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REFUGE RECOVERY

Woodstock Healing Arts
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Jan 27 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Refuge Recoveryis a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the bookRefuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.


Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Always free; donations welcome.



About David McNamara:

David McNamara is a Recovery coach, CASAC-T, filmmaker and Zenpractitioner. David has worked and volunteered in the recovery field forover 10 years as well as having extensive training in Mindfulness therapyand meditation. Prior to this he was a filmmaker for over 30 years. Aftermany years into his own recovery he began to see the need for alternativesin the way that we treat addiction and the trauma underlying the addiction.


In keeping with the contemporary wisdom for the treatment of addiction,David has spent much of his career investigating how recovery, spiritualityand creative expression are integrally related. He began to develop apractice based on his own experience of recovery. Using his extensive Zenmeditation experience, DBT training, martial arts training and HarmReduction Psychotherapeutic techniques he began a program calledMindfulness Based Recovery. He has implemented this practice into hiswork at a traditional Drug Treatment center last year with some verypromising results.


Last year David embarked on a documentary film called Disconnected(Healing an addicted society). In the making of the film he has found anincredible group of people, teachers, mentors and advisors. One of thosepeople, Noah Levine, created in 2008 a community based recoveryprogram called Refuge Recovery. Refuge Recovery is a non-theisticBuddhist inspired group that is based in compassion, wisdom andcommunity. I am excited to be able to bring this program to the people inour local communities.

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