In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve-Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can deepen our spiritual lives. The meetings include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion.
The evenings are open to all who are interested. You need not be in a Twelve Step program nor have a background in Buddhism.
In this daylong, based upon her experiences of being raised in the Jim Crow South and marching with Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as being later trained and guided in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Jan Willis will discuss and invite an exploration of the shared Buddhist and Christian virtues of love and social engagement.