Meditation Workshop

Intensive Outpatient Program (Day Treatment), Kaiser Permanente LAMC Addiction Medicine, 1050 N. Edgemont St., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tuesdays, 11:30AM. For Kaiser members. Workshop materials are available from

Here are the outlines for both weeks' Thursday workshops. If you would like more material, write for links to audio or handouts.


  • Presentation on meditation with a focus on concentration practices 

  • A Meditation to Support Your Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drugs, guided imagery by Belleruth Naperstek​

  • Resources​


  • Presentation on meditation with a focus on mindfulness

  • Three podcasts from UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)

  • Resources

    • ​​Recovery-focused community practices

      • Recovery Dharma (formerly Refuge Recovery): "A peer-led, grass-roots, democratically-structured organization. Our mission is to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles."

      • The Heart of Recovery: "A meditation and sharing support group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the Twelve Steps of Recovery."

    • ​General Mindfulness Meditation community practices

      • Meditation Coalition: "A group of teachers, facilitators and students dedicated to providing access to meditation and Buddhist teachings for all who are interested. We belong to the communities we support and serve. We are committed to ethical behavior, social justice, and compassionate action." 

      • Insight LA: "offering high-quality mindfulness and compassion practices throughout the Greater Los Angeles area for almost 20 years."


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