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Southern Dharma Retreat Center – Buddhism and the 12 Steps Intensive

September 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - September 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 1 – Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
The Buddha said craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving – our addictions. How can these traditions work together?

Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with Twelve Step work. Using silent insight meditation, interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion, the weekend will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps complement each other. We will address topics such as Powerlessness, Higher Power, Inventory, Amends, and Spiritual Awakening. All recovery programs and paths are welcome.

The emphasis will be on bringing mindfulness to all our activities, whether in formal meditation, walking, speaking, listening, or eating. Participants will practice Noble Silence outside of the interactive exercises and discussion periods.


September 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
September 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm


Southern Dharma Retreat Center
Hot Springs,NCUnited States+ Google Map