Dharma as a Vehicle for Overcoming Addiction
with Dave Smith
Over the last few decades Buddhism and Mindfulness have emerged as verifiable tools and philosophies to help individuals struggling with addiction develop and sustain a path of recovery. Whether integrated into 12-Step work, or standing on their own, Buddhism has emerged to meet the demands of addiction recovery here in the modern era.
Within Buddhist practice strong emphasis is placed on both wisdom and compassion as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. During this session Dave outlines and discusses the practice of Mindfulness and the process of the Dharma as a means for overcoming all forms of addiction.
This workshop is not exclusive to those in recovery and can be beneficial to anyone. No prior experience in meditation needed.
About the Teacher
Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded Rebel Saint Dharma and lives in Paonia, Colorado. You can learn more about Dave from his website, here.
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- Daylong with Dave Smith
March 30, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Bozeman Dharma Center