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April 2018

Boulder Living Kindness Daylong Retreat

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Naropa University,
6287 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80301 United States
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“Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World,” daylong retreat. On this daylong we will explore the Buddha’s teaching on lovingkindness and compassion and look at ways we can make them more integral to our lives. The day will incude lecture, discussion, and meditation practices. We will look at several early Buddhist suttas for guidance in our understanding. See the flyer for more information To register, email noblesteps@me.com

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Berkeley Dharma and Recovery

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery,
2304 McKinley Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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This group meets at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma…

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May 2018
$15 - $30

Spirit Rock Dharma and Recovery

May 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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This group meets on the second Friday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma theme will be discussed.

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Hazelden Renewal Center w/Bill Alexander

May 11 @ 8:05 pm - May 13 @ 11:00 am
Hazelden Foundation Renewal Center,
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN 55012 United States
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Ordinary Recovery: One Breath at a Time Register with Hazelden Over the past decade, mindfulness teachings and practices have transformed the landscape of the recovery world. Guided by two of the seminal figures in the mindful recovery movement, this workshop includes meditation instruction, storytelling, Twelve Step teachings, and a diverse array of insights from across the Buddhist tradition. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend a few days with Bill and Kevin.

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Living Kindness – Common Ground – Minneapolis, MN

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Common Ground Meditation Center,
2700 E 26th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics: • Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people • Acting with…

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Common Ground Dharma Talk

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Common Ground Meditation Center,
2700 E 26th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Common Ground Calendar In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it’s helpful to look to the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness for guidance. In this evening talk, Kevin will introduce the themes of his latest project, how to live with wisdom and open-heartedness in the world. Drawing from several early suttas he will talk about the challenges of living in harmony, free from ill-will and the suffering of attachment.

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Magers and Quinn Bookstore Reading

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magers and Quinn,
3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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Reading and book signing of “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps”

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Madison Shambhala Talk and Book Signing

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Madison Shambhala Center,
408 S Baldwin St
Madison, 53703 United States
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An Evening with Buddhist Recovery Teacher and Author Kevin Griffin: Public Talk and Book Signing Friday May 18th, 7PM to 9PM Buddhist meditation practices and teachings have become important elements for many people in addiction recovery programs. Kevin Griffin has been teaching on this intersection of Buddhism and addiction recovery for over fifteen years. On this special evening, Kevin will explore key themes relevant to people dealing with any form of addiction—whether substance or process-oriented addictions—and will make meaningful connections…

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Madison Shambhala 2 Day Buddhism & the Twelve Steps Retreat

May 19 @ 9:00 am - May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Madison Shambhala Center,
408 S Baldwin St
Madison, 53703 United States
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Buddhism and the Twelve Steps: A Weekend of Mindfulness Meditation, Addiction Recovery, and Buddhist Teachings Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, 9:00AM to 4:00PM For more information and to register: Madison Shambhala The Buddha said 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? Develop or deepen your mindfulness meditation practice (the 11th Step) Expand your understanding of recovery and addiction through…

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Madison Insight Meditation Group Talk

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Insight Meditation Group,
900 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI United States
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Meditation and Dharma Talk at the Madison Insight Meditation Group, 6pm-8pm.

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