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Hello, My Name is Buddha: a Retreat for People in Recovery

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Tim Wicks
Ryotan Cynthia Kear
with Tim Wicks and Ryotan Cynthia Kear
June 10-13 (Sunday-Wednesday)

$240 ($204/Member)

Investigate how Buddhist teaching and practice illuminates and nourishes our work in recovery.

Buddhism does not depend upon a divine agent as a “higher power” but offers a spirituality informed by experience and practice. Through meditation, study and discussion we will explore ways in which Buddhism and the Twelve Step model of recovery can inform each other. We will meet in the mornings, leave afternoons free for relaxation and personal practice, and there will be a Twelve Step meeting before dinner. The retreat is appropriate to both beginners and the more experienced in both recovery and Buddhist practice, although we ask that participants have had at least 6 months in their Twelve Step program.

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Tim Wicks

Tim Wicks has been practicing at SFZC since 2000. He co-teaches the year long Sangha in Recovery program with Jeffrey Schneider and leads the Friday night recovery group at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco.

Ryotan Cynthia Kear

Cynthia Kear has been practicing Soto Zen Buddhism for twenty-five years. As a full-time employee with an active family, she appreciates how demanding life can be. “Everywhere practice,” infusing the everyday “marketplace” of our lives with space, awareness, stability and ease, is her primary interest.