The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) will be hosting the next BRN Summit in Lacey, Washington September 5-8, 2019. The title of this year’s summit is:
Recovery: What’s Buddhism Got to Do With It?
The Summit will be held at the Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey Washington (site of the 2017 summit). Sitting on 29-acres, Gwinwood features 18 acres of forested land, 4 acres of open meadows and 7 acres of undisturbed wetlands, all fronting a beautiful lake. The summit fee will include accommodations and vegetarian meals.
All recovery paths, sober time, and Buddhist lineages are welcome! During the 4-day retreat, we will engage in presentations, group discussion, sharing, practice, networking, collaborating and much more. Some of the topics for this year’s summit include:
A review of events since the last Summit in 2017. How have we as individuals and as a community dealt with sexual allegations in several of our Buddhist communities? Interactive exercises facilitated by John Tsungme Guy and Zanele Khamalo
Panel – Creating Safer Spaces in our communities and what we can learn from the Christian and Catholic Communities – Speakers Sue Neufeld- Ellis co-author of ‘Clergy Sexual Misconduct’, and a Chemical Dependency Counsellor and Buddhist Practitioner, and Brian Dean-Williams who is a Buddhist Teacher, Workshop Leader and Therapist specializing in Trauma and Addictions
To Register, click this link http://www.rsvpbook.com/brs2019
Panel Taboo Addictions – Speaker Deborah Grace who is a Buddhist Therapist and specializes in sex and love addiction. And the President Vimalasara (Dr. Valerie Mason-John)– specializing in Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Over Eating.
Back By Popular demand – Kevin Griffin and Vince Cullen – on What the Buddhist Sutta’s have to teach us about addiction and recovery
Experience a host of Buddhist Recovery meeting formats offered during the retreat: Refuge Recovery, Eight-Step Recovery, Heart of Recovery and more.
Buddhist Recovery past, present and future. Where do we go from here? How can the BRN help?