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.