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Refuge Recovery and Feeding Your Demons

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 18, 2018

A Weekend with Noah Levine and Lopön Chandra Easton

This is a unique opportunity to practice and learn two of the best known western Buddhist methods for working
with challenges in our lives: Refuge Recovery and Feeding Your Demons®. These methods are effective with
addiction, eating disorders, grief, relationship issues, financial fears, or depression. The Buddhist path for treating
addiction is one of developing a friendship with the ‘problem’ through wisdom and compassion, which is done
through the practices of meditation, renunciation and wise actions such as service, making amends, forgiveness
and generosity. Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process for meeting and nurturing the needs that lie beneath
our so-called ‘demons.’ It has proven to be highly effective with addiction, PTSD, anxiety, and other emotional
issues. Buddhism offers a non-theistic spiritual path, perfect for the discerning agnostic/atheist addict. Refuge
Recovery is a program that can be worked in conjunction with or as an alternative to the Twelve Step Programs.

This event is intended and designed to be done as a whole weekend. If you are only able to attend one day, you may register for Saturday only. Sunday only is not an option as you would miss the entire first half and would be coming into the space not with the rest of the group.

COST: Sliding Scale: $85 – $175, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.

Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdrön
and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga for 16 years and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A
Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection. She is currently on the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating
committee, through which she teaches and organizes events in the Bay Area. Visit and to learn more.

Noah Levine is the founder of the “Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society” with centers in Los Angeles
and San Francisco and over 20 affiliated groups in North America and Europe. He teaches meditation groups, gives
workshops and leads retreats internationally. Noah has created a process of addiction recovery based on the
teachings of the Buddha called Refuge Recovery. He is the author of “Dharma Punx”, “Against the Stream”, “Heart
of the Revolution” and “Refuge Recovery”.


February 17
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Monica Center
1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica,CA90401United States