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Lecture and Discussion (on Zoom)

April 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us tonight from 7:30pm to 9:00pm for our monthly Lecture and Discussion series on Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided in the email announcement. If you are not signed up to receive our weekly emails, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/h1xjvz

This month Teacher Tony Boris from the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia will present “Addiction and Recovery: a Buddhist Perspective”.

From alcohol to narcotics, guns and gambling to social media and electronics, the cycle of addiction, so vastly misunderstood, is a source of pervasive suffering to individuals and societies worldwide.

What is addiction, and what does it mean to be in recovery? In our time together, we’ll look at addiction and recovery from several Buddhist perspectives; from the Four Noble Truths to the Bodhisattva vows and stops along the way. We’ll also look at 12 Step recovery programs such as AA, NA and the other A’s, along with neuropsychological approaches and how they comport (or don’t) with Buddhist philosophy, along with how we as Buddhists might benefit from their acquired wisdom as well.

We’ll conclude with a guided meditation drawn from our precious time together, for the benefit of all beings, including ourselves.  All are welcome.

Tony Boris’ Bio

Tony Boris is a Senior Teacher at the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia, where he leads occasional groups and workshops. Tony served as president of the center from 2011 to 2015, and has received teachings from many great teachers over the years, most of all from his root lama, Ven. Lama Losang Samten. In 2022, he moved from his lifelong home city of Philadelphia to Brooklyn, NY, where he lives with his wife, yoga teacher Darlene Vanasco and their dog, Zelda.


April 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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