Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John was the co-founder and guiding teacher of Healing and Insight, an online faculty that explored the sharp edges of suffering. Award-winning author of 8 books, they are the co-founder and co-author of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, with 8 step meetings in 3 continent.

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a short talk on Buddhism and recovery.  Offer dana through Paypal or Venmo.

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a short talk on Buddhism and recovery.  Offer dana through Paypal or Venmo.

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a short talk on Buddhism and recovery.  Offer dana through Paypal or Venmo.

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes of guided meditation, followed by a short talk on Buddhism and recovery.  Offer dana through Paypal or Venmo.

Buddhism and Recovery with Kevin Griffin and Greg Pergament

Kevin Griffin
August 27 - September 2
Southern Dharma Retreat Center
1661 W Rd
Hot Springs, NC United States

Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with recovery and Twelve Step work. Primarily conducted in silence, the retreat focuses on mindfulness meditation and heart practices, with additional interactive exercises, lectures, and meetings exploring ways that Buddhism, recovery, and the Steps can complement each other. The emphasis will be on bringing mindfulness to all our activities, whether in formal meditation, movement, speaking, listening, or eating. Daily Qigong practice offered by Greg Pergament will bring added healing and energy to the retreat. Participants will practice Noble Silence outside of the interactive exercises and 12-Step-style meetings. All recovery paths are welcome, whether Twelve Step, Refuge Recovery, substance, process, or relationship-oriented. The intensive nature of the retreat allows for profound personal openings, insight, and transformation. The support of the community carries us through the sometimes challenging, sometimes inspiring elements of this deep inner work. You must be at least 30 days clean and sober in order to attend the retreat.

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

BUDDHISM AND RECOVERY A five-day intensive Meditation Retreat with KEVIN GRIFFIN

Kevin Griffin
July 2 - July 7

Sorry this Retreat is Full! - Waitlist can be found at the link  Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with recovery and Twelve Step work.  Primarily conducted in silence, the retreat focuses on insight/mi...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Buddhism and Recovery with Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin
June 20 - June 23
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat
107 Holy Trinity Rd
Fort Mitchell, AL United States

About the Event ​ All recovery paths are welcome, whether Twelve Step, Recovery Dharma, Eight Step Recovery, substance, process, or relationship-oriented.Join us for this unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with recov...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Freedom of Heart – Kevin Griffin and Vimalasara, MA – ONLINE

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Spirit Rock – Online
Woodacre, CA United States

Freedom of Heart: Mindfulness Practices for Healing Addiction (KG1H24) Kevin Griffin and Vimalasara, MA While we all long for safety and freedom in our lives, many of us struggle with compulsive and addictive thoughts and behaviors that undermine our...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Zoom Classes

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

One hour Zoom classes, Tuesdays at 10am Pacific Time. Fridays at 5pm Pacific are now community classes with rotating leaders (except 2nd Fridays which are hosted by Spirit Rock). These classes are casual, drop-in events. We start with 20 minutes o...

Kevin Griffin – Deepening Attunement to Body, Feelings, and Mind

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

In this talk we will explore how recovery and mindfulness can make us more sensitive internally and externally. Such increasing awareness allows us to let go on profound levels and wake up to our inherent wisdom and wholeness. https://www.youtube.com...

Long Enduring Mind

April 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
BRN Academy

Recovery and dharma practice go through many ups and downs. How do we sustain our spiritual lives through the seasons of life?

Beginning Again

January 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
BRN Academy

As the New Year starts, we renew our commitment to recovery and practice. This talk will focus on the importance of persistence and continuity in practice and recovery. The importance of finding joy in the simple experiences of life, in breathing, in...

The Breath of Recovery

February 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
BRN Academy

Mindfulness of breathing is both the most basic meditative tool and an advanced path to enlightenment, as described by the Buddha. Kevin will discuss the range of uses of mindful breathing, from simple stress-reduction to the higher insights and thei...

Reflection on Recovery

July 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
BRN Academy

Having just passed the milestone of 35 years sober, exactly half his life, Kevin looks back on his own path and the lessons he has learned as a clean and sober Buddhist.  Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author in the Theravada tradition....

Living Kindness

June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
BRN Academy