White Heron Sangha

Dharma and Recovery - Daylong Mindfulness Retreat with Kevin Griffin for the Recovery Community

  • 20 Oct 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, Avila Village
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  • Registration fee only. Instructions for donating to the teacher and White Heron Sangha will be provided at the retreat.
  • Help with retreat tasks before, during, or after retreat in lieu of fee, if possible. Contact Sharon Rippner: srippner@msn.com.

The Buddha teaches that craving and clinging are the cause of suffering. Addiction is the deepest form of clinging.

White Heron Sangha welcomes you to a daylong retreat with Kevin Griffin as we explore the connections between Buddhism, addiction, and Twelve Step recovery.  

We’ll focus on the Buddha’s teachings on craving and letting go through the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. 

The retreat will include instruction in mindfulness meditation, lecture, and discussion. 

Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. He reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings. His latest book is Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World.

To learn more and to see his teaching schedule, go to www.kevingriffin.net.

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Where: Our meditation center is in Avila Village, behind the Woodstone Marketplace, near the Bob Jones Trail: 
White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (map and pictures). Parking is alongside the buildings with overflow parking behind Blue Heron Realty. Do not park in front of Woodstone Marketplace! See the arrows for parking in the bottom photo. Our building is circled.

$25, which covers the expenses of the Sangha in putting on the event, but does not include a payment to the teacher. Scholarships are available by special arrangement only. Contact Sharon Rippner at srippner@msn.com.

The teachings are offered freely. Details on how to donate to the teacher (cash or check only) and to support White Heron Sangha will be provided at the retreat. We try to keep our retreat fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. 

You can register and pay online (through PayPal, including credit card) or send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 870, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Pre-registration and payment are required, as space is limited for this retreat.  

Please bring your lunch and a cup, if possible. Tea and light snacks will be provided. Chairs and meditation cushions will be available. You might want to bring a shawl and extra cushions, if you use them. No dogs are allowed in the building except for service dogs. For questions, contact Sharon Rippner, srippner@msn.com.

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