Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Refuge Recovery Workshop with Gary Sanders

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This three hour workshop will outline the inventory process of Refuge Recovery as its described within the book Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine. The workshop will consist of Buddhist teachings, meditations, writing periods, Q&A, and group discussion.The written inventory process of Refuge Recovery is one of the most important and transformative aspects of the entire program. Looking back on our history plays a pivotal role in our ability to understand addiction, its causes, its release, and the path that we must follow. We will want to get started on it right away, and should not be taken lightly. We will need to be honest, forthcoming, and diligent in the process. During this workshop we will provide support for those who have started, encouragement for those who have yet to start, discuss how to and why we would want to take inventory.Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of background or experience with addiction. From a Buddhist perspective we are all recovering from something.

Gary Sanders moved to Portland in the spring of 2016 from the Los Angeles area, where he was the founding teacher of SCV Mindfulness for over 5 years. He was empowered to lead Buddhist meditation and dharma groups by Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and also helped found Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist based recovery program for all addictions, which has now spread worldwide. Gary was recently asked to join the teaching staff at Portland Insight Meditation Community by Robert Beatty and the PIMC Teachers' Council. His wife and daughters continue to be his greatest teachers.

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

PDX Intersangha Meeting

  • Portland Insight Meditation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Intersangha Meeting is a meeting that happens every 3-4 months. Elected volunteers come together to check-in on the overall progress and direction of the greater Refuge Recovery Portland Sangha. New ideas and positions may be presented and voted on, and the progress or issues at hand are recorded by the secretary. It's great to come if you'd like to be a part of the greater conversation happening outside of meetings, and perhaps pick up a service position, or just get to know others in the community a bit better. Please get in touch if you have any further questions about this!

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Undoing Patriarchy & Sacred Masculinity with Lama Rod Owens

  • Heart of Wisdom Zen Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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On Friday Night Lama Rod will give an Introduction to Un-doing Patriarchy that is open to all. The remainder of the retreat is open to those who identify as male.

**This retreat is open only to those who identify as male**

Through meditation, dialogue, personal storytelling, journaling and ritual, we will unpack how patriarchy has shaped our expressions of masculinity and the self. We will take up a dharmic lens to examine our relationship to violence and domination, power, femininity, love and sexuality along a path to unveiling and honoring non-patriarchal expressions of who we are as human beings. Our intention is to illuminate how patriarchal expressions of self create suffering for all of us as we begin to develop a relationship to a more sacred masculinity. Our hope is that these efforts will not only further our own liberation, but begin to cultivate spiritual communities and a human world where both the sacred feminine and masculine are held in loving balance.

Schedule
Friday, June 1
7:30 pm – 9 pm Introductory Teaching
Saturday, June 2
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 3
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Public Talk (Open to everyone)

Suggested Fees $140

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Refuge Recovery Daylong Retreat in Olympia, WA

  • 112 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)
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Join us at our upcoming Daylong retreat w/ Gary Sanders! Gary will guide us through the history and basics of the Refuge program, Guided meditations throughout the day, a brief two question inventory workshop in a safe atmosphere, and information regarding mentorship, Kalyāṇa-mittatā, and Dharma Buddies. Lots of Q&A and group discussions. Potluck Lunch.

Suggested Donation $40 - Any donation is appreciated and no one turned away for lack of funds.

Gary Sanders recently moved to Portland, OR from the Los Angeles area, where he was the founder of SCV Mindfulness. He was empowered to lead Buddhist meditation and dharma groups by Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and also helped found Refuge Recovery. After moving to Portland, Gary was asked to join the teaching staff at Portland Insight Meditation Community by Robert Beatty and the Teachers' Council. His wife and daughters continue to be his greatest teachers.

RSVP on Facebook or Email us at RefugeRecoveryOly@gmail.com

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

End Craving In Just 20 Minutes With This One Weird Trick!

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Do you run away from overwhelming feelings?
Do you sit and wonder why things suck so hard?
Are you mean to yourself about screwing stuff up?
Learn the truth about craving!
This all-expenses paid meditation retreat will expose you to ancient wisdom and teach you one weird trick to bust your cravings for good! Register now for your exclusive chance to:
Tune into your feelings! 
Breathe and listen! 
Sit in silence! 
And even... 
Write and draw!
You’ll leave with a sense of ease, courage, and compassion for your own experience, plus a potluck lunch!
Don’t miss out on this once-in-this-lifetime chance to let go of fear and embrace fear!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-craving-in-just-20-minutes-with-this-one-weird-trick-tickets-44517864130

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