Mandala Magazine Review of The Power of Vow

“Littlejohn, through The Power of Vow, has made at least two major contributions for which all addicts and non-addicts should be thankful. For adherents to the 12-Step model, Littlejohn’s work is another contribution to the growing number of alternative perspectives on a successful, although arguably dated system of recovery. For Buddhist addicts, Littlejohn has kindly – and without judgment – opened …

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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.