Online Retreat

Buddhism and Recovery Online Retreat with Kevin Griffin
January 28, 2023
1:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

During the retreat, we’ll be making connections between the Four Noble Truths, the Eight-fold Path, and 12-Step Recovery. We will follow a format of sitting, Dharma talk, and Question and Answer periods. Meditation instruction includes Vipassana or Insight meditation and Metta or lovingkindness practice. Instruction is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

Kevin Griffin is the bestselling author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and several other books bridging dharma and recovery. A co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and a sought after speaker and teacher. He offers retreats, workshops, and public talks internationally. He was trained and teaches regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the West Coast’s leading Buddhist retreat center.  

He has been featured in such Buddhist publications as Tricycle Magazine and Inquiring Mind, the Journal of Vipassana Meditation. He has appeared on Krista Tippett’s public radio show, “Speaking of Faith” (now “On Being”), and been a guest on many popular podcasts.

Kevin is steeped in the early Buddhist teachings of the Theravadan tradition. His book Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled Mind is a deeply personal exploration of the Buddha’s discourses on loving-kindness and compassion through the suttas of the Pali Canon.

Currently, he is mentoring students from all over the world in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, sponsored by Sounds True.

Kevin helped develop and implement the curriculum of Mindful Schools, a program for bringing mindfulness practices to elementary schools. He has worked with researchers at UC San Francisco to develop a mindful eating protocol.

Registration and Dana

The registration fee supports Vermont Insight and in addition, it is customary to make a donation to the teacher in appreciation for the teachings.

Dana and Fee Waivers: The teachings of the Buddha have been offered freely for 2600 years.

A link will be sent to participants so they can make a Gratitude offering (Dana) to the teacher here.

AND We continue to offer the teachings freely to all who would benefit. Your practice is a gift to us all. When you register please select a fee waiver if that is appropriate

The Zoom link will be sent January 27:   Once registrations close at noon, an email will be sent to ALL who are registered with the Zoom link by 5 pm that day.

Please add to your contacts or check your Junk/Spam/Promotions Mail folders if you have not received the retreat detail letter by 5 pm on the day before the retreat.

Please register below and be sure to select the number of people for whom you are registering.