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Dave Smith

Buddhist teacher, addiction treatment specialist

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.

Previous Programs

Going Against the Stream

October 8-13, 2017
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

True spiritual practice is an act of rebellion—a radical engagement with life that goes against the stream of the confusion of this world....