Heart of Recovery

“Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism.”

  – Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety.  Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Meeting format includes:
• sitting practice
• a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the facilitator
• discussion and exploration by group members
• sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope
• dedication of merit

Open to all who are:
• Buddhist practitioners from any tradition or
• 12 Step practitioners from any program or
• Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors

Free meditation instruction is available during all of these times
Meditation Instructors and/or Shambhala guides are available to meet with newcomers or anyone else wanting guidance with their meditation practice.  Cushions, benches and chairs are supplied; you do not need to bring anything.

Sundays | West Loop (Main Center) | 10:30am – 12:00pm

37 N Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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