The Sacred Art of Recovery:
The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice

With Rabbi Rami Shapiro
October 29–31, 2010

“The real gift of the Twelve Step recovery is not simply the cessation of our harmful behavior, but the ending of our harmful thinking.”
—Rabbi Rami Shapiro

In a hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, Rabbi Rami Shapiro uses the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to shine light on the foundational addiction from which all humans suffer—the illusion that we are in control of our lives.

Rather than using the Twelve Step process as a way to escape the clutches of addictive behaviors, Shapiro presents them as a way to free ourselves from “playing God,” a game that almost all of us are addicted to playing.

Drawing on insights and practices of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism and Islam, Shapiro describes how we can use spiritual maturation to cut through the illusion of control and begin living life with the ever-deepening qualities of justice, compassion, curiosity, awe, wonder, serenity and humility.

 

In The Sacred Art of Recovery—based on his latest book in which he describes his own battle with food addiction and Twelve Step recovery—Rabbi Shapiro will give you the tools to:

  • Release the illusion of control.
  • Observe the ego.
  • Surrender fully to God.
  • Uncover your soul—the innate wholeness within.
  • Become more humble, open and curious about life.
  • Be present to what matters in your life.
  • Become more compassionate and alive.
Workshop

Friday through Sunday, October 29–31, 2010

Price:
$199

Registration:
Call: (toll-free) 1-866-34-UNITY
(1-866-348-6489) or 816-251-3540

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Rabbi Rami Shapiro is a longtime member of Twelve Step recovery and is a frequent lecturer and attendee at Twelve Step retreats, seminars and meetings. He is also an award-winning storyteller, poet and essayist. Sometimes called the “Holy Rascal,” Shapiro writes a popular column, “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler,” for Spirituality & Health magazine and is also an adjunct professor of religious studies at Middle Tennessee State University. His recent books include Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice and The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice.

 

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