“Breaking free from addiction is the whole of the Dharma”
Wednesday August 7th 7-9pm
Addiction is about craving; the process of addiction begins when we crave to have things other than they are. We often feel that life is unsatisfactory, and we develop strategies to avoid this feeling of dissatisfaction. Often these strategies lead to unskillful behaviors and we become addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, people or just about anything in an attempt to find true happiness outside of ourselves. Jason will offer a wide range of practices and teachings to help us better understand this process and how we can began to liberate ourselves from its grip. There will be a guided meditation, talk, Q&A and an opportunity to spend some time with Jason. We are very lucky to have him come out and see us. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Jason Murphy MA, MFT. Has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation since 1994. He is a teacher and therapist who has worked in the addiction recovery field for the past 20 years. Jason has taught mindful awareness in a variety of settings throughout the U.S. He has studied with many prominent teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Sumedo. Jason has taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and iBme on a number of retreats. Jason has sat long term residential retreats as well as studied in monasteries in the U.S and in Asia. Jason is empowered to teach by Noah Levine MA. Author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, Mary Grace Orr Spirit Rock teacher and Bob Stahl, Ph.D. Teacher and Author of MBSR Workbook and Living with Heart Wide Open.