*March 29 – April 3rd, Refuge Recovery Retreat at Breitenbush, OR
The Buddhist path to treating addiction is one of developing wisdom and compassion through meditation, renunciation and wise actions such as service, amends, forgiveness and generosity. Buddhism offers a non-theistic spiritual path and Refuge Recovery follows the traditional Four Truths and Eight Fold Path of early Buddhism. Refuge Recovery is a program that can be worked in conjunction with or as an alternative to the Twelve Step approach. During this retreat there will be periods of meditation, talks on Buddhist recovery, group discussion and Refuge Recovery meetings.
*Wanderlust 108 Festivals
I will be leading meditation at most of these events. The events that I cannot attend will be lead by Vinny Ferraro or Dave Smith.
- Charlotte, NC – April 9
- Atlanta, GA – April 10
- Dallas, TX – April 16
- San Francisco, CA – April 24
- Los Angeles, CA – April 30
- Scottsdale, AZ – May 1
- Sacramento, CA – May 7
- San Diego, CA – May 8
- Chicago, IL – May 14
- Portland, OR – May 15
- Kansas City, MO – May 21
- Seattle, WA – May 22
*May 27 – 30th, Memorial Day Retreat, Joshua Tree, CA
This silent retreat with Noah is a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to our practice. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, with instructions and daily dharma talks.
*June 11-17, Breaking the Addiction to the Mind with Noah Levine and Frank Uyttebroeck, Cadzand, Netherlands
Our mind has the tendency to automatically grasp what is agreeable and push away what is painful. What is, in fact, an evolutionary survival strategy is a constant obstacle for us modern human beings. This “eternal quest” for pleasure and the constant aversion to “pain” is the base for every form of addiction.
In this meditation retreat, we will learn to look with honesty and clarity at our own “addiction” to our mind. We also will investigate the tools that are offered to us by the Buddhist practices, helping us to break loose from our personal addiction to the mind. Together we will learn that freedom is possible when we meet ourselves, our relationships, and our world with deepened wisdom, compassion and acceptance.
*June 24 – 26, Second Annual Refuge Recovery Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Details coming soon… Save the date!
*July 14-17th, Wanderlust Squaw Valley
*August 21-28th, East Coast Retreat at Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush, NY