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Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery program intended to be inclusive of all types of addictions / compulsive behaviors. Its philosophy, practices and ethical codes are based on Buddhist philosophy and psychology, yet it draws inspiration and methods from well-known recovery programmes also. Refuge Recovery makes use of “mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones 

Adress: Det Åbne Rum. Østbanegade 13, Kbh Ø. 
Entrance fee: Donation based. To help to pay for the local rent and literature used in the meetings

The format of the meeting is held in English but interaction in Danish ispossible.

Format of the meeting:
- A brief welcoming section which describes the nature and purpose of the group. 
- The attending participants introduce their names (nothing else). 
- Guided mindfulness practice of 20 minutes.
- Weekly reading from the book Refuge Recovery and commentaries on how to apply the chosen subject to daily life.
- Group Sharing: A tag-pass group dynamic You are welcome to pass if you wish..
- Announcements and Dana (donations).
- Closing dedications.

Any postulate taught at RR should not be taken as dogmatic concepts or objects of faith, they are ideas to be investigated and understood through mindfulness practices. Dharma practice does not encourage its practitioners to believe in its teachings but to understand and investigate them. It is through the process of acknowledging and understanding the suffering created by addiction (The first truth) that the process of recovery starts taking place.

“Mindfulness and Friendliness” play crucial roles in contributing towards the enhancement and support of the quality of life for users of this recovery programme. They are tools intended to help in the pursuit of sobriety, its maintenance and in the longer term they contribute to a more holistic quality of life.

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. 

The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. Sid was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. Through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Sid came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. Sid became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. 

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice.

Refuge Recovery is a nonprofit organization.