On Campus Program

Dharma and Recovery Intensive Meditation Retreat

For all levels.

Deepen your commitment to meditation and explore how practicing continuous mindfulness in daily activities can support healthy recovery from addiction and codependency. Learn to use meditation to encourage open, nonjudgmental awareness of your thoughts and emotions, and cultivate feelings of gratitude, loving-kindness, and compassion.

Mornings are devoted to silent practice and instruction, and afternoons feature interactive exercises. An option Buddhist Recovery meeting is scheduled for each evening, and everyone has the opportunity during the week to join small-group interviews with the teachers. This program also includes community building, yoga, mindful eating, and mindful dialog.

Come with an open mind and leave with an open heart and new insights into attachment, craving, and freedom. All recovery programs and paths are welcome; you don’t need to belong to a Twelve-Step program to attend.

Note This retreat takes place during Kripalu’s Contemplative Week, when all meals are held in silence, and we will practice silence outside of exercises and discussion periods.

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Kevin Griffin trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.

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Sydney Faith Rose is a lifelong meditator, holistic health coach, and yoga instructor, certified to teach mindfulness and loving-kindness by the Interdependence Project.

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