March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World: A Daylong Retreat with Kevin Griffin
Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and
love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more
complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our
society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living
Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:
Practicing non-ill- will toward difficult people
Acting with integrity, morality, and ethics
Living a harmonious homelife
Letting go of grief
Developing mindfulness and concentration through metta practice
The retreat will include meditation, lecture, small group discussion, and Q&A.
COST: Sliding Scale: $45 – $85, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.
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Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author and recovering addict/alcoholic. He is best known for his ground-breaking work bringing together the Dharma with issues of recovery and the 12 Steps. A Buddhist practitioner for nearly 35 years and sober for almost 30, he brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to his teaching and writing. His books include One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and his recent Buddhism and the 12 Steps Workbook. Sounds True released Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction in June, 2015. Kevin is also a gifted musician and songwriter, and released a CD of Buddhist-themed rock tunes entitled “Laughing Buddha.” He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and teenage daughter.