This group meets every Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Foster Building Room 302 76 W. Main St. Hyannis, MA. Please come in the back door entrance to the building where the parking lot is, as the doors to the building may be locked.
The Buddhist Mindful Recovery Group is a member of the Buddhist Recovery Network. In keeping with the Mission’s welcome to all for healing, we have developed this group as an alternative and supplement to 12 Step groups. All are welcome to meditate with us, you don’t have to be a Buddhist or experienced meditator to participate. We are open to all who wish to find peace, cultivate compassion and end suffering from our attachment to any variety of substance use or process disorder (alcohol and other drugs, food, sex & love, gambling, etc). Additionally, anyone who has been affected by someone else’s substance use disorder is welcome to participate.
In recovery we practice mindful meditation to benefit from the changes that happen in our brains that can help us overcome substance use disorders, process disorders, co-dependency and depressive disorders. Mindful meditation can also lead to moments of enlightenment and to become more attuned to everyday life that can “be transformative when you pay attention to any kind of ordinary thing and then learn to let it go. That’s the magic of it. The wisdom comes from doing that.” according to Beth Walsh, Dharma Teacher at the Cambridge Zen Center, Kwan Um School of Zen,
Our format is as follows
After introducing ourselves, we will:
- Share a brief Buddhist reading
- Practice sitting meditation for 20 minutes
- The group will then be open for discussion to share our experience, strength, and hope for the well-being of all.
- We will close with long form of the Buddhist Serenity Prayer.
A brief meditation instruction will be available, if needed.
There are no dues or fees for this meeting, but your tax-deductible donations are welcome to offset the cost of rent.