Noah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, author, counselor and recognized keynote speaker. He has been teaching meditation internationally for over a decade and is one of the key teachers responsible for delivering Buddhism and mindfulness to the West. Noah 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. With over 25 years of experience in the addiction and recovery field, Noah has created a process of addiction recovery based on the teachings of the Buddha called Refuge Recovery. He is the founder of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society–with active centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco and more than 20 affiliated groups across North America. He serves the Board of Directors for the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit that teaches meditation to incarcerated youth.