Buddhism and the Twelve Steps with Kevin Griffin: A Weekend of Mindfulness Meditation, Addiction Recovery, and Buddhist Teachings

May 19th—May 20th (2018)

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  • $125 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • $75 Student Price
Room: Shrine Hall


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 a Buddhist lens
  • Explore traditional Buddhist teachings 

This weekend program will focus on Buddhist mindfulness practices that can support recovering addicts, alcoholics and anyone dealing with addictive behaviors. Using meditation practices, interactive exercises, talks by Kevin, and group discussion, we will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Twelve Steps complement each other. Introductory meditation instruction will be offered. This program is open to all who are interested. All recovery programs and paths are welcome.

About the Teacher

Kevin Griffin is the author of the landmark recovery book, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, and the inspiring follow-up, Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction. He is a leader of the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and Twelve Step participant, he teaches internationally on the synthesis of these two traditions. Kevin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher from the Insight Meditation/Theravada Buddhist tradition and teaches to a broad range of audiences in Buddhist and secular mindfulness settings. His latest book is Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, and his website is www.kevingriffin.net.

Program Registration

Basic Level: $125- Covers the actual cost of the program.

Sponsor Level: $175- Allows us to offer a reduced price to full-time students, seniors, and those on a limited income.

Reduced Level: $75- Full-time Students, Seniors (65+), and those on a limited income.

Register for the weekend program by clicking the Click Here To Register button at the bottom of this page.

Our Generosity Policy

We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price." Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

If the registration fee is an obstacle to participating in the weekend, or if you have questions about the generosity policy please contact [email protected].

Schedule and Food

Lunch break will be from 12PM to 1:30PM each day. Lunch will not be provided as part of the program, and participants can either bring a lunch or pick up food next door at the Willy Street Co-Op or one of the many other restaurants within walking distance.

Friday evening May 18th Public Talk and Book Signing with Kevin Griffin

Please also join us on Friday evening May 18th for Mr. Griffin’s opening public talk and book signing. All are welcome. For more information and to register click here.