Dharma Talk: Addiction, Recovery & Buddhism

with Bob Cleveland
Thursday, February 6, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of every month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea will be offered at 5:45 p.m.
How can Buddhist practices help us heal from addiction? Join Bob Cleveland for an evening gathering exploring the nature of addiction and a path to recovery. The talk will begin with a look at the different models of addiction, as well as the physiology and neurology of addiction. The heart of the presentation will illuminate why and how the Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity are uniquely suited to work with suffering and support recovery from addictions of all kinds. There will be ample time for discussion, and members of Recovery Dharma will share details about the weekly meetings at The Dancing Elephant.
Everyone is welcome.
Come 5-10 minutes early; preregistration is not required.
Suggested donation: $5-20. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.
Bob Cleveland is a member of Rockland Recovery Dharma, which is the local chapter of the international Recovery Dharma community. He grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He earned his BA from Bates College, writing his Senior Thesis on the influx of Zen Buddhism in American culture during the 50s and 60s. Bob later earned a Masters in Pastoral Theology from Loyola University in New Orleans. He has had a regular meditation practice for over 30 years, finding his own spiritual home in the Christian Contemplative tradition where he is member of clergy. Bob currently lives in Hope, ME with his wife Anne.