Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World

In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it’s helpful to look to the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness for guidance. In this evening talk, Kevin will introduce the themes of his latest project, how to live with wisdom and open-heartedness in the world. Drawing from several early suttas he will talk about the challenges of living in harmony, free from ill-will and the suffering of attachment.

Kevin Griffin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. With teachings firmly based in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings. His upcoming book, Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, draws from early Buddhist teachings in the Pali Canon. More information about Kevin is available on Kevin's website.

Date & Time:


Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego, Bard Hall

Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.

Additional Info:

Please contact Irene Folk at with questions

Kevin will also be leading a daylong retreat on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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Following a 2,500 year tradition in which the community financially supports the offerings provided, the teachings and meditation sessions in this class are offered on a generosity (Dana) basis. No one is turned away because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to give what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.

Kevin Griffin Dharma Talk
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