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September 28–October 1, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights
Continuing Education Credits

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin

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.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 16.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge