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Dharma and Recovery Group

Our Dharma & Recovery group explores the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teachings and practices. We welcome all people who identify with any of the full range of addictions, from substances to behaviors, as well as habitual thought and emotional patterns. This is not a 12 Step group, but we look to ways that members of the community can support each other on the path of recovery. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation, and new meditators are welcome. There is time for discussion about meditation practice and a recovery/Dharma theme each month.

Teaching Team

Ryuko Laura Burges

Ryuko Laura Burges


Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, teaches classes, lectures, and leads retreats in Northern California. She received monastic training at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and co-founded the Sangha in Recovery Program at the San Francisco Zen Center. She is the abiding teacher at Lenox House Meditation Group in Oakland. Her most recent book from Shambhala is The Zen Way of Recovery: An Illuminated Path Out of the Darkness of Addiction. Her Buddhist children’s books are Buddhist Stories for Kids and Zen for Kids. Laura lives in San Francisco.

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