January 14 | Author Noah Levine

January 14 | Author Noah Levine

Integration of Buddhist Principles into Psychotherapy and Addiction Recovery

Author Noah Levine

Morning Workshop in Pacific Grove, CA

  • Sunday,  January 14, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • $30

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950


 

NOAH LEVINE BIO

BIO | AUTHOR, COUNSELOR, and PRACTITIONER NOAH LEVINE

Author and Practitioner
Noah Levine (born 1971) is an American Buddhist teacher and the author of the books "Dharma Punx: A Memoir" (2004), "Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries" (2007), "The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha’s Radical Teachings on Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness" (2011), and "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction" (2014).

As a counselor known for his philosophical alignment with Buddhism and punk ideology, he identifies his Buddhist beliefs and practices with both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. He holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from CIIS.

History
Levine is the son of American Buddhist author Stephen Levine, and received teacher training from Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He also lists the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, and Sylvia Boorstein as his teachers.

As a youth, Levine was incarcerated several times. His first book, Dharma Punx, details teenage years filled with drugs, violence, and multiple suicide attempts—choices fuelled by disillusionment with American mainstream culture. His substance abuse started early in life; at age six, he began smoking marijuana and finally ended in a padded detoxification cell in juvenile prison 11 years later. It was in this cell where he hit "an emotional rock bottom" and began his Vipassana practice "out of a place of extreme drug addiction and violence." While incarcerated, he saw for the first time how the practice his father taught him gave him the tools to relieve the fear and uncertainty that pervaded his life.

Career
He currently leads Dharma and Vipassana meditation retreats and workshops across the United States and teaches weekly meditation classes in Los Angeles. A member of the Prison Dharma Network, Levine works with juvenile and adult prison inmates, combining meditation techniques with psychotherapy. He explores how they can have a deeper understanding of what has happened and what they need to do in order to be free, on many levels—free from prison, free from the trauma of the past.

Noah has helped found several groups and projects including the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youths, and Refuge Recovery, an addiction recovery community.

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 Teaching Format

Lecture

Target Audience

Psychotherapists, Practitioners and Educators, Seekers and Addicts

Speaker

Noah Levine

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CEUs

Course meets the qualification for 4.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


Cost: $30 | CEUs included


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MORNING WORKSHOP with NOAH LEVINE | SUN JAN 14 2018

INTEGRATION OF BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES INTO PSYCHOTHERAPY and ADDICTION RECOVERY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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