A Four-Week Course on Saturdays at 9 am Pacific Time, Starting April 3, 2021
Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours. These teachings, along with the practice of mindfulness meditation, can strengthen our ability to notice and let go of thoughts and impulses that lead us to suffering, discontent, and harmful actions.
During this four-week Heart of Recovery class we will discover how meditation and mindfulness practices:
- Help us to find relief from the suffering of addictions and compulsive behaviours of all kinds.
- Support us in connecting to our inherent goodness, warmth, and intelligence as human beings, and how doing so can support and enrich our recovery.
- Show us the wisdom and sanity that underlies all aspects of our existence, and how that wisdom gets twisted by fear and ego, and then manifests as neurosis, character defects, habitual patterns and addictive behaviours.
- Train us to notice when we are lost in a story, hooked by emotions, or caught by addictive energies and behaviours.
- Strengthen our ability “let go” when we do get hooked or triggered.
Instead of acting out or suppressing our emotions, we can learn to embody our experiences and open ourselves to the inherent wisdom that exists below the surface of emotional energy.
The Heart of Recovery Four-week Course Includes
- Initial 3-hour Workshop: An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness for People in Recovery (Saturday April 3)
- Three 2-hour Classes: Classes will include meditation, a talk, Q & A and discussion (Saturdays April 10, 17, and 24)
- Membership in a Private Online Forum: Group will be monitored by Scott Perkins and assistant teachers who will be assisting during the program.
- Class participants are encouraged to discuss and explore their experience between Saturday classes
- Questions are welcome, and instructors will be available to respond
- Instructors will be available for live discussions mid-week
- Optional one-on-one meditation instruction session with teacher or assistant teacher
- Instruction in techniques for working with emotions, urges and triggers when they arise
Who Should Attend
This course is open to both new and experienced meditation practitioners. Those who are personally working with recovery, as well as to those whose lives have been impacted by addiction (as parents, children, spouses, etc.) will also benefit.
Suggested: CA8 or pay what you can.
Payment is by credit card or e-transfer.
If you are able to offer more, your support will be much appreciated.
Scott Perkins is a certified Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Trainer, and Meditation Teacher. He began practicing Buddhism in 1988 and completed a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University in 1992. Scott has been teaching on Buddhism and Meditation for over 25 years. Scott began his own path of recovery on Christmas Day, 2005 and has been exploring the intersection of recovery and meditation since that time. In his role as a Recovery Coach, Scott helps others craft personal paths/programs that supports their recovery from addictions and strengthens their ability to experience life with sanity, courage, and compassion. In 2006, Scott founded and continues to lead the Washington DC…
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