Living the Third Step – Men’s Retreat at Graymoor facilitated by John Bruna

We are excited to once again join together in person! We have all found our way through the challenges of the last couple of years, discovering our resiliency, the power of the fellowship, and steps working in our lives. Now it is time to come together, take a breath, heal, laugh, hug, and support each other as we strive to fully live our lives of recovery. 

This year’s retreat will focus on actively living the 3rd step. So much of our struggles, stress, worries, and fears are a result of resisting life as it is or fearing that things won’t turn out the way we want. As we know, this is an exercise in futility and, even though we know better, a well-worn habit that can continue to plague us even in our recovery. In acceptance (living in reality) we find our peace, gratitude, and solutions. While we are not the center of the universe, we are a valuable part of it and can truly enjoy all it has to offer. 

The retreat will include meditation, group discussions, and time for reflection and fellowship. It will begin with dinner on Friday night and end around 11 am on Sunday. Everyone gets a private room and your registration fee covers meals, lodging, and the retreat.

John Bruna, author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life, and the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, has been in continuous recovery since 1984, is a counselor, educator, spiritual teacher, and former Buddhist monk. Currently, he is the spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Foundation and the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program and the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute. John is honored to lead workshops and retreats throughout the USA. 

Watch John’s TEDx Talk

Dates: March 18-20, 2021 – begins with dinner on Friday night and ends around 11 am on Sunday. 

Location: Graymoor Spiritual Life Center (the building on the top), 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524. 

Cost: $350, all-inclusive. It Covers 2 nights, 5 meals, and a private room at the retreat. Registration will close on January 1st or when the retreat is full, whichever comes first. 

*Per Graymoor facility rules, all participants must provide proof of vaccination. 

To Register: To pay securely using a credit card, click here. To pay with a check, contact Bruce at (516) 965-9928. 

Some photos from our 2019 retreat