As a part of the transition process, the Core Intentions Circle has been working to identify the values and principles that most define us as a community that is working to support individual recovery from all forms of addiction through Buddhist practices and principles. We have developed these ideas into proposed “Core Intentions,” which are […]
The Transition Team and Sangha Support Circle have worked together to create a map which defines 15 geographical regions of Recovery Dharma meetings. The regions map will be used for both the upcoming Board of Director elections as well as Sangha Support efforts. The term “Sangha Support” refers to those individuals who will be affiliated […]
As we have been discussing, elections for a new board of directors for Recovery Dharma will be held in January 2020. The process is designed to allow open nominations and a truly democratic process for expanding the board from the four-person transition team to a fully operating board of twelve directors representing our community. While […]
In general, “what’s going on” is that there are some work circles of volunteers beginning to look at how Recovery Dharma might function. More information about the circles—including their purpose, their current activities, and who to contact, is available. Some circles have started to meet, while others are still in the process of organization. The […]
The Governance Circle has begun meeting to work on transitional Bylaws for the non-profit org, so we can have elections to put a Board of Directors in place that represents the members of Recovery Dharma. By a wide margin, people who responded to our survey said they want Directors to be nominated and elected directly […]
We at Recovery Dharma write to you today with love, hope and deep gratitude. We are excited for the momentum we’re building together, and we want to hear from YOU!
This statement was given by Recovery Dharma transition team member Amy Reed on July 13, 2019 at Refcon5, during the “State of the State” session. Keeping reading for a full transcription of Amy’s statement.
This program, like our recovery, is ours. And to shape it, we’ll need to use as much wisdom, caring, and effort as each of us brings to our own recovery. Recovery Dharma is based on the idea that every one of us is our own guide in recovery, with the help and understanding of our wise friends and sangha. We believe that’s what the Dharma teaches us. So it’s with joy that we extend an invitation to join together to develop our shared path, and to embrace the excitement of creating a truly grass-roots organization to support it.
As most are aware, the Board of Directors of Refuge Recovery and Noah have had differing views about the path forward. But neither claims to be the only authority on recovery from addiction.