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Spring 2020 Announcements

General announcements from Recovery Dharma.

COVID-19 Meeting Updates

With the global rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing requirements of local sanghas and their meeting spaces, Community volunteers in Recovery Dharma (RD) jumped in and assisted groups with going online through Zoom and other platforms. The community found solutions for listing meetings that went online, how to start online meetings, and how members could find a meeting if in need of one. If you are still looking for meetings please use the “Covid-19 meeting directory,” and if you have a meeting to add, please submit it. We want to give recognition and gratitude to Kris Roehling and Craig Wilkie for all the work they put in getting this directory up and running and for keeping it up-to-date. We are amazed that we have around 200 meetings online now!

Circles

  • Wise Friendships: After much amazing work from the Wise Friendship Circle, review by the Literature and Inclusion circles, and then incorporating feedback from the larger community, we now have a guide for Wise Friendships in RD. You can also view the community feedback meeting recording on our YouTube channel!
  • Literature And Community Wisdom: These two circles have been collaborating for several months facilitating online community wisdom workshops, which were all recorded with accompanying written guides. This has truly been a community collaborative endeavor! Thank you to all who have attended the Community Wisdom workshops. Your feedback and wisdom has helped us produce these guides and FAQs!
  • Community Wisdom Online Workshops are now monthly! The Community Wisdom (CW) Circle has decided to make community wisdom workshops ongoing, monthly events. Calls will happen on the second Wednesday of each month (note that we changed the regular monthly date from the first to the second Wednesdays of the month) at the same time, 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.
    • Our next CW workshop will be Wednesday, May 13th: Wise Friendships. Details to come! Join Zoom Meeting
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    • Want to provide suggestions for future Community Wisdom workshops? Please fill out this brief survey.

Conference

While the in-person 2020 Recovery Dharma Sangha Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, was cancelled due to the pandemic, the conference is still on! Thanks to all those who provided feedback on our survey about the upcoming conference. As a result of community feedback, the conference committee is hard at work planning an online version of the conference to be held during the same weekend as previously planned–July 31 – Aug. 2. We hope that this will allow even more members of our wonderful community to attend the conference and learn and meditate together. Stay tuned for more information soon regarding registration and session topics!

YouTube

Our Recovery Dharma YouTube channel has new guided meditations in addition to the community wisdom workshop recordings. Check it out!

Insight Timer

We have meditations on Insight Timer!