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One Breath at a Time

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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:

  • How to cultivate positive mind states and renew your connection to joy
  • Buddhist teachings that explore 12-step themes, including powerlessness, a higher power, inventory, and spiritual awakening
  • Mindfulness meditation practices
  • How to engage in mindful dialog
  • The support that mindfulness practices lend to your life and the recovery process.

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.

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Kevin Griffin

July 23-28, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

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:

  • How to cultivate positive mind states and renew your connection to joy
  • Buddhist teachings that explore 12-step themes, including powerlessness, a higher power, inventory, and spiritual awakening
  • Mindfulness meditation practices
  • How to engage in mindful dialog
  • The support that mindfulness practices lend to your life and the recovery process.

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.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • 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.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Addiction professionals who wish to share these techniques with clients.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

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.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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