Dharma and Recovery:
Deepening Our Spiritual Path
The Buddha said craving is the cause of suffering. Recovery programs work with the deepest forms of craving. How can these two traditions come together to deepen our recovery and our spiritual life?
Through a combination of traditional and contemporary Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion, this workshop will explore the ways that Buddhism and recovery programs like the Twelve Steps complement and support each other.
Each session begins with guidance and training in mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation. These periods are followed by Q&A sessions exploring these practices. Lecture, interactive exercises, and group sharing fill out the schedule.
Interactive exercises use Kevin’s Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook and help us develop the habit of mindful speaking and listening. The goal is to learn how to bring mindfulness and a compassionate attitude into all activities. This quality then informs our recovery and our spiritual growth.
This workshop is open to all those interested. You need not be in a Twelve Step program, nor have a background in Buddhist meditation. The workshop will include introductory meditation instructions. Beginners are welcome.