Is Refuge Recovery still around?
The Refuge Recovery program and movement, as founded by Noah, are not ending. The existing Refuge Recovery non-profit will be dissolved.
When was Refuge Recovery founded?
He founded Against the Stream Meditation Society, which opened its doors in Los Angeles in 2008, and Santa Monica in 2009. Refuge Recovery was birthed in direct response to the clear need for a viable, non-theistic approach to recovery.
Who started Refuge Recovery?
As members of the new Refuge Recovery service board, we feel it is important to discuss our experience with, and our relationship to, Refuge Recovery founder and author Noah Levine. This is important because in the last two years, there has been some controversy and misinformation about Noah.
Where is Noah Levine now?
Over the years, Levine has touched countless lives with his determination to bring Buddha’s message to a younger crowd. But now he has been barred from teaching at many Buddhist centers. He’s also in a lawsuit with Refuge Recovery, the addiction recovery center he founded, over the trademark of the name.
Does Refuge Recovery have 12 steps?
We have found many of our members participate in Refuge Recovery seeking an alternative to 12-step recovery. We also have many members who practice 12-step or other recovery programs in addition to Refuge Recovery.
Where does Noah Levine live?
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Where does Jack Kornfield live?
In 1988, Kornfield founded the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Marin County community of Woodacre, which he still runs. He has a wife, Liana, a psychologist, and a daughter, Caroline, who is on an internship in Cambodia this summer.
Why is Sharon Salzberg?
Sharon Salzberg (born August 5, 1952) is a New York Times bestselling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein….
What does Buddhism say about drugs?
Generally speaking, the vast majority of Buddhists and Buddhist sects denounce and have historically frowned upon the use of any intoxicants by an individual who has taken the five precepts. Most Buddhists view the use and abuse of intoxicants to be a hindrance in the development of an enlightened mind.
What happened with Noah Levine?
In March 2018, Against the Stream released a statement that they were investigating allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Noah Levine. “It is with great regret we announce that we have received reports of sexual misconduct by Noah Levine which require an investigation.
Who was Jack Kornfield first wife?
in clinical psychology from Saybrook Institute, Kornfield has written extensively on the bridge between Eastern and Western psychology. His daughter Caroline is a graduate of Berkeley Law and practices Asylum Law. His ex-wife Liana is an artist and therapist.