Buddhist Recovery Page

Meditation and Discussion at Turning Point  (meetings are virtual using the Zoom link found below and in the newsletter)


Every first and third Wednesday of the month, at noon, Paul Rodrigue hosts a guided meditation for about 30 minutes, followed by a discussion whose topic is usually determined by the people who are present. Common themes are working with difficult emotions, the challenges of addictive behaviors, applications of the 12 steps to Buddhist principles, dealing with trauma, and working with pain in our meditation. Beginners to meditation are welcome. Turning Point is a local resource for people in recovery from addictions. The members of Turning Point are remarkably accepting and kind. Contact Paul Rodrigue paulrodrigue1961@gmail.com

Zoom link click below:



Zen Recovery and Meditation

In Person at Brattleboro Zen Center

CLICK HERE  Brattleboro Zen Center

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm Main Street Brattleboro Center Congregational Church

Meditation and RecoveryMeditation and Recovery is a community of people whose lives have been touched by addiction. We welcome addicts, alcoholics, family, friends, providers, caretakers, and any other interested person. This weekly meeting features sitting meditation followed by discussion to support those in recovery from addictive substances and behavior patterns.

This event is offered by  the Brattleboro Zen Center

Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is an online program

CLICK HERE  for a Schedule of US/Eastern Times for RD Meetings that are Online and Open


Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. Our program uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. We believe that recovery is about finding our own inner wisdom and our own path. We believe that the traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer a powerful approach to healing from addiction and living a life of true freedom.

Our program is based on the idea that every one of us is our own guide in recovery from addiction, with the help and understanding of our wise friends and sangha (community). We believe that’s what the Dharma teaches us. So it’s with great joy and excitement that we come together to build this recovery community and support structure, informed by the spirit of democracy.

Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency,  gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We’ve found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery.