Turning Point: Noah Levine
KOL Describe what you do in 15 words or less.
Noah I teach an American form of Buddhism that incorporates the good stuff from all of the Asian traditions. We are called the Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
KOL Tell us about a turning point in your life.
Noah At 17 years old, I began meditating while incarcerated in a juvenile jail. Before that time, I was a drug addicted criminal; from that time until now, I have been a drug-free meditator. I now practice helping people, rather than hurting them.
KOL What do you love about teaching?
Noah Teaching is an expression of my deep gratitude for the radical transformation that took place in my life as a result of Buddhist practice. I love seeing that same awakening and transformation taking place in others.
KOL What are you passionate about right now?
Noah Creating a non-theistic, Buddhist program of recovery from addictions and alcoholism that can serve people who can't accept the 12-step model.
KOL What do you do in your downtime?
Noah I spend as much time as possible with my wife and daughter. I also enjoy playing Texas Hold ’em.