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

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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.

What I Learned While Teaching in Colorado

They sell Buddha statues in the liquor stores in Boulder!

But the bit that really blew my mind wasn’t clear until today. Everyone knows Trungpa was a hard core drinker and a super bad-ass teacher. Some say a genius. If he were alive today, I feel that we would have a relationship. I know how to be sober, and many of his students to this day still struggle with addiction.