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In-person: Breaking the Spell: Disenchantment and the End of Craving with Vince Cullen & Kevin Griffin

30 July 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


We sometimes live our lives as if we are under a spell, an enchantment. We are captivated by the craving, aversion, biases and distortions of the mind. As addicts, this enchantment manifests as destructive habit patterns.

When we cultivate Mindfulness, Serenity, Insight and Ethics, we open up new ways of seeing ourselves, new ways of seeing the world, and new ways of living. We break the spell and become disenchanted.

This daylong retreat will include mindfulness and loving-kindness meditations, interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion focused on breaking out of destructive internal and external habit patterns, the spells that bind us.

The event is primarily intended for people in or exploring recovery from any kind of addiction or destructive habit. This includes the spectrum from substances to relationships and other behaviours.



Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. Click here for more information on the system of Dana.



Standard:  £20  – This covers our costs
Sponsor:  £25  – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Supported: £12  – For those unable to afford the standard rate

Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.

If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds, providing places are available.



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30 July 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£12.00 – £25.00
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Jamyang Buddhist Centre
43 Renfrew Road,
London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom
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