Now Online: Dharma and Recovery – A Weekend Retreat

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Now Online: Dharma and Recovery – A Weekend Retreat at NYI
with Kevin Griffin
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm, ET
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm, ET


Due to COVID-19, this program will now be offered online only. Those who already registered for the in-person program will automatically be transferred to this online program. All registrants will be emailed the link to the online program prior to the program.
In this weekend retreat we will practice mindfulness meditation and explore recovery and the Twelve Steps through a Buddhist lens. While the Steps use theistic language, Buddhism gives us a way to understand recovery in more universal terms, taking us from the truth of suffering and craving, to the transformative realm of insight and loving-kindness.

Using the Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook, we will explore topics like the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Higher Power, Compassion, and Inventory. Each day will include instruction in a variety of mindfulness and loving-kindness practices, lectures and discussion, as well as interactive small group work.

Kevin Griffin’s book Buddhism & the Twelve Steps Workbook will be a guide for the weekend. Purchase a copy here.

Registration: Updated pricing and times due to new online format

We are transferring all who registered for the in-person program to the online program. For those who are unable to join us online and considering cancelling their registration, we will honor all requests for refunds. However, the COVID-19 emergency has a devastating financial impact on all of us. If it is affordable for you to have a generous heart, please consider accepting credit towards a future program, or turning your registration into a donation. Thank you!

Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
If you are registering via a mobile devices such as a phone or tablet, you can scroll right and left and up and down within the form if it is partially obscured or cut off. Please contact if you need assistance.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author best known for his books One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and Buddhism & the Twelve Steps Daily Reflections: Thoughts on Dharma and Recovery, and his innovative work bringing dharma and recovery together. A co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, he teaches internationally in a wide range of settings from meditation and yoga centers to universities and elementary schools, as well as working with mindfulness researchers. He lives in the Bay Area where he teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

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