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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction
Kevin Griffin

April 10, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

If recovery and 12 Step work are to have any value at all, there must be the possibility of finding happiness. And yet, much of the work seems to be focused on the negative: powerlessness, surrender, character flaws, and all the rest. This daylong retreat will focus on the ways we can find the inherent joy in our recovery as well as ways to cultivate and maintain tools for happiness.

Here are some of the topics we will explore:

  • What Is Happiness?
  • Walking the Talk: Integrating Values and Behavior
  • Lovers and Friends: Satisfying Interpersonal Relationships
  • Why Am I Here?: Finding Purpose and Value in our Lives.
  • It’s an Inside Job: the Joy of Meditation and Self-Examination

Mindfulness meditation and the insights and appreciation for life it inspires is central to this work. The retreat will include instruction and discussion of this vital tool for recovery.

All are welcome, whether part of a 12 Step program, in recovery, or not.  This retreat is for people addressing any form of addiction, whether substance, process, or relationship addiction.


Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  All donations go to support the teacher(s).

Partial scholarships are available via the link below.

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kevin griffin

Kevin Griffin Kevin Griffin is the author of the seminal Buddhist recovery book, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and teaches internationally on that topic. His latest book, Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction was recently published by Sounds True.  A meditation teacher for two decades, he trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he currently leads dharma and recovery classes. He has been in recovery since 1985.

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