"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Buddhism & Recovery: The Twelve Steps
Kevin Griffin
3 Days: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, 2018; 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $225 - 600. Please bring your lunch. Code KG1M18.
Will open for registration soon

On this retreat, we will work with the Twelve Steps using Buddhist teachings and practices through meditation, lecture, discussion, as well as interactive and written exercises. We will explore mindfulness, self-compassion, and loving-kindness meditation practices that support recovery, as well as Buddhist teachings on craving and letting go.

Each session will include periods of meditation and time for questions. We will have the opportunity to write and share on recovery topics, as well as developing community in an intimate setting.

We will use the Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook as a framework for the retreat. This retreat benefits those in the addiction and recovery process.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this program for $135 ($45/day).

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Construction Alert: from February – April, 2018, the Marin County Department of Public Works will stabilize and repair a slide area on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. as you exit Fairfax on your way over White’s Hill towards Woodacre. Construction is expected from Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Travelers should expect 10-15 min. delays during peak commuting hours.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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