RefCon 5 in Chicago! July 12-14, 2019


Buddha, Dharma and a whole lot of Sangha will be happening in July at the Refuge Recovery Fifth Annual Conference in CHICAGO! We’ll be meditating, workshopping, hanging with the sangha and doing some RR business. Can’t wait to see you there!


July 12-14, 2019


July 12th registration starts at 4 PM and the program goes from 7 PM on Friday July 12th to 1 PM on Sunday, July 14th.


University of Illinois – Chicago
750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607


On May 16th, 2019 the registration fee goes up to the standard $125.

RR Hiking Club Coming Soon!

Exciting news! A member from the Portland Sangha is creating the Refuge Recovery Hiking Club and our first hike will be this April. There will be hikes every month - for now its looking like the 2nd Saturday of every month for longer hikes. There is possibility of also having shorter weekday hikes on Tuesday or Thursday.

To stay up to date, please make sure you are signed up for the newsletter! (scroll down to the bottom of this page) Info about the first scheduled hike will be coming soon.

There will also be a Hiking Committee forming made from a few representatives from different meeting groups to keep meetings in the loop, plan hikes and stay organize locations/carpooling details. If you are interested in joining this committee please email:

Hope you’re as excited as we are!!

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Women's Meeting: New Year's Day Meditation!

Hello my PDX Ladies!!!! Our Women's meeting is continuing tomorrow evening at the Alano Club at the usual time 7pm 💜 Looking forward to seeing you all and guiding my sisters through meditation on New Year's Day!

Hope everyone has a beautiful and safe New Year's Eve tonight. Reach out to your people. Set intentions. Share the love. Let's leave this rollercoaster year behind us with peace and respect!
Looking forward to this Sangha's future growth and success in 2019 🙏

With ease and love, 


Holiday Meetings + Closures

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Hello Sangha,

This year the holidays fall on Mondays and Tuesdays so here is the list of meetings that will be operating. This is subject to changes and additional meetings so stay tuned!

Monday Night - Dharma Rain

Dec 24 Xmas Eve - Open -In the Zendo!

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve - Closed

Monday Night - Heart of Wisdom

Dec 24 Xmas Eve - Open

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve - Open

Tuesday Night Meetings for Dec 25 + January 1

Vancouver - Christmas Day - Closed / New Year’s Day - Closed

Beaverton - Christmas Day - Closed / New Year’s Day - Closed

Women’s Meeting - Christmas Day - Closed / New Year’s day - Open

Dec 25 - 2nd Annual Holiday Potluck with Anna + Jean

“December 25th is headed your way!  Anna and Jean are hosting the second annual Refuge Holiday Pot Luck. Open house from 1:00- 6:00 PM. Anna and Jean will be providing the turkey and ask that everyone bring a dish to share.  Jean’s got the lead on organizing this extravaganza :) so please email her at for all of the details.  All are welcome!!!”

Hope everyone finds warmth, peace, and ease this holiday season!

Love xo Stephanie