"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Keep Coming Back: Dharma, Recovery and Renewal
Kevin Griffin
Saturday, December 30, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code KG2D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Our Dharma practice and our recovery program both rest on the foundation of intention and commitment. One day at a time and one breath at a time, we keep coming back to the present moment and to our wish to be free. This daylong retreat will focus on beginning the year with a clear vision of our path, whether we are just establishing our recovery, renewing our commitment, or maintaining our program and practice. Through mindfulness meditations, lecture, interactive exercises, and personal reflection, we will seek fresh inspiration for a year of growth and happiness.

This will be a great opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of your recovery and what commitments you want to make for the coming year. Step work and recovery work of all kinds depends on this kind of renewal and intention setting. Strengthening your meditation commitment is a great way to go deeper with your recovery and your spiritual path. All are welcome: newcomers, 12 Steppers, Refuge Recovery or just the curious.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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