Recovery Dharma Online (RDO) is a thriving and robust community of Recovery Dharma members from around the world. We meet up at Online/Phone meetings and stay in contact between events. The fruit of this effort is a growing community of meetings driven by Spiritual Friends. We support each other on our paths of recovery.
RDO members facilitate many different meetings each week using variations of the Recovery Dharma meeting format. Many combine meditation with readings from the book to inspire discussion, others focus on meditation and sharing alone, while others have special formats like speaker meetings or self-inquiry practice. From the meeting list you can click through to read the full details of the format and structure of each meeting.
For some, the video+phone meetings serve as our home-base for community. For others, these meetings serve to augment attendance at local in-person meetings. We encourage everyone to attend whatever meetings fit in their schedule!
Governance and Inter-Sangha Meetings
RDO, like Recovery Dharma Global, is a peer-led project. Leadership is shared among the various meeting facilitators, volunteers who’ve made a commitment to care for a meeting and ensure a reliable schedule for attendees.
Long-term decision making and shared projects are discussed at our Monthly “Inter-Sangha” meetings, which take place on the third Saturday of each month. “Sangha” means community, and we call these meetings “Inter-Sangha” because they are a coming together of the various smaller communities that attend each meeting.
Detailed notes from all our past meetings are always available at this link:
All facilitators and any interested participants are encouraged to attend Inter-sangha meetings to get involved! Here are some of the items likely to be discussed:
- Reports from facilitators about how meetings are going and any support they need from the wider community.
- Financial updates about fundraising and expenses.
- Infrastructure discussions about the meeting platforms and website.
- Discussions on meeting formats and issues/solutions for meeting facilitators.
- Planning of future special workshops and events.
- Other issues brought up by community members and facilitators.
For more info see Inter-Sangha Meetings »
RD Friends Action Guide
The RD Friends Action Guide is designed to help us become more familiar with this path of recovery based on the Buddha’s teachings of The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. This guide offers readings and practices to us better understand these teachings. It also offers lists of readings and talks to support the work of the inventories. Taking refuge in community reminds us that we do not have to walk the path to recovery alone.
Visit to the RD Friends Action Guide »
Gratitude and Generosity
RDO is organized by and for peers who are traveling and working on the RD Path. All events and resources are offered freely on a volunteer basis.
We collect donations to cover the technical expenses involved in hosting this website and the Zoom videoconference plaftorm.
Please see the Contact page to find a contact form and other ways to reach the volunteers running this project.