This Online Retreat with Practice Circle is a 12-part exploration of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous applied to the ultimate addiction from which almost all human beings suffer: the addiction to control. To borrow from Bill W., "First we have to stop playing God." True Twelve Step recovery goes beyond the cessation of harmful behavior to the ending of harmful thinking, including the illusion that we are or should be in control of what happens to us in life.
Retreat leader Rabbi Rami Shapiro, a longtime member of Twelve Step recovery, draws upon his bestselling book Recovery - the Sacred Art, one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2009. This retreat is not meant to substitute for a "meeting" nor is it an official exposition of the Twelve Steps. Rather this is a wild ride into the madness of life for those who have discovered there is no "bottom" to rock bottom. Whether you are new to the Twelve Steps or an experienced practitioner, it will give new tools and wisdom to deepen your understanding of an path followed by millions all over the world.
"Beyond Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice" consists of:
• 12 emails in which Rabbi Rami lay outs the theory behind each of the Steps and also offer practices from different wisdom traditions to help you apply them to your life.
• Recordings of two one-hour telephone conference calls during which Rabbi Rami answered questions posed by those who took this e-course when it was first offered in January 2012.
Spirituality & Practice is delighted to offer this retreat with one of our Living Spiritual Teachers. Rabbi Rami will show you how to make the Twelve Steps your spiritual practice so that you can live a life of justice, compassion, forgiveness, curiosity, wonder, serenity, humility, faith, and hope.
(4 CEHs for Chaplains available.)
(choose your own start date and frequency)