The Buddha said craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving – our addictions. How can these traditions work together?
Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with Twelve Step work. Using silent insight meditation, mindful dialog exercises, Chi Kung, and Dharma talks, the retreat will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps complement each other. All recovery programs and paths are welcome.
The emphasis will be on bringing mindfulness to all our activities, whether in formal meditation, walking, speaking, listening, or eating. Participants will practice Noble Silence outside of the interactive exercises, meetings, and discussion periods.
The retreat will include morning and afternoon sessions of Chi Kung with Greg Pergament, author of “Chi Kung and Recovery.” This non-strenuous practice helps us to settle and center our bodies and minds for meditation.