From Habitual to Ritual: Heart of Recovery Full-Day Retreat

with Scott Perkins

July 29th (2017)

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  • $50 Patron
  • $35 Sustaining
  • $25 Supporting
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Through guided meditation and mindfulness instruction this day-long retreat explores the relationship between mindfulness practices and recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.

We will look at how we can add simple intentional habits or rituals based on mindfulness, appreciation, and wakefulness, to strengthen our practice which might help to undo years of habitual behaviors separating us from our own personal experience of appreciation and joy.

Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners and individuals working with recovery from substances and behaviors, as well as individuals whose lives have been impacted by addiction.

If you would like to join us for the free public talk on Friday evening please register for that seperately here.

Scott Perkins received his Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University in 1992 and has been a teacher and leader in Shambhala since 1995. He is the Chairperson for the International Heart of Recovery Working Group and has provided assistance to Shambhala Centers and retreat centers developing Heart of Recovery programs throughout the country.  Scott has been in recovery since 2005 and has been the intersection his personal paths of recovery and meditation since that time. Scott is a certified recovery coach helping individuals craft personal paths/programs of recovery that support their recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors while strengthening their ability to fully experience their own lives with sanity, courage, and compassion.  His is also the Director of Development for a health care policy organization in Washington, DC.  He lives in DC with his husband, Jonathan Kirkendall, and has a life-size wooden rocking horse in his back yard.