BUDDHISM AND THE 12 STEPS
with Dave Smith and Shannon Fowler
Saturday, January 27th
Suggested Donation $40.00
(or pay what you can)
To register, email Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 3 hour workshop we will explore how Buddhist philosophies and
mindfulness practices have been
recognized and implemented as a verifiable approach to treating all
forms of addiction.
We will investigate the many ways Buddhist teachings can be used as
tools for recovery.
Whether on its own, or integrated into a 12 step-based program, the
benefits of meditative inquiry can
have immeasurable results for well-being and spiritual awakening.
All who identify with any of the full range of addictions, including
substances, behaviors, habitual thought and emotional patterns are
welcome. This event is open to anyone who is interested in the topic.
BIO: Shannon Fowler
Shannon was a Co-Founder of the Refuge Recovery Treatment Center in Los Angeles
and worked with directly with recovering addicts and their families.
In addition, Shannon has taught
meditation groups, led recovery groups and workshops and has
co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008.
Influenced by Buddhist Dharma as a young child, at the age of 28 she
was introduced to the practice in
a language and a style that was accessible and relatable to her. Since
that pivotal day she has been practicing meditation in the
Shannon has personally integrated Dharma practice and tradition
12-Step Recovery resulting in more than two decades of sobriety and
BIO: Dave Smith
Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation
teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His
background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was
empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation
Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions
into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment
facilities. Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes,
provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist
contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring
program. He recently founded Rebel Saint Dharma and lives in Paonia,