Taking Refuge – Committing to the Practices and Principles of Awakening

A Daylong with Noah Levine 

July 9, 2016

10am – 5pm

Santa Monica 


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. In this day retreat, participants will learn the core teachings of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, will be guided in meditation practices and will have the opportunity to formally commit or recommit to the path of Awakening.

COST: Sliding Scale: $35 – $75, 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.

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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 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.

This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.