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REFUGE RECOVERY

“A Buddhist approach to recovering from Addiction”

What is Refuge Recovery?
Refuge Recovery is an oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands; “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction”. We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.

Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.
www.refugerecovery.org

Hello Refuge Recovery friends. These first series of guided meditations were recorded by Dave Smith (www.rebelsaintdharma.com) and are offered here for you. There will be guided meditations, Dharma talks pertaining to refuge recovery, interviews and stories. Stay tuned....more to come!

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    Mindfulness of Feeling

    What can you "feel" or "know" as being pleasant, unpleasant......or neutral?

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    Mindfulness of breathing

    A talk and meditation on Mindfulness of breathing. The meditation starts at the 30 min mark.-approx.

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    Appreciation / Gratitude

    Learning to appreciate that which is good. This comes from a series of talks and instructions given at a retreat in Thailand. The meditation starts approx 30 mins into the talk. The series covers all heart practices. Enjoy. -dave smith

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    Forgiveness

    Giving up all hope for a better past.

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    Compassion: Instructions and talk.

    This comes from a series of talks and instructions given at a retreat in Thailand. The meditation starts approx 30 mins into the talk. The series covers all heart practices. Enjoy. -dave smith

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    Refuge Recovery Program

    Dave Smith recently visited the Seattle Insight Meditation Center and gave this public talk on the Refuge Recovery Program.

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    Mindfulness of breath / body

    Developing concentration thru mindfulness of body and breath sensation. Approx 18 minutes.

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    Mindfulness of breathing

    Developing concentration thru mindfulness of breathing. Approx. 18 minutes

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    Refuge Recovery: Working with 'feeling'.

    This refuge recovery talk outlines the role of “feelings” within the practice of dharma. The buddha presents this as the master key to understanding how we relate to the reality of pleasant, painful and neutral feelings. It can be seen as the core mechanism that drives all of our addictive tendencies.

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