Buddhism & the Twelve Steps with Kevin Griffin
November 17–19, 2006
The Buddha pointed out that craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving. How can these two traditions come together to deepen our spiritual life? Through a combination of traditional and contemporary Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, lectures and discussion, we will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps complement each other. This retreat is open to all who are interested and introductory meditation instruction will be offered.
Kevin Griffin, a longtime Buddhist meditation practitioner and Twelve Step participant, is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. A graduate of the Spirit Rock Dharma Leader program, he has taught Buddhist meditation since 1996.
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.