​Dharma Punx & Alternative Buddhist Teachings

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Most people probably don’t think that Buddhism and punk rock go hand‐in‐hand.
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.
​Dharma Punx & Alternative Buddhist Teachings
Most people probably don’t think that Buddhism and punk rock go hand‐in‐hand. 

But, Noah Levine isn’t like most people. 

Noah’s harrowing battle with addiction put him on a path to recovery that leaned heavily on Buddhist teachings and Noah’s love of punk rock music. 

During the course of his journey, Noah left behind most of the comforts and trappings of his old life. He came face‐to‐face with contradictions, stared down his own inner demons, and transformed himself into a teacher and healer whose unique take on the Buddhist path inspires thousands of people in global communities.