Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. The meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.

Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of background or experience with addiction. From a Buddhist perspective, we are all suffering and recovering from something.

“Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. In fact, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recovery is possible, and this book provides a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addictions. When sincerely practiced, the program will ensure a full recovery from addiction and a lifelong sense of well-being and happiness.” – Noah Levine

When: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted for Insight Santa Cruz.

Facilitator: Kara Haney
*Note: This weekly group is peer-led by a group leader.
There are four Refuge Recovery meetings in Santa Cruz.
Please visit for more information on those locations.

Registration: No registration required

Location: Insight Santa Cruz

Everyone Welcome