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​Against the Stream: Finding Your Path & Your Purpose

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: While there are many tools and resources available to people fighting addiction, there are also many gaps and missing pieces in treatment programs.
Air Date: 2/19/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: ​Noah Levine, MA
NoahLevine-min 1Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor who has been using Buddhist practices in his own addiction recovery since 1988. 

As an addiction recovery counselor recognized and respected for his philosophical alignment with both Buddhism and Psychology, Noah identifies his beliefs and practices with both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. 

He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from CIIS and was trained as a Buddhist teacher by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Noah is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with two centers Los Angeles, one in San Francisco and affiliated with more than 20 groups across North America. 

He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats across the globe, is a highly coveted platform speaker, and is a co‐founder of the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non‐profit that teaches meditation to incarcerated youth.
​Against the Stream: Finding Your Path & Your Purpose
While there are many tools and resources available to people fighting addiction, there are just as many gaps and missing pieces in treatment programs. 

Noah Levine not only has a firsthand understanding of these gaps, but has dedicated his life to filling them for other people. 

Noah joins host Erica Spiegelman to discuss how his own journey made him see that there was a big gap in the use of mindfulness and meditation in recovery. 

He shares his inspiring story and how he traveled “against the stream” to create meditation groups and meetings so that others in recovery could call upon these important resources while traveling their own recovery journeys.