One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
Kevin Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and the forthcoming A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and Twelve-Step…
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The Buddha said that craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve-Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving—our addictions. How can these two traditions work together?
Join Kevin Griffin, a leader in the mindful-recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network, for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practice with Twelve-Step work.
Using silent insight meditation, interactive exercises, lectures, and discussion, this workshop explores the ways that Buddhism and the Twelve Steps complement each other. Topics include powerlessness, higher power, inventory, amends, spiritual awakening, and other questions. The emphasis is on bringing mindfulness to all activities, whether in formal meditation, walking, speaking, listening, or eating. Kevin has added a day to this popular retreat so you can go deeper with your meditation practice and explore the path of recovery more fully.
Recommended reading Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps (Rodale Press).
Note Please bring a journal.
- 16.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $339 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $516 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More