This retreat will explore the use of Buddhist practices, especially mindfulness and meditation, to help people recover from habitually ingrained addictive behaviors. Tools-such as appropriate attention, acceptance, removing obsessive thoughts, cultivation of kindness, generosity, and gratitude-can help break the cycle of addiction. Each week, Korda will introduce a different meditation techniques to help reduce stress and make recovery more tranquil and joyous.

Josh Korda has been meditating for over two decades and began his studies in Theravada Buddhism in 1996. He is the guiding teacher at New York Dharmapunx and serves as a visiting teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative care. Josh received his initial teacher training with Noah Levine, and has had the honor to study with countless other spiritual practitioners, including Ajahns Geoff, Sucitto, Amaro, Brahm, Vajiro, Sharon Salzberg and Tara Brach. Josh’s dharma talks can be found at http://www.dharmapunxnyc.podbean.com. To support his teachings visit http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Joshkorda.

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