By Noah Levine, Dave Smith
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REFUGE RECOVERY “A Buddhist approach to recovering from Addiction” What is Refuge Recovery? Refuge Recovery is an oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands; “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction”. We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world. Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being. www.refugerecovery.org Hello Refuge Recovery friends. These first series of guided meditations were recorded by Dave Smith (www.rebelsaintdharma.com) and are offered here for you. There will be guided meditations, Dharma talks pertaining to refuge recovery, interviews and stories. Stay tuned....more to come!
||Cleanmindfulness of phenomena: Dhammas||AKA: The 4th foundation of mindfulness.||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanmindfulness of the body||AKA: The first foundation of mindfulness.||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of mental states and emotions||AKA: The third foundation of Mindfulness||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of Feeling||What can you "feel" or "know" as being pleasant, unpleasant......or neutral?||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of breathing||A talk and meditation on Mindfulness of breathing. The meditation starts at the 30 min mark.-approx.||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEquanimity||Both / And||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppreciation / Gratitude||Learning to appreciate that which is good. This comes from a series of talks and instructions given at a retreat in Thailand. The meditation starts approx 30 mins into the talk. The series covers all heart practices. Enjoy. -dave smith||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgiveness||Giving up all hope for a better past.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompassion: Instructions and talk.||This comes from a series of talks and instructions given at a retreat in Thailand. The meditation starts approx 30 mins into the talk. The series covers all heart practices. Enjoy. -dave smith||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMetta: talk and guided instructions||Metta- talk and instructions.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Dr. Steve Dansiger||Dr Steve Dansiger tells about his recovery, buddhism , refuge and a lot more........||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery Program||Dave Smith recently visited the Seattle Insight Meditation Center and gave this public talk on the Refuge Recovery Program.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanappreciative joy: mudita||short talk on appreciation practice.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMetta-vipassana / ethical mindfulness / equanimity||A guided meditation on the full cultivation of metta and mindfulness: practices & phrases||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of mind states / mental attitudes with: Compasssion and Appreciation||A guided meditation on the 3rd foundation of mindfulness with compassion & appreciation.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIndfulness of mind states / mental attitudes||A guided meditation on the 3rd foundation of mindfulness. Mindfulness of mind.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of feeling tone / with compassion & appreciation||Guided practice of 2nd foundation of mindfulness. Emphasis on compassion for unpleasant, appreciation for pleasant.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of feeling tone / with kindness||A guided practice on the 2nd foundation of mindfulness with metta / kindness||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbodied Metta: Mindfulness of body / breath with kindness||Mindfulness of body and breath sensation with kind-friendliness: Embodied Metta.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of breath / body||Developing concentration thru mindfulness of body and breath sensation. Approx 18 minutes.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness of breathing||Developing concentration thru mindfulness of breathing. Approx. 18 minutes||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery: four foundations of mindfulness||The four foundations of mindfulness in just 4 words: sensation, impression, attitude and activity.||3/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery: Wisdom Factors on the path||The path to recovery is available.||3/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery: Working with the "self"||A Refuge Recovery talk from Nashville TN, 2-2-2014||2/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery: Working with 'feeling'.||This refuge recovery talk outlines the role of “feelings” within the practice of dharma. The buddha presents this as the master key to understanding how we relate to the reality of pleasant, painful and neutral feelings. It can be seen as the core m||1/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefuge Recovery: Overview||A talk on the overview of Refuge recovery. From Nashville TN 8-15-2013||11/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the gratification, the danger and the escape?||the buddha's radical teaching on the sutta: the gratification, the danger, and the escape.....||3/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgiveness & Compassion: Noah Levine||Noah discussed the role and importance of compassion and forgiveness.||3/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow! A podcast too?? I have come back to the practice/cushion after a 9 year hiatus. I used to attend Noah's meetings when it was on Melrose in a yoga studio on the 2nd floor somewhere. I've returned to RR Meetings in Huntington Beach. I'm so grateful for RR.
I've been following RR for over a year, going to meetings in Detroit and its been amazing.
This is real.
Great Meditations and discussions
These are really very high quality. They range from discussions of buddhist concepts to guided meditations. The guided meditations are about 20-30 inutes each, some start with a discussion before the meditation, others are only guided meditations. These are great for general buddhist practice, and even better if you are working a refuge recovery program. A number of them are recordings of a foundations of mindfullness retreat, which I found interesting. Highly recommended.