Growth in Recovery events focus on the pillars of the Recovery Dharma program and help to strengthen our paths of recovery. This creates an opportunity for learning and to practice in community, while providing greater accessibility for members of our global sangha. Our event will focus on each component of The Four Noble Truths.
All times in are Eastern Time (US)
2:00pm-3:00pm: First Noble Truth
3:00pm-3:30pm: Break (30 minutes)
3:30pm-4:30pm: Second Noble Truth
4:30pm-5:00pm: Break (30 minutes)
5:00pm-6:00pm: Third Noble Truth
6:00pm-6:30pm: Break (30 minutes)
6:30pm-8:00pm: Fourth Noble Truth
First Noble Truth
The First Noble Truth rests on the understanding that in this life, there is dukkha. However, when dukkha is interpreted solely as suffering, we fail to include the subtle aspects of unsatisfactoriness that’s present even in joyous moments. This limited understanding of the First Noble Truth often skews our engagement with the subsequent Noble Truths and misses the more nuanced and key teachings of Buddhism.
Second Noble Truth
The Second Noble Truth allows us to look at the causes of our suffering. Craving is the result of clinging to impermanent solutions for suffering. Learn about the physiological effects of craving and practice a sampler of techniques to help you surf the urges. Then, connect with community members in small groups to share strategies and create plans to support you when moments of craving arise.
Third Noble Truth
The Third Noble Truth provides hope for people seeking liberation from suffering and is an invitation to explore the transformative potential within to cultivate a life of greater wisdom and compassion. Recovery Dharma members tell us how their recovery is possible.
Fourth Noble Truth
The Fourth Noble Truth allows us to follow the path. The Eightfold Path is a way of life that each of us follows and practices to the best of our current understanding and capacity. Our guest speaker, Kevin Griffin, will touch on each part of the path and how it relates to ourselves, each other, and our recoveries.
Date & Time
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM