Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind
Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor. His newest book is The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha’s Teachings on Kindness, Compassion, and Forgiveness. Trained…
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Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering. That suffering originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. All addictions stem from these roots.
The Buddhist path offers a spiritual and psychological process of transformation that has proven to be an effective treatment for our human addiction to thinking and the suffering we create with the mind. Buddhist meditation is one of the most potent tools there is for recovering our original wholeness, or Buddha nature.
This weekend provides an opportunity to learn and practice several different forms of Buddhist meditation, oriented specifically toward breaking free of old ways of thinking and habitual reactive patterns. People in Twelve-Step recovery programs and those who resist the Twelve-Step approach are especially welcome. Everyone will find a secure inner refuge from addiction and the suffering it causes.
Note Student discounts and scholarships are available for this program. Please call Registration at 800.741.7353 for more information.
- 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More