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Taking Refuge – Becoming a Refuge – Providing a Refuge: Committing to the practices and principles of Awakening.

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

A Daylong Retreat with Noah Levine


We ​are​ ​always​ ​​taking​ ​refuge​ ​in ​​something,​ ​for​ most​ ​it​ ​is ​​seeking​ safety​ ​and​ ​​happiness​ ​in​ ​material things ​and​ ​​sensual ​​pleasures.​ ​Those​ ​of​ ​us​ ​who ​​have​ ​seen ​​the ​truth​ ​that​ ​​our​ ​happiness ​will​ ​​never come​ ​from ​​outside​ ​ourselves​ ​begin ​​to​ ​seek​ ​a​ reliable​ internal​ ​refuge,​ ​​a​ way​ ​of​ ​practice ​​and lifestyle​ ​that​ ​supports​ ​being ​wise​ ​​and​ compassionate.​ ​In​ ​​Buddhism​ ​this​ ​is​ ​called​ ​taking​ ​refuge ​in​ our ​​own​ ​potential​ for​ ​awakening,​ the​ ​​path​ that​ leads​ to​ ​​awakening​ ​and ​the​ ​​community ​​that supports ​us​ ​​on ​​the​ ​path.​ ​Overall,​ this​ ​day​​long​ ​will ​​be ​​focused​ ​on​ these​ ​principles​ ​​and​ ​the​ ​core teachings​ ​of​ ​the ​​Buddha’s​ ​Four​ ​Noble​ ​Truths. 

Open to all.


$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.

Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Register at door.


NOAH LEVINE is the author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution and Refuge Recovery, He is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He has created a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery called Refuge Recovery, that includes peer lead meetings as well as a professional treatment center. He is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco and over 20 affiliated groups around North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats internationally. Noah holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology and lives in Los Angeles.



November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Noah Levine