Buddhaddict is a Teesside based project that takes groups of recovering addicts on a weeks working visit to the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre in York. To encourage as many visitors as possible these visits are done at a minimal cost to the recovering addicts themselves as many have a limited income. As such financial support is vital to ensure that these visits can be as frequent as possible (every other week), that additional services like meditation classes, literature, days out, and subsidised travel can be made available, as well as covering the usual costs of running a community project.
This is a unique and precious opportunity for individuals who have experienced immense suffering through their addiction and who are working extremely hard to get well to become a positive member of society. These visits have proven to be incredibly helpful in up-lifting and empowering them, giving them renewed hope, self-belief, and a vision of what life can be like for them, with some individuals even experiencing spiritual awakenings. The peace, tranquility, kindness and compassion at the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre is truly life-changing.
Your kind support will make a huge difference not only to the recovering addict, but to their friends, family and community who will all benefit from this invaluable opportunity, and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!