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  • CAD $108.00 – Heart of Recovery - Program Price

Generosity policy applies. You can email [email protected] if you need a reduction in the tuition price.

Date & Time Details: Live Sessions held Saturdays at 11:00 am ADT, beginning June 6. You will be sent a Zoom link to join the group.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Peggy Eyre
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LIVE ONLINE COURSE: The Heart of Recovery

With Scott Perkins

June 6 - 27, 2020

A Four-Week Course on Saturdays at 11:00 am Atlantic Time, Starting June 6, 2020

11:00 am Atlantic / 10:00 am Eastern / 9:00 am Central / 8:00 am Mountain / 7:00 am Pacific

Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours, as well as help us release the clinging to thoughts and impulses that lead us to suffering, discontent, and harmful actions.

During this four-week Heart of Recovery class we will discover how meditation and mindfulness practices:

  • Help us to find relief from the suffering of addictions and compulsive behaviours of all kinds.
  • Support us in connecting to our inherent goodness, warmth, and intelligence as human beings, and how doing so can support and enrich our recovery.
  • Show us the wisdom and sanity that underlies all aspects of our existence, and how that wisdom gets twisted by fear and ego, and then manifests as neurosis, character defects, habitual patterns and addictive behaviours.
  • Train us to notice when we are lost in a story, hooked by emotions, or caught by addictive energies and behaviours.
  • Help us to “let go” when we do get hooked or triggered.

Instead of acting out or suppressing our emotions, we can learn to embody our experiences and open ourselves to the inherent wisdom that exists below the surface of emotional energy.

The Heart of Recovery Four-week Course Includes

  • Initial 3-hour Workshop: An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness for People in Recovery (Saturday June 6)
  • Three 2-hour Classes: Classes will include meditation, a talk, Q & A and discussion (Saturdays June 13, 20, 27)
  • Membership in a Private FaceBook Group: Group will be monitored by Scott Perkins and Eric Rainbeau, who will be assisting during the program.
    • Class participants are encouraged to discuss and explore their experience between Saturday classes,
    • Questions are welcome, and instructors will be available to respond,
    • Instructors will be available for live discussions mid-week.
  • Optional one-on-one meditation instruction session with teacher or assistant teacher.
  • Instruction in techniques for working with emotions, urges and triggers when they arise

Who Should Attend

This course is open to both new and experienced meditation practitioners. Those who are personally working with recovery, as well as to those whose lives have been impacted by addiction (as parents, children, spouses, etc.) will also benefit.


Suggested: $108 CDN
(Approx. $80 US)
Payment is by credit card or e-transfer.

Generosity policy applies. If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to loss of income, please email [email protected] and indicate what you are able to offer for the four-week program. We understand, and would like everyone who is inspired to participate to be able to do so.

If you are able to offer more, your support will be much appreciated.


Scott Perkins
Scott Perkins is a certified Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Trainer, and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. He completed a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University in 1992, and has been teaching on Buddhism and Meditation for over 20 years. Scott started his own path of recovery on Christmas Day, 2005 and has been exploring the intersection of sobriety and meditation since that time. In his role as Recovery Coach, Scott helps others craft personal paths/programs that support their recovery from addictions and strengthen their ability to experience life with sanity, courage, and compassion. In 2006, Scott founded and continues to lead the Washington DC Heart of Recovery meditation group for…
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