Recovery Dharma YYC: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus)
Due to the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) Pandemic, our in person meetings have been canceled. As things progress, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep the community updated on when we can resume. In the meantime, we are happy to offer online Zoom meetings on Sunday’s, Monday’s, and Thursday’s. Each meeting will run like usual, for one hour, starting at 7pm MDT. Joining by video is optional.
Zoom login info is below – it will be the same for every meeting. Hope to see you there!
May all beings be happy
May all beings be at ease
May all being be free from suffering
Topic: Recovery Dharma YYC Online Meeting
Time: 07:00 PM MDT
Every week on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays
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Meeting ID: 296 005 463
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adqhVFoJQP
Here are some other online support options:
1. There are Recovery Dharma meetings online that you can access here:
2. There are SMART recovery meetings online that you can access here:
3. There is an app called In The Rooms that offers many online meetings of all different kinds:
4. As always, you can also contact the Calgary Distress Centre for help 24/7:
Social/physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnection. Please reach out to your friends, family and Recovery community via phone, email, text. We will all get through this together.
WE LOVE YOU, KEEP GOING.
“Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
― Jack Kornfield
Regular in Person Meetings are as follows:
Monday, Thursday and Sundays from 7-8 PM at:
CommunityWise Resource Center – 223 12th Ave SW (#106)
We kindly ask that if you arrive late and the door is closed that you please wait quietly outside the room until the meditation has finished and the door opens.
If you are new to Recovery Dharma, you are encouraged to attend any of our meetings. The Beginners meeting is intended to explore the foundations of the Recovery Dharma program, but you are not required to attend it prior to attending other meetings.
Standard Meeting Format in the Common Room.
Please note: on the first Monday of each month, we offer a speaker meeting and an optional forgiveness meditation at the end of the meeting. Please see the bottom of this page for speaker guidelines and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a speaker.
Eightfold Path Study in the Common Room.
Beginners Meeting in the Arusha Room.
Additional Meetings at the CommunityWise Resource Center:
Tuesdays from 7-8:30 PM
Women’s Meeting in the Arusha Room.
1st & 4th Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Men’s Meeting in the Arusha Room.
Recovery Dharma YYC Speaker Guidelines
-Be prepared to speak for approximately 20 mins.
-Feel free to write notes or your story down if that helps.
-No romanticizing your addiction or getting into detailed stories of past use.
-Be mindful when talking about process addictions. Do not mention how much you weigh, sexual details, amounts of money gambled, or anything else that may trigger someone.
-Remember this is a story of recovery, not of illness. Try to focus on your wins and how you’ve overcome challenges and maintained wellness.
-Try to focus on the positive, transformative experiences you’ve had in your journey to recovery, and provide hope for your listeners.
-Speak about how Recovery Dharma has made a difference in your life.
-Remember, sharing your story will likely bring up strong emotions and can leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable, so it’s important to be in the right state of mind. Be sure to take care of yourself afterwards and reach out to the sangha or other supports if you need to.
- Introduce yourself: Share your name, where you’re from and your age if you feel comfortable.
- Talk about your history:
- Family life, growing up
- First use of substance or process
- Early indications you were beginning to have a problem
- Descriptions of yourself and your situation at your lowest point
- Talk about what happened. How you ended up in recovery.
- What helped you get from addiction to where you are now?
- How you accomplished this and who helped
- What you’ve overcome to get to where you are today
- Strengths and supports you’ve developed and used
- Things you do to maintain your wellness and recovery
- If you are willing to answer questions and there is time, let the group know