author of Dharma Punx and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher and counselor. Trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif., he is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Join us as we bring together the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as a way to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions. The leaders represent a wide variety of backgrounds and modalities in this dynamic field. They gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through the journey from addiction to recovery.
Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering. That suffering originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. All addictions stem from these roots.
The Buddhist path offers a spiritual and psychological process of transformation that has proven to be a most effective treatment for our human addiction to thinking and all the suffering we create with the mind. And Buddhist meditation is the most potent tool there is for recovering our original wholeness or Buddha nature.
In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance. - Rumi
Using a hybrid of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation techniques, Noah will offer an experience of the teachings and practices of Buddhism. We will learn how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary spiritual practices of the Buddha. Led by Noah Levine, the workshop explores the way that true spiritual practice is an engagement with life that goes against the norms of our confused society and is therefore an act of rebellion. This ancient path of awakening our own deepest wisdom and compassion is accessible to all who choose it.