The 12 Steps of Recovery and the Buddha's Path
Working with our attachments and afflictions in recovery, led by Leni Weisl, LCSW-C, CCDC, MAC
Many of us find ourselves feeling frozen with sickness and trauma, bound by our own shame to a vicious cycle of pain and reactivity. Buddhism has a name for this vicious cycle – samsara – and lays out a path to freeing ourselves from it. In this workshop, using approaches from Buddhism and the 12 steps, we will learn how we can melt our frozenness, nurture compassion for ourselves and for others, and be of authentic benefit.
The basis for our work together will be the book 12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We, by Laura S. (available on Amazon). This book joins the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, detailing the story of one woman’s recovery from addiction and her spiritual journey on these healing paths.
To register or for more details, contact Leni Weisl at 240-755-7282, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” – BUDDHA
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity. And we will know peace.
- The Twelve Promises from the Big Book,Co-Founder of AA Bill Wilson
Leni Weisl, LCSW-C, CCDC, M.A.C. has over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist in Holistic Mental Health and Addiction. Leni is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Master Addiction Counselor. She holds degrees in Contemplative Counseling Psychology and Clinical Social Work. Leni is co-founder of Pax River Counseling , located in Lexington Park, Maryland, with a second office in Annapolis opening in Summer 2017.