Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor.
He is creator of Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery. Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction.
Utilizing Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process, Refuge Recovery includes peer-lead meetings worldwide, an annual conference, and the option of accessing the professional support and treatment of the Refuge Recovery Centers.
Noah is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, and more than 20 affiliated groups across North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and lives in Los Angeles.