February 17-18, 2017, we had the the first-ever South Central Regional Forum of Refuge Recovery in Dallas, TX. Official attendance was 57. The purpose of the forum was to give the many nascent Refuge Recovery groups in the area the opportunity to meet Noah Levine, and other like-minded people from nearby communities.
If you are new to Refuge Recovery, and/or are thinking of starting a Refuge Recovery group in your area, much of the discussion that took place at this conference may be helpful.
Friday evening, Noah gave a talk that highlighted his personal story of recovery and focused on the events and decisions that led to the formation of Refuge Recovery. Noah broadcast this talk as a live facebook feed. If you are on facebook, you can watch the talk here: https://www.facebook.com/noah.core.7/videos/385897818436221/
Alternatively, here is the audio of that talk:
Noah Levine Refuge Recovery Talk 2/17/17 52:56
Saturday morning began with a guided meditation, then a meeting that we called State of the Sangha, where members of the various groups represented got up and told about their groups and the challenges that they are currently facing. Here is the audio of that meeting:
State of the Sangha 2/18/17 1:19:02
Following our lunch break, Noah engaged in a very long question and answer session. To protect the privacy of audience members, the questions were presented in writing in advance and Chris Kavanaugh grouped them according to topic and then posed them to Noah, often in a more general form than they were written. This discussion has been posted in the form of two YouTube videos located here:
Alternatively, here are the audio files of these meetings:
Q&A with Noah Levine, Refuge Recovery 2/18/17 1:14:05
Q&A with Noah Levine, Refuge Recovery 2/18/17 part 2 30:18
If you have any questions about this conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us.