Sample Formats and Scripts
These formats and scripts provide structure to have meetings with others on the Recovery Dharma path. Like other materials, they have been developed by members to address a diverse range of needs and goals of local groups and inter-sanghas. These formats are not from the perspective of professionals or Buddhist teachers, but rather from the practice of generosity of peers sharing with each other.
Direct links to readings used in many Recovery Dharma meetings.
An outline of the actions we take as members of this program to help heal ourselves from the suffering of addiction.
The Four Noble Truths
The first, basic teaching from the Buddha that outlines our path of recovery.
Eight areas of practice and study.
Our commitment to standards for how our global sangha operates.
A collection of meditations created by the RD community, an essential tool in our program.
Dedication of Merit
We remind ourselves of the benefits of our practice and then dedicate it to all living beings.
We are decentralized and leaderless, and there are no rules to follow other than that the meeting should be an open, safe, and accessible space that tries to uphold our core principles of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. The advice in this chapter comes from the collective experience of hundreds of local groups, and so it’s offered in the spirit of friendly guidance rather than direction.
– Recovery Dharma, Page 52