Meeting Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Recovery Dharma YYC: COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, in person meetings have been canceled for the time being. 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 regular online Zoom meetings on Sunday’s, Monday’s, and Thursday’s. We also offer a womxn’s meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, and a men’s meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Each meeting is one hour, starting at 7pm MT. Joining by video is optional.

Zoom login info is listed below. Please note, the meeting ID and passwords are different for the regular, womxn’s and men’s meetings:

1. Topic: Recovery Dharma YYC Regular Online Meeting

When:Every week on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays

Time: 7:00pm MT

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/296005463pwd=TDNtQWtlN1lBVXJ4TDRTWE9ISVVzQT09

Meeting ID: 296 005 463     Password: 761584

2. Topic: Recovery Dharma YYC Womxn’s Meeting: open to all self identified womxn. We welcome cis and trans womxn, femme genderqueer, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres around the experiences of womxn.

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (Oct 13,27th Nov 10,25th Dec 8, 22nd. 2021 dates TBC)

Time: 7:00pm MT

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82957321130pwd=ZVVKaHdDcHdkblpzSEpxelJocFNudz09

Meeting ID: 829 5732 1130      Password: 477570

3. Topic: Recovery Dharma YYC Men’s Meeting: open to all self-identified men. We welcome cis and trans men, genderqueer as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres around the experiences of men.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (Oct 14,28th Nov 11,26th Dec 9,23rd. 2021 dates TBC)

Time: 7:00pm MT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88276378963pwd=NlhCN0NwU2dIUStPb283b3hHMEZtZz09

Meeting ID: 882 7637 8963     Passcode: 950850

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May all beings be happy

May all beings be at ease

May all being be free from suffering

Here are some other online support options:

1. There are Recovery Dharma meetings online that you can access here:
https://recoverydharma.online/

2. There are SMART recovery meetings online that you can access here:
https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

3. There is an app called In The Rooms that offers many online meetings of all different kinds:
https://www.intherooms.com/home/

4. As always, you can also contact the Calgary Distress Centre for help 24/7:

Crisis Line – 403.266.HELP (4357) This service is free and is offered in over 200 languages.
Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967
Emailhelp@distresscentre.com
https://www.distresscentre.com/need-help/

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.

Monday:

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 recoverydharmayyc@gmail.com if you would like to be a speaker.

Thursday:

Eightfold Path Study in the Common Room.

Sunday:

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

Basic info:

-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.

Structure:

  1. Introduce yourself: Share your name, where you’re from and your age if you feel comfortable.
  2. 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
  1. 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
  1. If you are willing to answer questions and there is time, let the group know