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The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) will be hosting the next BRN Summit in Lacey, Washington September 5-8, 2019. The title of this year’s summit is:

Recovery: What’s Buddhism Got to Do With It?

Come join us at the intersection of Buddhist practice and recovery from addiction.  The summit will be a global gathering for everyone interested in, or practicing, Buddhist Recovery, including people in recovery, teachers, authors, healers, and meeting facilitators.  All recovery paths and Buddhist lineages are welcome. During the 4-day retreat, we will engage in presentations, group discussion and sharing, practice, networking, collaborating and much more. Some of the topics for this year’s summit include:

  • Addressing trauma and creating safe spaces in our sanghas and in the “rooms.”
  • Early Buddhist teachings on addiction and recovery.  Using stories and suttas from the Pali Canon to address modern challenges.
  • Review and experience the many formats for Buddhist Recovery meetings: Refuge Recovery, Heart of Recovery, Eight Step Recovery, 12-step focused, other.
  • Buddhist Recovery past, present and future.  Where do we go from here? How can the BRN help?
The Summit will be held at the Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey Washington (site of the 2017 summit). Sitting on 29-acres, Gwinwood features 18 acres of forested land, 4 acres of open meadows and 7 acres of undisturbed wetlands, all fronting beautiful Hicks Lake.  The summit fee will include accommodations and vegetarian meals.

Summit Pricing:
Full Conference including Meals and Dorm-Style Accommodations: $290 per person
Full Conference Including Meals -Accommodations off property: $180 per person
One Day Conference with Meals - Friday OR Saturday Or Sunday: $100 per person (per day)
Limited Scholarships Available on Request

September 5-8, 2019
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019   Add date to your calendar
  • Check in for the Summit is between 3pm-6pm On Thursday September 5
    The Summit starts at 6:00pm on Thursday Sept. 5. 
    The Summit concludes on Sunday September 8 after lunch at noon. 
Event Location
  • Gwinwood Retreat Center
    6015 30th Ave SE
    Lacey, WA 98503
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