InterSangha meeting

The InterSangha meeting is our Portland area collective business meeting. Please attend if you feel called.

The meeting will be at Portland Insight Meditation Center.


A message regarding recent allegations against Refuge Recovery’s founder and author.

A message regarding recent allegations against Refuge Recovery’s founder and author, Noah Levine.

While we must wait for the results of the investigation to comment upon this particular situation, we want to acknowledge that sexual violence and abuse of power are endemic to our society and exist in our communities. The pain from such traumas can often be the root cause of the suffering that leads to addiction.

No man’s reputation is worth more than the safety of vulnerable people.

We have the utmost faith in our collective ability to move through this together, with kindness, compassion, and we fully acknowledge the pain this is causing so many of us. Our hope is that we can all take Refuge in our community as a safe place to heal from the suffering that addiction causes.

For local resources related to sexual and domestic violence please visit

End Craving in 20 Minutes or Less With This One Weird Trick!


Do you run away from overwhelming feelings?
Do you sit and wonder why things suck so hard?
Are you mean to yourself about screwing stuff up?

Learn the truth about craving!

This all-expenses paid meditation retreat will expose you to ancient wisdom and teach you one weird trick to bust your cravings for good! Register now for your exclusive chance to:

Tune into your feelings!
Breathe and listen!
Sit in silence!
And even…
Write and draw!

You’ll leave with a sense of ease, courage, and compassion for your own experience, plus a potluck lunch!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-this-lifetime chance to let go of fear and embrace fear!

Click the link below to register.

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Process Addictions Workshop on 2/3

February 3, 2018

From the Refuge Recovery book:

“Addiction is the repetitive process of habitually satisfying cravings to avoid, change or control the seemingly unbearable conditions of the present moment. This process of craving and indulgence provides short-term relief but causes long-term harm. It is almost always a source of suffering for both the addict and those who care about the addict.”

In short, Process Addiction is any behavior that we engage in to avoid, change or control the seemingly unbearable conditions of the present moment.

We satisfy cravings in many ways, and while it may feel like substance abuse is prevalent in Refuge Recovery groups there are many of us struggling with other addictions including: food, sex, technology, gambling, relationships, spending, codependency, etc. We are all welcome in Refuge Recovery.

In this workshop we will:

💎 Explore behaviors that may be creating suffering in our lives and the lives of others.

💎 We will learn what renunciation looks like for process addictions, I mean, we gotta eat right?

💎 We will support each other in investigation of our relationship to these behaviors and to our suffering.

💎 We will learn how crucial self-compassion and loving-kindness are to working with process addictions.

All are welcome.

Donations welcome for the use of the space.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

6401 NE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR97211