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The Buddhist Path to Freedom

Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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

Join Noah Levine, renowned author of Dharma Punx and founder of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, for an insight meditation retreat that draws on the teachings and practices of early Buddhism.

Noah’s instructions will be based upon the four foundations of mindfulness in combination with exercises in loving-kindness and compassion.

You will focus attention on your breath, body, heart, and mind and learn:

  • A hybrid of mindfulness and loving-kindness practices
  • How to develop a greater sense of care for yourself and the world
  • To ease and alleviate your suffering
  • The path of awakening your deepest wisdom and compassion.

During this largely silent retreat, we will begin to see addictions and attachments as cravings in the mind and body. Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, interviews, and some group process.

These practices will guide you to a path of meditative awareness and become tools to take home for experiencing more ease and freedom in your life.

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Noah Levine, MA

July 21 - 23, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$ 300  Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

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

Join Noah Levine, renowned author of Dharma Punx and founder of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, for an insight meditation retreat that draws on the teachings and practices of early Buddhism.

Noah’s instructions will be based upon the four foundations of mindfulness in combination with exercises in loving-kindness and compassion.

You will focus attention on your breath, body, heart, and mind and learn:

  • A hybrid of mindfulness and loving-kindness practices
  • How to develop a greater sense of care for yourself and the world
  • To ease and alleviate your suffering
  • The path of awakening your deepest wisdom and compassion.

During this largely silent retreat, we will begin to see addictions and attachments as cravings in the mind and body. Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, interviews, and some group process.

These practices will guide you to a path of meditative awareness and become tools to take home for experiencing more ease and freedom in your life.

Faculty Bio

Noah Levine, MA

Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor.

He is creator of Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery. Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction.

Utilizing Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process, Refuge Recovery includes peer-lead meetings worldwide, an annual conference, and the option of accessing the professional support and treatment of the Refuge Recovery Centers.

Noah is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, and more than 20 affiliated groups across North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, holds a master‰’s degree in counseling psychology, and lives in Los Angeles.

Why Attend

  • Learn powerful tools to break the habit of being attached to thoughts that lead to suffering, addiction, and cravings.

  • Strengthen your resilience during this silent meditation retreat, lead by Noah Levine—known across the country for his dedication to alleviating suffering through his books, meditation society, recovery program, and workshops.

  • Bring peacefulness into your heart and your relationships with ancient Buddhist practices for cultivating loving-kindness and compassion.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

     

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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