One Breath at a Time
Buddhism and the 12 Steps
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.
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
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Special Interest to
Addiction professionals who wish to share these techniques with clients.
Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650
Fuel knowledge, deliciously.
Exceptional meals are made from scratch to sate your taste buds, while energizing you and your learning.
Find balance and bliss.
Massage and other healing arts harmonize the mind, body and spirit, while integrating your experience.
Explore campus grounds.
Brand new construction celebrates the outdoors with state-of-the-art facilities that honor nature’s beauty.
Start where you are.
Choose your path to a better life, on purpose, with practice, in an immersive setting for limitless learning.
Discover natural inspiration.
A thoughtfully designed campus set in nature’s sanctuary fosters connection with peers and deep personal growth.