Understanding and Practicing the Refuge Recovery Inventory Process

A Half Day with Dave Smith and Joseph Rogers 

December 17, 2016

10am – 2pm

Santa Monica 


The written inventory process is one of the most important
and transformative aspects of the entire Refuge Recovery program.
Looking back on our history plays a pivotal role in our ability to
understand addiction, its causes, its release, and the path that we must
follow for healing. We will want to get started on it right away, and should not take it
lightly or avoid it’s attendant discomforts. We will need to be
honest, forthcoming, and diligent in the process.

On the path of recovery, we must understand that addiction always
creates suffering, and recognize and accept all the ways it has caused
suffering in our lives. Only then can we find freedom. Without full
acceptance and disclosure, recovery may not be possible.

During this half-day workshop, Dave and Joseph will offer a complete
and integrated overview of the inventory process outlined within the
Refuge Recovery program. There will be guided meditations, educational
discussion, group process, Q&A and much more. Participants will leave
with a conceptual framework and practice based tools to continue to
investigate and integrate this recovery model into all aspect of their

This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in the Refuge Recovery
inventory process.

Cost: Sliding Scale: $25-$60 and the offering of dana to the teacher. Please click here for information on the tradition of dana. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. Dave is trained to teach Buddhist meditation by Noah Levine. As a long-time Buddhist practitioner and recovering addict, Dave has been working closely with recovering addicts for over six years. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. He is the founder of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches over 300 meditation classes and workshops a year. Dave recently relocated to Los Angeles.

Joseph Rogers Joseph Rogers has been sitting and studying meditation with Noah Levine and the Dharma Punx since 2005 and is a member of the ATS teacher-training cohort. Especially interested in meditation as an outgrowth of recovery work, he has been teaching mindfulness and meditation practices to teens with substance abuse issues since 2007 and helped found the Refuge Recovery weekly groups at ATS. Joseph is obtaining his MDiv in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the University of the West and works as a professional healthcare chaplain.