Winter 2014: Fifth Annual 12-Step Buddhist Winter Retreat

The 5th Annual 12-Step Buddhist\12-Step Yogi Winter Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs Breathe Your Way into Right Living Gentle Yoga, Silent Meditation, and Breath Practice Jan 31st-Feb 2nd, 2014 Please pass this on to those who could benefit from this experience! NOTE: We will be moving our retreats at Breitenbush to once a year,¬†Fall only, beginning October 24th, 2014. Our …

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Energy, Healing and Transformation: Third Annual 12-Step Buddhist Summer Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs

The 3rd Annual 12-Step Buddhist Summer Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs
Energy, Healing and Transformation
August 25th-27th – Sunday 6pm-Tuesday Noon

For our third summer retreat we’ll be working with energy, healing and transformation.
We’ll have four-five sessions beginning Sunday evening and ending Tuesday morning. There will be breakout sessions and a weekend creative project. Breitenbush is sacred land and is ripe with energy for all of this kind of work. The program will include silent and guided meditation, all levels yoga (optional but strongly encouraged), ongoing writing practice, group and individual exercises designed to make the practice come alive. We’ll have a more traditional style 12-Step meeting on Saturday evening. This will be open to all and will include a meditation, a speaker/chairperson and sharing. Tysa will also have a session/project that she’ll be leading for women, as long as we have a balance of men and women.
Darren is now certified as a Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) leader. We’ll be working with some meditations, group practices and gentle yoga on this retreat.

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Buddhas, Babes and Bands

Today I woke up and listened to a webcast teaching from my teacher, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. We practiced Guru Yoga with thousands of practitioners worldwide. The practice consists of singing the Song of the Vajra, a sacred mantra that takes about 12 minutes to chant. As I did this practice I was still a little dreamy. There was a …

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12-Step Buddhist 4th Annual Winter Retreat: Feb 1-3, 2013

The theme for this retreat is: The Power of Vow: Addict Promises vs. Buddhist Precepts based on my new book, The Power of Vow. We’ll have an optional vow taking ceremony at the last session of the retreat. Our weekend course will include 12-Step Yogi practice, Tysa Fennern will offer Shamanic Archetype Practices and Tarot, Mike Papas giving Zen instruction and sitting sessions. As always, we’ll have silent sitting and daily walking groups, group discussion and the famous Aspects of Self Dialog process. So many people locally and online are participating in the revolution of consciousness in recovery-within 12-Step communities and beyond. We have several groups nationwide. If you’d like to learn how to form groups in your area, this retreat is the time to do it.