#54 – Coming Home to Black Body

Critical Conversations about Race - Poetic talk by the President of BRN

Episode Notes

This is a talk from the SHE RECOVERS symposium about Critical Conversations About Race. We are in the unfortunate time of having to witness the Trial of Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. And during this time of the trial the slaying of Duante Wright took place in the Minneapolis. This talk although given in the fall of 2020, it is very relevant.

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#53 – The Vulnerable Disco - Vince Miller & Valentine Darling

Healing From Trauma, Finding Friends & Bringing the Disco to Recovery

The Vulnerable Disco

Vince Miller and Valentine Darling chat about how they got sober, queer community in sobriety, healing from trauma, and developing friendships. Both Vince and Valentine are active on instagram. Follow Vince @thevulnerabledisco, and Valentine @goingsomewheresober. Get more information on their projects at www.TheVulnerableDisco.com and www.RecoveryDisco.com


Reframing narratives around addiction through a decolonized approach.

Recovery for the Revolution

Carolyn, who uses they/them pronouns, is a queer, non-binary Afro-Indigenous neurodivergent human in long-term recovery and believe recovery from a decolonized, anti-oppression lens can point the collective towards liberation. They are breathing fresh life into recovery and they are a powerhouse of wisdom, I’m really excited to see what comes next for Carolyn and Recovery For the Revolution. To contact Carolyn you can check out www.RecoveryForTheRevolution.Com. They offer coaching and advising services as well as a form to contact them to speak at an event or on a podcast and are working on offering more community and workshop spaces for the collective. And of course, don’t miss our live BRN Academy series the first Sunday of each month. Our guest teacher March 7th will be Rachel Lewis from Insight Meditation Society and Spirit rock.

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#51 – Sober Voices Summit - Meet the Women Behind the Ambitious Event

Vimalasara Interviews Phoebe Conybeare & Alyssa Hart

The Sober Voices Team

https://www.sobervoices.co/ The Sober Voices Summit is multiple days of intentional content from a diverse array of leaders in the sober movement. This event brings together people from multifaceted backgrounds to share their stories and vision for the future of the sober movement. The content is accessible and inspiring to all sober and sober curious humans. By appealing to many types of sober and sober-curious people, the impact of the Sober Voices Summit is to amplify diverse sober voices and bring awareness to multifaceted points of view on short- and long-term sobriety. The Summit will inspire folx to see questioning or opting out of drinking culture as a major way to step into radical self-love.

February 4-6 2021. Tickets on sale now!


#50 – Lucy Rocca Founder of Soberistas

Giving Up Alcohol & Living Life in Control

Lucy Rocca tells our President of BRN Vimalasara, all about Soberistas, a recovery community founded in the UK, that serves predominantly women all over the world.





#49 – Ester Nicholson - Emotional Freedom Tapping

SheRecovers - Critical Conversations About Race

Critical Conversations About Race

Ester speaks on race in recovery and Emotional Freedom Tapping


#48 – Shari Hampton - Recovery & Life Coach; Creator of "Served Up Sober"

Finding your voice, Holistic Modalities, BIPOC recovery resources

https://www.patreon.com/buddhistrecoverynetwork In this episode shary speaks about life growing up as a queer teenager, and as an adult recovering from meth and drinking. She shares BIPOC recovery resources, and talks about her use of holistic recovery modalities. Shari will be facilitating the upcoming event at SheRecovers: Healing the Effects of Racism for Black Women in Recovery: A Critical Conversation October 18th The first half is open to all women and nonbinary folks in recovery to take part in this conversation, and the second part is a closed afterparty for black folks only. http://sharihampton.com/ https://sherecovers.org/critical-conversations/ http://www.servedupsober.com/

#47 – Is Racism An Addiction?

ft. Vimalasara, Holly Whitaker, Seiho Morris, Richard Schwartz, Jessica Hoppe, & Kevin Griffin

https://www.patreon.com/buddhistrecoverynetwork This topic is so incredibly important for us in recovery. Doing anti racist work is an integral part of our healing, especially in Buddhist Recovery where we aim to cause less harm. How can we do that without exploring how to be an anti racist and by learning how to not perpetuate the racism inherent in our society? AntiRacism work IS recovery work, and if you don't realize that, you are practicing spiritual bypassing and spiritual materialism. You’re holding yourself back from reaching the next step in your recovery journey. This episode is long, but that's because the topic needs that much time to explore. Listen till the end, it keeps getting better.

Liberation Now: From the Progressive Path to Direct Experience Join us this Sunday September 4th. Go to https://BuddhistRecovery.Org for more info

Healing the Effects of Racism for Black Women in Recovery put on by SheRecovers. www.SheRecovers.Org This online program will be taking place: Sunday October 18th 11:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Central/2:00 PM Eastern 90 minutes ALL Women/Nonbinary folks WELCOME FOLLOWED BY: Closed Roundtable Conversation (Black Women/NonBinary Only) 1:00 PM Pacific/3:00 PM Central/ 4:00 PM Eastern 60 minutes

#46 – Taryn Strong; Founder of SheRecovers

Inner Child Work, Healing from Trauma & Relapse.

In this interview Taryn Strong, co-founder of SheRecovers, opens up about the trauma and inner child work she set out to do after her relapse and what it's like to run a recovery community with her mother. "At the core, we are all the same... Everyone is recovering from something" These words are core values at SheRecovers which is a program open to women and nonbinary folks no matter what they are recovering from.

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#45 – Holly Whitaker author of "Quit Like a Woman" & founder of Tempest

Modern Sobriety

Holly Whitaker speaks on Tempest and what it means to create an inclusive online recovery program. Interview by Vimalasara Mason-John. https://www.jointempest.com/ https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/
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