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About the Buddhist Recovery Network

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Statement of Intent:
The United Kingdom Buddhist Recovery Network (BRNUK) is intended to develop to be able to support the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviours. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the developing organisation  will promote mindfulness and meditation, and be grounded in Buddhist  principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. We seek  to serve through teaching, training, treatment, research, publication,  advocacy and community-building initiatives.
The BRNUK is inspired by the International Buddhist Recovery Network (
www.buddhistrecovery.org).

This web resource is offered as an invitation to encourage networking among those who see the opportunities Buddhist practice may offer in supporting  recovery from addiction.

Devin  Ashwood, Interim UK Network Coordinator

Devin  worked as a tutor in addictions counseling at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies and as a counselor at Clouds House. He is currently a Buddhist Chaplain for the Prison Service.  Devin is a director of Dancing  Mountains, sangha in the lineage of Shuryu Suzuki and San Francisco Zen Center based predominantly in the south west of England, and also a director at the Gaia House Buddhist retreat centre. He lives with his family in Somerset.

If you would like to get involved, please join the discussion list and introduce yourself.

Details of the international Buddhist Recovery Network Patron and Board of Directors may be found here.

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