with Bob Cleveland
Thursday, March 5, 6-8 p.m.
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
Can Buddhist practices help us heal from addiction? Join Bob Cleveland for an evening talk exploring the nature of addiction and a path to recovery. The conversation begins with a look at addiction as a lens to view the insidious nature of craving and aversion present in all our lives. Addiction - whether involving substances, behaviors, or concepts - brings dukkha or suffering into sharp focus. The heart of the talk will illuminate why and how the Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity are uniquely suited to support recovery from addictions of all kinds. Bob will also share details about the weekly meetings of Rockland Recovery Dharma.
Everyone is welcome.
Suggested donation: $5-20.
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.