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Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
12:03 pm

Buddhism and Recovery Series
8-week series on addiction and recovery.
Monday's Feb 21st-April 11th
at 302 Bowery st #2 (btw bleeker and houston)
We will cover the twelve-step recovery process from a buddhist perspective.
As well as addressing important issues such as forgiveness, higher-power, service and spiritual awakening.
This series will be taught from the theravadan buddhist perspective and AA's basic text.
Participants will be expected to attend all sessions. (missing one or two is acceptable)
Each two-hour meeting will include a short meditation, lecture on the given steps or topic, group discussions and Q&A.
There is a suggested sobriety requirement of one-year. (but all who feel inclined are welcome to attend)
There is a sliding scale registration fee of $50-100 to cover rent of the center and expenses. (but everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay)
Each week the class will be taught in the buddhist tradition of generosity, meaning that the participants have the opportunity to support the teacher through donations.
suggested readings for the class are-
One Breath at a Time, buddhism and the twelve steps, by Kevin Griffin  (available on amazon.com and possibly at some local book stores)
Dharma Punx, by Noah Levine
and the Big Book....

if you have questions please email


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Friday, December 10th, 2004
1:10 pm

Hey, I just joined this community (I'm the mod at 12stepfree) and I was wondering if you could add "atheism" or "atheist" to the interests list on the user info page? I'm not agnostic; I'm outright atheist, and I think this community might be more inclusive if it included both.

BTW: hello, everyone. :)

current mood: awake

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Sunday, December 5th, 2004
5:56 pm - 16 Step Group
sarahisagoddess I'm wanting to start a 16 step recovery group in the Twin Cities Metro Area as an alternative to 12 step recovery groups. (i.e. AA/NA) If anyone wants to get in on this or has any ideas of how to get this project on it's feet please email me at sarah.tonin@gmail.com.


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x-posted all over the place!!!!!

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Friday, July 30th, 2004
1:28 am - how important do you think celebrating sobriety dates is?

i just made my one year today
& got a nice call from a lady
from my GA meeting this morning.

when she asked when i was thinking
about having my pinning & i said
that i wasnt planning on having one
cause getting up in front of ppl
makes me nervous, she said i shouldnt
think about myself & that pinnings
are for other ppl too...especially
new ppl who need to see that the
program works.

i can see her point, as my 2nd meeting
was a 5 yr pinning & it was exciting to
me to see someone so successful in the
program right off the bat.

i still dont really want a pinning.

so now i feel kinda guilty for not wanting
it (dont get me wrong, i certainly want my
*pin*, i just dont want the whole to-do that
a pinning entails).

is that bad?
am i being terribly selfish?
any responses appreciated.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
11:58 am - "community for sober people who do not believe in a higher power"

if you don't believe in a higher power then you are atheist, not agnostic.

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