Buddhist Recovery Conference


Buddhist Recovery Conference

It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of our 2011 Buddhist
Recovery Conference for May 19-22, in Los Angeles. The main reason for this
decision was the very low registration this short a time before the event. As an
organization we were looking at a financial exposure that was greater than our
resources could handle.

Additionally, two of our main presenters were unable to attend. Professor G.
Alan Marlatt passed away suddenly in March, and Jeffrey McIntyre had unexpected
family medical and family business issues to attend to. No doubt the sluggish
economy also, played a part in people’s ability to attend. The desire was there,
but the means were not.

This was not a decision that was made lightly. As a board we examined every
way possible to make this event happen. It was not to be and we ultimately had
to let go. The Buddhist Recovery Network is still strong however, and we will be
examining other ways to best serve our membership. We want to thank you for your
understanding and we hope this does not cause too much of an inconvenience for

May 5 UPDATE: Some presenters will be coming to Los Angeles even though the conference has been cancelled. We are putting together smaller events and hope you will be able to join us for those. Watch the Against the Stream site for that information. Currently Darren Littlejohn is scheduled to do a workshop in the evening of May 19. More details on other events will be forthcoming when we have them.


the Stream, 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029.