Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by the potential in each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction.  We use the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. We welcome anyone who is looking to find freedom from suffering, whether it's caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, sex, gambling, eating disorders, shopping, work, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern. We approach recovery from a place of individual and collective empowerment and we support each other as we walk this path of recovery together. 


Our typical schedule is meeting at 5:45 on Tuesdays and at 10:30 on Saturdays at the Coralville library. Our email is


Buddhist Sangha
Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Zen Center
The Cedar Rapids Zen Center is an independent Zen community affiliated with the Japanese Soto Zen school.

Iowa City Zen Center
The Iowa City Zen Center is an independent Zen community affiliated with the Japanese Soto Zen school.

Pure Land of Iowa
We are here to help all people find inner peace and improve the quality of their lives.

Ryumonji Zen Monastery
Ryumonji is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple located in the beautiful rolling hills of northeast Iowa.

Saraswati Bhawan
Saraswati Bhawan was founded by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche and is dedicated to the practice and preservation of the ancient Buddhist Tantric tradition as held by the Nyingma sect of Tibet.

Winding Path Sangha of Iowa City
Our Sangha (or “community”) of lay practitioners follows the tradition of Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and peacemaker Thích Nhất Hạnh, who says there is no path to peace; peace is the path.



DK Dharma Circle of Madison Madison, Wisconsin

Drikung Seattle Seattle, Washington

Drikung Rinchen Choling Los Angeles, California

Drikung Jamtse Choling Retreat Center Colorado

Drikung Dharma Surya Fairfax, Virginia

Drong Ngur Jangchubling Tampa, Florida

Gar Drolma Dayton, Ohio

Urban Dharma Asheville, North Carolina

Vajra Dakini Nunnery Falmouth, Maine

White Lotus Buddhist Center Rochester, New York