Entries by Avi

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Infrastructure Draft

Molly R. Refuge Recovery Oakland Infrastructure is about creating pathways. As an organization, Refuge Recovery began with a bunch of meetings popping up all over. Those meetings connected into local areas, and intersanghas, which sometimes are in a single geographic area, and sometimes span several states. This plan is to help construct clearer lines of […]

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Chris Kavanaugh

by Chris Kavanaugh Throughout my recovery, I have encountered many variations of the question: I know this is an abstinence-based program, but why can’t I take drugs that aren’t really addictive, like marijuana, or mushrooms, or peyote, or acid, or ecstasy, or ayahuasca, or ibogaine, etc. I’ve also seen this question answered in a variety of ways. […]

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Refuge Recovery Chicago

Tyler Lewke How long has Refuge Chicago been around? After a couple of us attended numerous RR meetings in the early days in Santa Cruz and LA, we started our first group in the basement of the Blue Lotus Temple in Woodstock in 2013! 3 of us the first night! 20 the second night. 30 […]

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Tanya

This month we bring you Tanya’s story, one of our members from the London sangha. Tell me a little about yourself? I’m a mish mash of cultures: born in London but brought up in Italy, Africa and the Middle East. My parents are a mix of Italian (father) and South African (mother), raised in two, […]

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March 2018

Jean Tuller Executive Director   Hi Sangha- lots to report this month! The Regional Representatives have had their first meeting and divided their work into three parts- drafting the RR regional infrastructure, developing the draft job description for RR Regional Reps and assisting with planning the annual RR Conference, scheduled for June 8-10, 2018 in […]

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Bee’s Books – February 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! Well, it’s February, which is famous for…Groundhog’s Day! (Just kidding. […]

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Refuge Recovery Portland

Kaelyn S. Portland Intersangha Mentorship Coordinator, Women’s Meeting Mentorship Coordinator, Inventory Group Leader Mentoring In Portland, Oregon It hasn’t been that long since the birth of Refuge Recovery took place so, of course, there has been a shortage of people “qualified” to be Mentors. As our membership grows, so does our number of Mentors. To […]

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Geo Beecher

Tell me a little about yourself? (age, location, occupation, hobbies, etc..) My name is George, but most of my friends call me Geo. The confusing thing is that I used to have a blog, called Mondo-Samu which accidentally became a nickname. So if you see a friend request on Social Media from this rando named […]

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February 2018

Jean Tuller Executive Director Hello Sangha! Our theme this month is metta- the gift of loving kindness and friendliness. Several months ago, we began taking on the issues of cultural competency in our organization. This reflected an urgent need to begin fostering more metta in our worldwide sangha to all members. Thanks to skillful work […]

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Kris Rhoeling

Tell me a little about yourself? I’m a 51 year old, anarcho-queer. I am also fully professed Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Sonata Innocent, since 2009. Over the decades, my paid work as alternated between working in human rights (torture, prisons…and all the ‘isms & phobias) and human services (HIV, addiction, severe & persistent mental […]