The Practice of Recovery: Living Free from Addiction
December 6–9, 2012
Buddhist mindfulness practices can support recovering addicts, alcoholics and anyone else dealing with addictive behaviors. We will connect the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path with Twelve Step recovery using meditation, lecture, dialogue and interactive exercises. We will explore how Buddhist teachings on wisdom and compassion can deepen our spiritual lives and reinforce the sacred state of sobriety. This extended retreat will also allow for deepening our meditation practice. All are welcome—those new to recovery and oldtimers. Introductory meditation instruction will be offered.
Kevin Griffin is the author of the seminal recovery book, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12-Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and a co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network.
Financial aid is available for this program.