Now he can add a subset of fans who, like Noah, are in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Keen on the idea of a twelve step programme but not its god-centred rhetoric, Noah put has together an alternative – Refuge Recovery.
Firmly grounded in the Buddha’s four tasks and eightfold path, Refuge draws on the best of Buddhism and Alcoholics Anonymous. In his newest book, Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction, Noah sets out the programme’s principles and practices, which emphasise meditation and self-awareness.
Noah Levine recently spoke with Tricycle contributing editor Joan Duncan Oliver. Read their discussion here and you can read an excerpt from his new book on the Huffington Post.