ROCKLAND — On Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 - 8 p.m., members of Recovery Dharma will offer a community talk entitled “Addiction, Recovery, & Buddhism” at The Dancing Elephant, in Rockland.
The program – which includes meditation, a talk, and discussion – is part of the First Thursday Dharma Talk Series. It is open to the public by donation. Tea will be served.
The evening will explore the question: How can Buddhist practices help us heal from addiction?
The talk will begin with a look at the different models of addiction, as well as the physiology and neurology of addiction. The heart of the presentation will illuminate why and how the Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity are uniquely suited to work with suffering and support recovery from addictions of all kinds.
There will be ample time for discussion, and members of Rockland Recovery Dharma will share details about the weekly meetings at The Dancing Elephant (Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.).
The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located in downtown Rockland. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels.