Entries by craig


Meditation Tips for Daily Sits

Thank you to Jer Clarke for this article. Meditation takes time and effort, but the benefits are enormous. Anyone who manages to maintain a daily sitting practice is likely to sing its praises, the hard part is making time and finding the motivation to keep at it day after day. As someone about to hit […]


The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Power of Meow

Between the Lines Thank you to Dave Slavik for this book review. This is the 3rd book of David Michie’s Dalai Lama’s Cat series, yet each book stands on its own as a wonderful read of life from the perspective of HHC (His Holiness’ Cat), his time in the presence of the Dalai Lama, and […]

Rick’s Story of Recovery

Thank you to Rick Millman for this personal story of recovery. From early on something didn’t feel right about me. There was emotional and some physical abuse in the home. All of the relationships in my nuclear family were tarnished. I didn’t fit in at school. I had social anxiety, didn’t play sports, and got […]

, ,


Thank you to Daniel for sharing with us. Daniel Auberle, a member of the Detroit Recovery Dharma Sangha, thinks art can happen as effectively on a dinner plate as a canvas, as long as he’s tapping into a shared creativity that springs from an interconnected sense of creativity and expression. “I stopped drinking and attended […]

Come for the Show, Stay for the Meeting: Recovery at 924 Gilman

Keepin’ It Local Thank you to Critter S. for this sangha profile. When you walk into 924 Gilman in Berkeley on a Sunday morning, you’ll likely notice the stage, often strewn with drumsticks and set lists from the concert the night before. You’ll notice the art on the walls, and the sculptures and odd objects hanging off […]


Recovery Dharma Circle Updates

Outreach Circle Since our last Outreach Circle check-in we have had a lot of interest, expertise, and willingness to contribute to the conversation. We have added 30+ new members to the Slack channel, including treatment facility professionals. There have been contributions to meditations, refined meeting scripts, and insightful discussions on treatment facility approaches, and we […]


2020 Board of Directors Elections

Make sure you are registered to vote for your next Recovery Dharma (RD) Board of Directors. Go to https://mailchi.mp/recoverydharma/registerand submit your email to be added to the voter rolls. Please note this form is specific for voting and is separate from the regular mailing list. The deadline to register to vote is January 29. More […]


Upcoming Events

Wise Friendships The Wise Friendship Circle has been working together over the past few months to investigate a Buddhist model for peer support in recovery, and developed a draft of “Developing Wise Friendships in Recovery Dharma.” A Zoom conference call was held to gather feedback, which the Circle is incorporating for the community. Conference Update […]


2020 Board Election Voter Registration Reminder

We’ve received feedback about some confusion regarding registering to vote, so we want to make sure everyone is aware that registering to vote is a separate registration from the email/newsletter list. Voting for the Recovery Dharma Board of Directors begins January 15 and runs through January 31. If you haven’t already done so, please register […]

, ,

Developing Wise Friendships in Recovery Dharma

Developing Wise Friendships in Recovery Dharma The Wise Friendship Circle has been working together over the past few months to investigate a Buddhist model for peer support in recovery. We’re sharing the draft of “Developing Wise Friendships in Recovery Dharma” for the community to review, discuss, and collaborate on. It is intended as a living […]