Recovery Dharma PDX is a peer-led organization that supports recovery efforts based in Buddhist practices and principles. We are based in the greater Portland, Oregon, region. Recovery meetings occur daily, and recovery workshops and retreat occur periodically.
Recovery Dharma PDX Intersangha
The Portland Intersangha consists of all participants in Recovery Dharma PDX recovery efforts. When it gathers, the Intersangha may consider and vote on proposals regarding actions related to the Intersangha or the expenditure of Intersangha funds.
The Intersangha holds two-hour quarterly meetings (January, April, July and October) to which all current Recovery Dharma participants are invited. Only one representative of a meeting may vote at the Intersangha meeting, however; 60 percent of all existing meetings must have a representative present at the Intersangha meeting for a vote to be taken on any proposal.
Intersangha officers and committee members, all of whom are volunteers, support existing meetings, assist with the establishment of new meetings, organize and assist with half-day recovery workshops, and nurture fellowship among Recovery Dharma members.
Intersangha officers are elected once a year, typically in January. Committee members may be elected or volunteer. Both officers and committee chairpeople meet monthly (except August and December) to stay informed regarding meeting needs, plan workshops and retreats, and track emerging issues. All Recovery Dharma PDX participants are invited to attend these monthly meetings.
More information: Intersangha Officers and Committee Chair Descriptions
Portland Intersangha Officer and Committee Chairs
Below is the list of Recovery Dharma sangha members stepping into Intersangha positions in 2020. To be put in contact with a specific officer or chair, please email that person at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chair: Johntony Co-Chair: Semi
Treasurer: Kathy Co-Treasurer: Gordon
Secretary: Hannah Co-Secretary: Bee
Intersangha Committee Chairs
Communications (newsletter, website): Cody
Programs Committee (workshops & half-days): Jess
Wise Friends/Peer Support (formerly Mentorship): Michael
Unity (fun!): Jeremy
Intersangha officers and committee chairpeople meet monthly (except August and December) to stay informed regarding meeting needs and committee plans and to track emerging issues. No votes are taken at the working meetings.
Sangha members representing each weekly meeting meet quarterly with Intersangha officers (January, April, July, October) to provide updates on meetings and to vote on issues that impact the sangha.
All Recovery Dharma PDX participants are invited to attend the monthly and quarterly meetings.
Past Recovery Dharma Intersangha Meetings
The following are the minutes and other documents from past Intersangha meetings: