West London Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery: Taster Session 15 August

Published on Aug 10th 2016, in News

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery

Whether you are a professional interested in training in MBAR or you simply wish to find out more, you are very welcome to attend this taster session.

Vimalasara is the co-creator (with Dr. Paramabandhu Groves) of this mindfulness based approach to relapse prevention – originally called MBRP.  She is also co-author of the award-winning “Eight Step Recovery:  Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction”.  She is a talented public speaker, author and trainer.

During the Taster Session, you will be introduced to some of the meditative practices, as well as be given an overview of the MBAR model.

We are delighted to be able to host this Taster Session, and also the 3-day professional training course which begins on 28 October 2016 and takes place at WLBC.


Click here to book on Monday 15 August


Vimalasara (Valerie Mason-John) is the chairperson of Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. She is the author of 8 books, including her dharma books,Detox Your Heart (working with anger, fear and hatred) and award winning book, Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s teachings to Overcome Addiction. Ordained in India 2005, her name means she who’s essence is stainless and pure. Her vision as chairperson is to help grow the Vancouver Triratna Sangha in numbers, and develop ways we can engage with the wider community in Vancouver that will help support people’s lives. She works as a public speaker, and a trainer in leadership, anti bullying, restorative justice and Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR).