Vimalasara Kevin-Griffin recovery meditation retreat online
  • Dana-based, please pay at any amount above zero.

Date & Time Details: 12 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific)

Contact: Big Bear Retreat Center

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[ONLINE] Discussion with Vimalasara and Kevin Griffin: Buddhism and recovering from addiction, habitual behaviours, strong emotions and illness

With Vimalasara Mason-John and Kevin Griffin

March 30, 2024

A Very Special Intimate Discussion Q and A with the Teachers

Saturday, March 30th,  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Registration closes March 30th at 1:30pm Pacific Time

Vimalasara and Kevin will also offer a full retreat on this topic this Spring.
Entering Into the Silence of Recovery: A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat: May 9 – 12th, 2024
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Meet two of the leading teachers in the field of Buddhism and recovery Kevin Griffin and Vimalasara Mason-John. Each of them have dedicated their life work to helping the struggling in the hell realms of addiction and other habitual and compulsive behaviors.

Join them for this one off Q & A, and ask all the questions you may have on the theme of Buddhism and recovering from addiction, habitual behaviors, strong emotions and illness.

“The spiritual experience isn’t one of filling ourselves up— with either religious or intellectual
beliefs—but of emptying ourselves so that we can experience what is, directly, unfiltered.”

Kevin Griffin, A Burning Desire: Dharma God & The Path of Recovery


Online Dana-based, pay at any amount above $0

About the Online Program

At registration will receive a link with a landing page for the online community that includes the zoom and schedule information for the online component of this program, along with any other helpful tips before, during, and after your retreat. This link will be emailed to you again 24 hours before your retreat.

Date and Time (all times Pacific)

March 30th, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (PST)
*zoom link and more information will be available 24 hours before the retreat*

Video Disclaimer: Please be aware that this event will be recorded, and the recordings may be displayed, distributed, and on the web by BBRC. If you choose to participate in this event, you are consenting. *Please notify us if you do not consent or if you wish the recording to be stopped temporarily during the event.   

For any questions please contact or visit our website

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat-

Dana-based On Line Retreat Cancellation Fee Schedule:

  • > 4 weeks   20%
  • <4 weeks    No Refunds




Kevin and Vimalasara will be offering a retreat this Spring in Big Bear

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Teachers & Facilitators

Vimalasara Mason-John
Dr. Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John MA is a TEDx speaker, author of 8 books including Detox Your Heart, Meditations for Emotional Trauma, and her award-winning books Eight Step Recovery – Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction and her novel Borrowed Body. She is a senior teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, practicing for 27 years, chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre, President of the Buddhist Recovery Network and one of the organizers of the GENX Buddhist Teacher’s gathering in 2019. She curated the Tricycle series Teachings for Uncertain Times 2018, and was the recipient of a European Diversity Awards 2018, for…
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Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist author, teacher, and leader in the mindful recovery movement. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Kevin has trained with the leading Western Vipassana teachers, among them Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Ajahn Amaro. His teacher training was as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, CA. Kevin teaches internationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences, and academic settings. He specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and…
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