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The Four Noble Truths of Recovery

Online Program
Dates: Apr 05, 2023 - Apr 29, 2023

Instructor(s): Kevin Griffin

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Course Description:
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The Buddha taught a path to freedom from compulsion. Over four online evening sessions and one daylong online retreat, we will explore connections between the Buddha's teachings and the path of recovery from addiction. We will look at correlations between the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the 12 Steps. Besides making these connections, this course will offer mindfulness meditation instructions that will support your recovery and will cultivate an experiential understanding of the Buddhist teachings. Together we will learn how to apply meditation practice to overcoming addictive craving and negative self-talk, and toward increasing emotional balance.

This program culminates in a day-long online retreat, where we will meet together and apply the practices we have learned over the four weeks in a formal retreat setting. By offering the program online, participants will have the opportunity to practice at home and to establish a mindfulness practice that is integrated in their daily living environments. 

Please note that this program is not meant to be a substitute for an addiction support group or treatment, but a support to those on the path of recovery from addiction.


Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Weekly Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Weekly Meeting Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26

Daylong Retreat: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.

DEI:
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.