Teacher or Dharma Leader

  • Ann B. Peruzzi
    Ann B. Peruzzi

    Ann B. Peruzzi, PhD (she/her), has been in recovery from alcohol addiction for 33 years, and a student of the relationship between dharma and recovery since 2006 after reading Kevin Griffin’s memoir “One Breath At A Time”. Ann became a Vipassana/insight meditation practitioner and student of Theravada Buddhist teachings in the few years after that first introduction to mindfulness practice, sitting multiple silent retreats since then.  In 2019, she completed the mindfulness meditation teacher training (MMTCP) with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and has taught at a residential drug and alcohol program, as well as in community settings since.  As a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction, she was trained in MBSR (with Bob Stahl) and taught mindfulness based relapse prevention to health professionals and clients. She is a founding member of the Buddhist Recovery Network. As a dedicated qigong practitioner and instructor, Ann continually studies how meditative movement enhances joy in recovery and leads to deeper freedom, and peace. Ann is in the current cohort of the advanced practitioner program (LEAP) at Spirit Rock. She is a regular member in Kevin Griffin’s dharma and recovery sangha and fills in for him from time to time. 


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Jul 16 2024


Pacific Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Buddhism and Addiction Recovery – 3rd Tuesday

The Buddhism and Addiction Recovery dhamma friends gathering provides a time for people who are in recovery from addiction to be together in support of one another. We will be exploring the ways in which recovery is informed and enhanced by a Buddhist perspective, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eight-Fold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and other key aspects of the path. Our format will include meditation, a talk related to a topic of recovery through a Buddhist lens, discussion and social time. The group is open to people in recovery from addiction, including drugs and alcohol, food, gambling, sex, technology, and other process addictions, as well as issues of codependency. One need not be a part of recovery group, such as 12-step, Recovery Dharma, Refuge Recovery, 8-Step Recovery. Those contemplating a path to recovery are also welcome.

Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.

Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center. If you choose to attend in person, we request that you not use any fragrance. This protects the health of our sangha members who have a sensitivity to fragrance

Online Attendance Instructions:

Online Meeting ID: 815 4591 1865

Dial-in Passcode: 055786

Join online by clicking the Join Online button or calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and #. If a passcode is requested, then enter the Dial-in Passcode and #. Find your local number by clicking here. The preferred way to join is by using a Zoom application with your personal Zoom account.

Onsite Attendance Instructions:

Masks Are Optional

We highly recommend that onsite attendees be fully vaccinated, including boosters, per CDC guidelines. The use of an N95/KN95 mask is optional at this event. ISC will provide a mask if you need one, but you can support the center by bringing your own.

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