Recovery Resources

Local Resources

Charlottesville Recovery Dharma Group: meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Friends' Meeting House, 1104 Forest Street. For more information, email Matt .

UVA Collegiate Recovery Program: open to UVA students, faculty, staff, and alumni

National, International, Virtual Resources

Recovery Dharma is a national organization whose mission is to support individuals and sanghas on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles. Many in-person and virtual meetings, as well as other resources, are listed in their website.

Recovery Dharma Virtual Friends and Family Meeting: A British Recovery Dharma sangha offers a virtual meeting for friends and family of those in recovery on Mondays at 1pm ET.

Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist author, teacher, and leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Currently he is offering two Zoom classes studying his book, “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps” on Tuesdays at 1pm ET and Fridays at 10pm ET. He has authored several other recovery books.

Buddhist Recovery Network promotes the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors and is open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths. Their website includes information on meetings, book clubs, podcasts, and dharma talks.

Y12SR, Yoga 12-step Recovery combines the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12-step recovery mode.  It is a holistic model that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction, informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing. There are virutal meetings available to all; no local meetings at this time. 

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention: MBRP has a list of recorded guided practices that may be helpful in increasing awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions. The practices are designed to help you pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices available every moment.


Science & Spirituality Dialogue, “Self-Transcendence: Dissolving Pain, Overcoming Addiction” with Eric Garland, Fadel Zeidan, David Vago, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal, and host Alejandro Chaoul-Reich


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