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.
Using a hybrid of meditation and loving-kindness meditation techniques, Noah and Vinny 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 the revolutionary spiritual practices 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 to our own deepest wisdom and compassion is accessible to all who choose it.