Statement of Intent:
The United Kingdom Buddhist Recovery Network (BRNUK) website 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, our developing network 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 for many years as a Tutor and Programme Leader 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 and Director of Gaia House Buddhist retreat centre. He lives with his family in Devon.
If you are interested in taking care of or developing the UK Network website, please get in touch.
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.