Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist author, teacher, and leader in the mindful recovery movement.


Saturday, September 30, Anapanasati Daylong retreat at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. 10am-5pm.

Saturday, October 7, Living Kindness Daylong, Sati Center, Redwood City, CA. Hybrid: in person and on Zoom.

Dharma and Recovery Zoom classes the second Friday hosted by Spirit Rock: 7:15pm Pacific Time.

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time and Fridays at 7pm Pacific (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a short talk on Buddhism and recovery.  Offer dana through Paypal or Venmo.

I offer Recovery Coaching, Mentoring, and Spiritual Counseling Service for individuals and organizations. Contact me for information.


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Metta Practice for the Whole of Our Lives

Tricycle Magazine says, “Aims to move metta from the feel-good realm to a lived experience off the cushion.”

From Publisher’s Weekly: “The lucid analysis of Buddhist texts and the jargon-free examination of metta make this an ideal primer on a core element of Buddhist thought and practice. ”

To live kindness is to express the essential Buddhist wisdom of selflessness

Through stories from the ancient Pali canon of Buddhism and personal reflections on modern life, Dharma teacher Kevin Griffin reveals the richness and multifaceted nature of loving-kindness or metta on the Buddhist path. Along with the other brahmaviharas or “divine abodes” of compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, the practice of loving-kindness is not only a meditation technique—it’s a radical way of life based in wisdom, ethics, and compassion for all beings. As one friend on the spiritual path speaking to another, Griffin explores the human dimension of what can sometimes seem like lofty philosophy. What would it mean to be completely free of ill will? How do we love without clinging? Can we expand our loving-kindness beyond the human realm to encompass the Earth itself? And how does loving-kindness relate to the ultimate Buddhist goal of enlightenment? Through guided practices and illuminating explorations of classical texts like the Metta Sutta, readers are invited to deepen their understanding of a core Buddhist teaching.


Buddhism & the Twelve Steps: Daily Reflections

Buddhism & the Twelve Steps Daily Reflections  offers an entry for each day of the year to support your recovery. Teachings on Buddhism, the Steps, mindfulness meditation, addiction, and recovery are all covered.

Daily reflection is at the heart of both Buddhist practice and Twelve Step programs. With the Buddhist emphasis on staying in the present moment and the Twelve Step admonition to take things “one day at a time,” the importance of not getting lost in the past or future is clear. With guidance on mindfulness meditation and thoughts on working the Steps, Buddhism & the Twelve Steps Daily Reflections provides a wide range of tools for healing and spiritual growth.


One Breath at a Time Book CoverOne Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps has established itself as a classic, a bellwether of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, combining Buddhist mindfulness practices with a 12-step recovery program.
Published in 2004, One Breath at a Time has never lost its place as the best-selling Buddhist recovery book. We are proud to present an audio edition of this transformative work.
Narrated by Kevin himself, the audio version brings this classic book to life. Also available in print and Kindle editions,
©2004 Kevin Griffin (P)2017 Kevin Griffin

“In a wise and honest way Kevin Griffin has written a book that is truly helpful to Buddhist practitioners and the Twelve Step community alike. I am grateful that he’s brought together these two traditions so skillfully.”
– Jack Kornfield, author of “A Path with Heart.”

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