Buddhism and the 12 Steps
July 23-28, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
The Buddha said craving is the cause of our suffering. 12-step programs work with the deepest forms of craving: our addictions. If the common denominator of 12-step programs and Buddhism is our relationship to craving, how can these two traditions work together to enhance the recovery process and reduce our suffering?
Whether you are in a 12-step program, guide others through 12-step programs, or want to learn how these principles can help you live a happier life, in this weekend with Kevin Griffin—a leader in the mindful recovery movement—you will learn:
Through experiential learning, discussion, and lecture, you will explore how the dharma and the recovery process complement each other to support you. You will leave with a mindfulness practice that positively affects your daily activities, whether you are practicing with formal meditation or walking, speaking, listening, or eating.
Kevin Griffin, cofounder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and has been teaching meditation internationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, at professional conferences, and in academic settings for almost two decades.
Trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he now teaches, Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, A Burning Desire: Dharma God & the Path of Recovery, and his latest book, Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction.
He specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and a progressive understanding of the Twelve Steps.
A longtime Buddhist practitioner, and a Twelve Step participant since 1985, Griffin has trained with leading Western vipassana teachers, including Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Ajahn Amaro. He also plays and writes music and is currently recording a CD of dharma-related rock songs.
He divides his time between writing, teaching, and family time with his wife and daughter.
Gather supportive tools to connect to your inner resources of happiness and joy and break the cycle of craving.
Learn mindfulness practices to weave into your daily life for more ease on the journey of recovery.
Discover timeless wisdom and feel how these ancient teachings continue to be inspirational and relevant in addressing the human condition.
Download a sample schedule.
Addiction professionals who wish to share these techniques with clients.
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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