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Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is the author of the seminal book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and A Burning Desire: Dharma, God and the Path of Recovery. He has been practicing Buddhist meditation for three decades and been in recovery since 1985.

Kevin teaches nationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences and academic settings. He has worked as a consultant on NIH studies of mindfulness and taught meditation in prisons and homeless shelters. He specializes in a progressive understanding of the 12 Steps and helping people in recovery connect with meditation. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock where he currently leads Dharma and Recovery classes.Kevin is a musician who has produced a CD of eclectic, Buddhist -themed rock tunes called `Laughing Buddha.'

For more information, visit www.kevingriffin.net.

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Featured Audio Talk
August 11, 2020 - Dharma and Recovery

What’s most important about karma is what I call our emotional karma. What does it feel like when you make amends? If you work the 12 Steps, it’s a really precious thing to do. Not because it fixes anything, but because it changes you. It actually gives you a feeling of strength because the burden of the past, of guilt and regret, keeps us hiding, keeps us fearful, keeps us trying not to look, not to feel. But when we can stand up, and say “Yes, this is true,” then there’s a freedom that comes with that. What “making amends” does is that it finally convinces us of the value of honesty, and of the freedom that comes when we stop protecting the ego.

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