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Dave Smith

Buddhist teacher, addiction treatment specialist

Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist trained to teach by Noah Levine, founder of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has also received training in Buddhist psychology from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

As a longtime Buddhist practitioner and recovering addict, he has been working closely with recovering addicts for the past six years, during which time he operated intensive programs and trainings as the local director for the Mind Body Awareness Project.

Dave has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers, and addiction treatment facilities. He is the guiding teacher and program director of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches over 300 meditation classes and workshops a year.

He provides direct services for mental health agencies and public libraries, and speaks regularly at addiction and behavioral health conferences.

Upcoming Programs

An Awakened and Meaningful Life

March 3 - 8, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Mindfulness has become a buzzword—an internationally popularized tool for self-improvement. But without a specific focus or aim, this practice can be misleading. How do you bypass the hype to cultivate an enduring and purposeful practice? In this 5-day workshop, experienced Buddhist teachers Dave Smith and George Haas show you how best to utilize mindfulness for...

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Previous Programs

Going Against the Stream

October 8 - 13, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

The practice of mindfulness has exploded across the global landscape as a tool for stress reduction and self-improvement. Despite the current trends and hype, mindfulness practice can be misleading if it doesn’t have a specific focus or aim. When mindfulness is utilized for the development of emotional and social intelligence, the quality of our lives...