2017 Summit

The 2017 Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017, organized by the Northwest Dharma Association, in conjunction with the Buddhist Recovery Network, was held at Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey, Washington on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017.

Some of the questions we explored include:

    • What are the defining characteristics of Buddhist recovery?
    • How does Buddhist recovery intersect with the Twelve-Step model?
    • What are the pros and cons of facilitated and peer-led recovery groups?
    • How do we strengthen national and international networks (BRN)?
    • What does sponsorship or mentorship look like in the movement?

We gathered as peers to discuss the current climate of Buddhist Recovery and its future and to share our experience, strength, and hope.

Summary of the 2017 Summit