Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beyod Belief: A Secular trip throgh AA's 12 Steps October 27 - 29, 2017

This is the view from the Sedona Mago Retreat Center which hosts the Recovery Series of weekend retreats. Back by attendee-demand, Joe C of Rebellion Dogs is hosting an agnostic/secular look at AA's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, October 27 - 29, 2017.

What can you expect? The weekend fee includes registration, meals, accommodation (single or shared). Not included is the flight to PHX (Phoenix Airport). Rent a car if you're going on an extended holiday or catch the Sedona Mago shuttle bus.  The food is mostly vegan fair but there are fish and dairy offerings... lots of coffee and tea, too.

If you're going to explore before or after the retreat, your driving distance from The Grand Canyon or Las Vegas. It's a few more hours to Los Angeles but you can leave in the morning and be there in the afternoon.

Attendees can expect some lectures/prepared material and some workshop activities. We hope to attract a variety of members with a range of worldviews. The idea of our weekend isn't an echo-chamber for those of us who don't hold a theistic view of AA recovery. Anyone, for their own edification or to help with newcomers, ought to find this refreshing approach eye-opening with out throwing stones at more traditional AA-viewpoints.

More Information:

Joe C is the author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life and the host of Rebellion Dogs Radio.
Previous Sedona Retreats have included AA History Loves Symposium 2016 and "An Atheist and a Theologian Go On a 12-Step Call Together" in 2015 with John McAndrew MDiv.

Reach out to Jay Stinnett about Beyond Belief and other retreats:

Retreat director Jay S talks about the 2017 series including a family, The 4th edition of AA History Loves Symposium, meditation and secular AA weekends. S on Facebook talking about Sedona Mago Retreat 2017