Daylong on December 10 with Kevin Griffin: The Practice of Recovery: A Buddhist Approach to Living Free from Addiction

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Kevin Griffin on Saturday, December 10, 2011, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Doctors Medical Center, 1441 Florida Ave., Conference Center, room 1, Modesto, CA (the Conference Center is the building between the parking structure and the emergency department) on:

The Practice of Recovery: A Buddhist Approach to Living Free from Addiction

This daylong workshop will focus on Buddhist mindfulness practices that can support recovering addicts, alcoholics, and anyone else dealing with addictive behaviors. We will connect the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path with Twelve Step recovery using meditation, lecture, dialog, and interactive exercises.

All are welcome, those new to recovery and those with long experience, as well as recovery professionals. Introductory meditation instruction will be offered.

We are hoping to offer CEU’s for this daylong.  There may be an administrative fee for the CEU’s.  Please check back on the website in November or contact Lori (209-343-2748 or at, if you are interested in CEU’s.
Kevin GriffinKevin Griffin is the author of the seminal 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and the recent A Burning Desire: Dharma, God and the Path of Recovery (note: this book is currently on sale at Amazon as a bargain book!). He has been practicing Buddhist meditation for three decades and been in recovery since 1985. He’s been a meditation teacher for over fifteen years. His teacher training was at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he currently leads Dharma and Recovery classes.

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This daylong is offered freely.  Donations are gratefully accepted for Kevin or for Insight Meditation Modesto.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a pot-luck lunch.  Dress in loose and comfortable clothing.  For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products.  If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it.  Chairs will be available.  Suitable for beginning and all-levels of practitioners.