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Buddhism and Recovery with Kevin Griffin and Greg Pergament

August 27 - September 2

Kevin Griffin

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.


August 27
September 2


Southern Dharma Retreat Center
1661 W Rd
Hot Springs, NC United States
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