Eight Step Recovery

Eight Step Recovery

We have two kinds of Eight-Step Recovery meetings, Open Meetings and Mentorship Meetings.

The group is peer-led, and your confidentiality and privacy will always be respected.

Open Meetings are for anyone who is interested in learning more about the 8 Step Buddhist Recovery support group program. Is your behaviour or negative patterns of thinking causing you or others to suffer? When you try to change them do you keep failing, despite your best efforts and intentions? 8 Step recovery is a compassionate and non-judgmental group where you can gain skills and support to make positive changes to such patterns for the benefit of yourself and others.

We will be mainly using the book Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, but for some meetings we may look at other Buddhist recovery books. All are welcome to attend.

Note: Open meetings are held every fourth Sunday of the month 7pm – 8:10pm

Mentorship Meetings are for established members who are actively working in their recovery towards overcoming addiction, habitual and harmful behaviours.  These meetings are by invitation only.  

In the mentorship meeting, members can speak openly and honestly about their concerns,  and/or current situations, knowing that everyone else in the room has experienced similar situations. There is also more opportunity to study the steps in more depth through discussion and sharing of experience.

 

Please see the below video which interviews people whom have had great benefit from Eight Step Recovery. 

 

 

Programme

Date & Time Title
Mentorship meeting (invitation only)
Open meeting, newcomers welcome
Mentorship meeting (invitation only)
Open meeting, newcomers welcome
Mentorship meeting (invitation only)
Open meeting, newcomers welcome
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No - we believe Buddhist teachings and practices can be helpful anyone in recovery, regardless of your particular beliefs.

Do I need to book?

No – just turn up!

Are there any requirements for attending?

Our only requirement is that you have a genuine desire to be free from addictive tendencies and behaviours.

How much does the class cost?

The meeting is run on dāna, the Buddhist tradition of generosity. Just coming along to the meeting is a gift, but and if you can afford to give more, please do. We can take donations by card or cash.

Where to Find Us

We're upstairs at 6-8 Broomhedge St, just off Adelaide Rd. There is plenty of parking outside the centre (you can ignore the private parking signs as the other tenants only use the spaces during work hours).