooted in wanting to serve and give back what was so freely given to me.
Recovery Dharma is a unique trauma-informed space where I learned how to meditate and share vulnerably (which sometimes meant sitting with discomfort), but made much more approachable surrounded by the safety of wise friends. When I needed it most, RD welcomed me exactly as I am, and didn’t ask for anything other than my own ability to change and heal. For that, RD holds a special place in my heart.
Registrar, IDEA, Communications
Recovery Dharma has been such a refuge for me. It is where I cultivated a community and designed a life that I can be proud of. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be of service for this wonderful sangha.