Meditation & Dharma Retreat
With Special Guest Author Darren Littlejohn
"The 12-Step Buddhist"
Saturday Dec. 8th (10 am - 4 pm)
@ The Dharma Bum Temple
541 2nd Ave Suite A
San Diego, CA 92101
Come join Darren Littlejohn and the rest of the Dharma Bum Sangha for a full Day of Meditation and Dharma. The event will take place on Saturday December 8th, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Dharma Bum Temple.
About the Day of Meditation and Dharma: The day will be divided into three sessions of meditation, breakout times for small groups, and voice dialog exercises. In the break out sessions we will discuss the Six Paramitas, as well as topics such as generosity, patience, and ethical discipline.
Lunch: We will break for a 30-minute lunch (please bring your own bag lunch).
Attire: Please dress in comfortable clothing. The Temple can be cool during this time of year, so you may want a sweater or jacket.
About the author: Darren Littlejohn, author of the 12-Step Buddhist (Beyond Words/Atria 2009) is a recovering addict and a practitioner of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a former mental health specialist. He earned a BA in Psych in 1991 and worked in chemical dependency and acute
psychiatric care facilities during college. Darren took 2 years of graduate school in Research Methods for Psychology. He has been a Buddhist practitioner since the mid 80’s. A spiritual crisis led to a relapse in 1994 with 10 years of sobriety.
After regaining sobriety in 1997, Darren worked on recovery with a new zeal, incorporating many years of psychotherapy, 12-Step work, Zen and Tibetan Buddhist practices. Darren’s program, which became the basis for the book the 12-Step Buddhist, is an integrated approach that is hard won over a span of more than twenty years.