Heart of Recovery

Meditation for People in Recovery

Every Tuesday evening, 5:30–7pm in the Community Room. No charge.

Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism.

—Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Boulder Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Meeting format includes:

  • Sitting meditation practice
  • A topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s facilitator
  • Discussion and exploration by group members
  • Sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope
  • Dedication of merit


Open to all who are:

  • Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
  • 12 Step practitioners from any program
  • Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors


Please join us!