Buddhist practices to help with addiction soon available

By Lindsay Advocate

Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path freedom of addictions and mental health.

Refuge Recovery believes in training heart and minds to build a skillful approach to see clearly and respond to life with understanding that can free individuals from addictions.

The free meetings are peer-led that include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and a group sharing and discussion.

It is open to all faith or non-faith backgrounds and respectful to all recovery paths. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in or interested in recovery from any from of addictive or compulsive behaviour. No prior meditation experience is necessary.

Organizers say recovery can’t be done alone; community support and wise guidance are an integral part of the path of recovery.  Understanding, forgiveness, non-harming actions with service and generosity are necessary part of the recovery process.

The start date is Nov. 22, at Cambridge Street United Church, located at 61 Cambridge St. N., in Lindsay. Contact:  for more information. Donations towards space and expenses always welcome.

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