Noah Levine

Noah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor. His books include Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, and The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha’s Teachings on Kindness, Compassion, and Forgiveness. Trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, Noah is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with a center in Los Angeles and more than 20 affiliated groups in North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats internationally and holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Noah is the founder and CEO of Refuge Recovery Centers in Los Angeles and serves on the board of directors of the Buddhist Recovery Network.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • The Path of Forgiveness

    I remember the day when I realized I had finally forgiven everyone for everything. It had been a long and often painful process of letting go.

  • The​ ​Path​ ​to​ ​Heartfulness

    As we walk the path of Refuge Recovery, we gradually uncover a loving heart. This is a process of awakening and healing that could be seen as analogous to an archaeological dig.

  • Defy the Lies and Serve the Truth! A Spiritual Revolutionary Manifesto

    Buddhist practitioner, teacher, and author Noah Levine’s approach to spiritual practice is a radical one—he goes straight to the root of our beliefs, our...

  • The Truth About Lying

    Through meditation, wise actions, and self-less service, we learn the tools necessary to be comfortable with the truth.

  • Breaking Free of Our Daily Addictions

    Mindfulness helps break the addiction to the mind by observing our thoughts, cravings, and sensations, allowing them to come and go without judgment.

  • The Ability to Be With What Is

    Forgiveness meditation is not a quick fix or the easy path, but rather a lifelong journey that moves us toward a true sense of freedom with what is.