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Noah Levine

Noah Levine

Noah Levine
is the founder of the Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society with centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. and affiliated groups internationally. He created a process of addiction recovery based on the teachings of the Buddha called Refuge Recovery. He is the author of Dharma Punx and other books.

Kind Awareness: Meditations and Reflections on the Buddhist Path of Awakening

Jan 03 - 08, 2016 Begins in 2 months
with Noah Levine

Using a hybrid of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation techniques, Noah will offer an experience of the teachings and practices of the Buddha. We will learn how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through these revolutionary spiritual teachings of the Buddha. 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.


Work Study - The Heart of Buddhism

Dec 18 - Jan 15, 2017 Begins in 1 year
with Noah Levine & Vinny Ferraro

The Buddha offered a timeless teaching on how to live a life that is sourced from kindness, compassion, and appreciation. These teachings and practices are as applicable today as they were two thousand years ago. We all have the ability to access the innate wisdom and compassion of the heart—all we have do is turn inward through meditation and eventually we will uncover an endless source of happiness.



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