Entries by Avi

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August 2018

Jean Tuller Executive Director Hi Sangha- this month we’re exploring the Precepts and what it looks like to take them to the streets. We are not monastics so understanding and living the Precepts as householders in recovery can be (at least for me and maybe for you) an ongoing process of discovery and returning again and again […]

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Sarit

I got sober on June 13, 1993. I was 21 and there was only AA, so that’s where I went. I will preface this by saying I have rebelled against conformity since early childhood. Since before I could wrap my mind around what “punk rock” was, I was sitting down during the pledge of allegiance […]

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Bee’s Books – August 2018

When we think of gathering in community, how many of the visions that arise have to do with food? That iconic Norman Rockwell painting of Thanksgiving dinner; pizza and a movie on Friday night; waffles at Sunday brunch. That’s the sunlit side of eating. Not many of us would want to do without it. But […]

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Intersangha Focuses on Strengthening Our Path

The South Florida intersangha as been working together to provide opportunities to turn Dharma into practice, build a strong recovery community, and encourage and support the work in which each individual member is engaged. During June, Daniel Fishburn from Asheville, NC joined members of our own community to explore specific key practices that, collectively, are […]

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Bee’s Books – July 2018

Bee Sloan These are my recommendations for books about the Refuge Recovery practice, the intersection of Twelve Steps and Buddhism, and how to meditate. They are not specifically endorsed by Refuge Recovery and are offered in the spirit of generosity to our sangha. Happy reading! For me, the core of the Refuge Recovery book has […]

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Refuge Recovery Asheville

Our first meeting was held in June 2015. We have 8 meetings per week, as well as a monthly outdoor meeting, and one meeting we take into detox. We meet in 5 locations around Asheville, including the VA.  We have mentors who have worked as is laid on in the book, but more people have […]

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Dan

Meet the Man Behind the Curtain Refuge Recovery Chicago Hey Refuge! You know all that cool stuff happening everyday behind the scenes? No? Of course you don’t! That’s the goal! And yet, SO MUCH work vital to our noble mission gets done quietly and we want to take a moment and give a shout out […]

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July 2018

Jean Tuller Executive Director Hi Sangha- hope this Newsletter finds all of you well and, for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoying the summer. I’m pleased to report that our annual conference, referred to as RefCon, went beautifully this year. Major props to our Planning Committee, which was composed of Regional Representatives from […]

Regional Representative Job Description

This first round of Regional Representatives have been working on getting together a concise job description draft to be presented at Refcon4. Looking forward to input and discussion from the greater sangha. And, hey, you don’t have to be in LA this weekend to join this conversation. Check out the link below, share it with […]