Dave Smith, founder and guiding teacher at Against the Stream Nashville, will be offering this Refuge Recovery workshop. Please see details below!
When: May 7th
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Against the Stream Nashville – 3816 Charlotte Ave
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction treatment program
that utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the cornerstone of the program.
Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths,
emphasis is placed on both wisdom and compassion as a means for
overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with substance
abuse greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering
that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain
they have experienced.
During this workshop Dave will outline how Buddhist practices are
carefully combined and fully utilized within the Refuge Recovery
Program created by Buddhist teacher Noah Levine. There will be
detailed Buddhist teachings, guided mindfulness and compassion
meditations and interactive group process.
If you’d like to reserve a space, please pre-register here:
Feel free to come the day of the event if you are unable to register.
No one will be turned away from any ATS event due to lack of funds.
Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment
specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. He is trained
to teach Buddhist meditation by Noah Levine. Dave is the guiding
teacher and program director of the Against the Stream Nashville
Meditation Center and teaches over 300 meditation classes and
workshops a year. He provides direct services for mental health
agencies, public libraries, and speaks nationally at Addiction and
Behavioral Health conferences. Dave recently relocated to Los Angeles
to work full time for Refuge Recovery Centers.