Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction

A Daylong Retreat with Kevin Griffin
Saturday, November 7
10am-4:30pm
San Francisco

If recovery and 12 Step work is to have any value at all, there must be the possibility of finding happiness. And yet, much of the work seems to be focused on the negative: powerlessness, surrender, character flaws, and all the rest. This daylong retreat will focus on the ways we can find the inherent joy in our recovery as well as ways to cultivate and maintain tools for happiness.

Here are some of the topics we will explore:

  • What Is Happiness?
  • Walking the Talk: Integrating Values and Behavior
  • Lovers and Friends: Satisfying Interpersonal Relationships
  • Why Am I Here?: Finding Purpose and Value in our Lives.
  • It’s an Inside Job: the Joy of Meditation and Self-Examination

Mindfulness meditation and the insights and appreciation for life it inspires is central to this work. The retreat will include instruction and discussion of this vital tool for recovery.

All are welcome, whether part of a 12 Step program, in recovery, or not. This retreat is for people addressing any form of addiction, whether substance, process, or relationship addiction.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Walk-in registrations the day-of are welcome!

Cost: Sliding Scale $35-$75 registration, plus dana to the teacher.
(To learn more about the practice of dana, please click here.)

No registration fee for $100+ Monthly Supporters, just email us to RSVP. Scholarships and Work Study available; no one is turned away for lack of funds.

About the Teacher: Kevin Griffin is the author of the seminal Buddhist recovery book, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and teaches internationally on that topic. His latest book, Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction was recently published by Sounds True.  A meditation teacher for almost two decades, he trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he currently leads dharma and recovery classes. He has been in recovery since 1985.

This daylong will be held at Against the Stream in San Francisco, 2701 Folsom Street, SF, CA 94110. Chairs and cushions will be provided.