- April 2nd 2023 — Long Enduring Mind
Recovery and dharma practice go through many ups and downs. How do we sustain our spiritual lives through the seasons of life?
- January 1st 2023 — Beginning Again
As the New Year starts, we renew our commitment to recovery and practice. This talk will focus on the importance of persistence and continuity in practice and recovery. The importance of finding joy in the simple experiences of life, in breathing, in walking, in being with others.
- February 6th 2022 — The Breath of Recovery
Mindfulness of breathing is both the most basic meditative tool and an advanced path to enlightenment, as described by the Buddha. Kevin will discuss the range of uses of mindful breathing, from simple stress-reduction to the higher insights and their value on the path of recovery.
- August 1st 2021 — Outside Issues and All Our Affairs: The Challenge of Integrating Social Activism in Our Spiritual Practice
- July 5th 2020 — Reflection on Recovery
Having just passed the milestone of 35 years sober, exactly half his life, Kevin looks back on his own path and the lessons he has learned as a clean and sober Buddhist.
Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author in the Theravada tradition. He is a co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network and teaches internationally across Buddhist traditions. He has been a Buddhist practitioner and in recovery for over three decades. His teacher training was at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California, where he still teaches his flagship Dharma and Recovery class. Besides teaching at Buddhist and other spiritual centers, Kevin works with treatment centers and has consulted with leading addiction researchers.