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Meeting News

There have been some changes to the weekly meeting lineup. Here are the highlights from the most recent Intersangha meeting:

Weekly Meetings:

  • Thursdays at 7pm, also known as the Vancouver meeting, could use more attendees. Anyone looking for something to do on a Thursday night should check it out.
  • The Forest Grove meeting on Fridays has split into an in-person meeting at the Forest Grove Recovery Club at 6pm. It's virtual counterpart on Zoom has moved times to 8 pm.
  • There is a new Inquiry circle that is open to members on Fridays at 9am for Exploring Recovery from Eating Addiction.
Monthly Meetings:
  • The Wise Friends Committee has begun a monthly Mentor Meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month, beginning this week, May 6th.
As always, please visit the website's meeting page, by clicking the button below, for all the up-to-date information.

Additionally, Recovery Dharma Portland has an additional Zoom license, which allows us to run up to two meetings concurrently. Inquiry Circle meetings are being added to the weekly meeting list. If you have an Inquiry Circle that would like to be listed or needs Zoom support, or have a meeting that is planning on going in-person, please contact or come to this weekend's Intersangha Working Group.

Recovery Dharma PDX Meetings

Upcoming Events

Dave Smith Half-Day Retreat: What is Buddhist Recovery?
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Buddhist Philosophy, Practice and Ethics of as Means for Overcoming Addiction

In recent years, sincere efforts have been made to integrate Buddhist practices into Recovery culture and communities. Because there is no universal definition for Buddhist Recovery or how it works, many people find themselves confused and discouraged while looking for perspectives and practices that have meaningful and practical direction and outcome.

This online workshop was specifically created to provide a simple and comprehensive framework for understanding how Buddhism and Dharma practice can be cultivated as means for overcoming addiction, embracing recovery and creating a meaningful life.

Four core components will be covered in the workshop. You’ll learn:

  1. Mindfulness: the four foundations of mindfulness
  2. Buddhist psychology and the four tasks
  3. The Eight-fold path: the process of awakening
  4. Heart practice: the four brahma-viharas (kindness, compassion, appreciation, and equanimity)


Information & Registration
Intersangha Working Group
Saturday, May 8, 2021

There is no agenda for this meeting, so bring your topics and concerns.
Any Portland-area sangha members are welcome to join.

Zoom Meeting =
Password = 534187

Recovery Dharma Resources

Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, investigation, and community. Last month, the Portland Intersangha put out a call for resources to be added to the website. Please visit the new Resources page to see what is new and find out how to submit:

Questions? Concerns?

The current global, national and local health emergency has created big challenges and subtle opportunities for many of us. And also for our recovery, our meditation practice and our weekly meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns about Recovery Dharma Portland in the current situation, please drop the Intersangha a note at

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Thank you for helping keep Recovery Dharma Portland strong!

We periodically host participatory workshops, speakers, as well as provide Recovery Dharma literature to local/regional recovery centers. Dana enables us to meet through Zoom, bring speakers in from around the country, put on quality workshops and ensure that everyone has access to our program and our literature.

Thank you for your generosity.

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