Noah Levine

In his teenage years he was part of the rebellious youths who listened to punk rock, and experimented with drugs and alcohol. In prison he came to a realization that his destructive protests to society weren’t going to get him anywhere. He looked for an alternative to release his anger and suffering. Although at first put off from meditation, thinking that it was only a new age hippy thing to do, he gave it a try and discovered that it calmed his anger and awakened his inner compassion.

He is now a Buddhist teacher, author of the books “Dharma Punx” and “Against the Stream”, and has a masters in counseling psychology from CIIS . He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and also mindfulness to groups in juvenile halls and prisons.