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Against The Stream

Noah Levine

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Against The Stream

Against The Stream

Noah Levine

6
Followers
62
Plays
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Dharma talks and guided meditations at Against The Stream Meditation Center. Against The Stream is an American Buddhist lineage founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, Heart of the Revolution and Refuge Recovery.

Latest Episodes

Self Forgiveness with Rachael Savage

ESometimes the most difficult person to forgive is ourselves! This session is dedicated to the practice of self-forgiveness.

59 min6 h ago
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Self Forgiveness with Rachael Savage

Fierce Compassion with Jason Murphy

ETurning Toward Our Pain With Compassion Is The Antidote To Suffering

86 min3 d ago
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Fierce Compassion with Jason Murphy

Trustworthy Mind with Noah Levine

EOne of the greatest dilemmas of my own Buddhist practice, is that on one hand it's so clear and obvious that we cannot trust our own minds. I hope you know that. I hope that is totally ******* clear to you. So much so that the Buddha refers to people who don't meditate as “untrained worldlings”. “Untrained” means you haven't trained your mind to see clearly. The Buddha referred to this untrained mind as being like a, “wild monkey / the monkey mind”. A mind that's swinging to the future, the past, judging, comparing and resenting. These are all of the habits and tendencies of the untrained mind: An untrustworthy source of information. On the other hand, the Dharma, Buddhism, teaches that you have to learn to trust your mind; You are fully responsible for your own happiness. And, you have to come to a place where you know for yourself what is true and what is not true. What of your thoughts are trustworthy and what your thoughts are delusional? But of course, the problem with de...

81 min5 d ago
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Trustworthy Mind with Noah Levine

Equanimity = The Wise Response with Rachael Savage

EThe 7th factor of awakening is Equanimity. This is the ability to respond to life rather than react. The less reactive we are, the happier we will be!

62 min6 d ago
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Equanimity = The Wise Response with Rachael Savage

Radical Freedom with Jason Murphy

ESeeing Through Suffering and Understanding the Aspects of Freedom

99 min1 w ago
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Radical Freedom with Jason Murphy

Anatta: Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation with Noah Levine

EWhere is this I? What part of me is clingy, needy, afraid, angry, judgmental, inflated, deflated? Where is this self? The Buddha asks us to unpack what's really going on here. If you want to wake up, you have to see clearly reality. We are not born seeing reality. We’re born in a self-centered delusion, and this mind that creates a self. And the more you meditate and start to unpack it and turn towards what's going on here, inquire, investigate. Who am I? What am I? What part of my experience is self?

90 min1 w ago
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Anatta: Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation with Noah Levine

A Way Out with Jason Murphy

EThe Truth of Suffering and It’s End

84 min2 w ago
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A Way Out with Jason Murphy

Serve the Truth. Defy the Lies. Noah Levine

EThe spiritual revolutionary defies both the internal and external forces of oppression. In America we like to talk about equality and human rights, but this country was founded on violence and oppression. Our forefathers stole this land from the native peoples, waging war on the rightful inhabitants of the continent. The history of slavery and racist oppression toward each newly arriving ethnicity on these shores has left us with a legacy of ignorance. Although some of the outright bigotry has lessened in our recent past, racism is still the substratum of our society’s structure. This is not just an American phenomenon of course; in fact, our classist, sexist, and racist culture is quite similar to the ancient Indian society that the Buddha was born into. Ignorance is not just Western or Eastern; it is human. For the awakened revolution to take root, the pervasive racist structure of society has to be dismantled. This is what the Buddha began to do way back in the day, through nonv...

88 min2 w ago
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Serve the Truth. Defy the Lies. Noah Levine

The Heroes Journey with Jason Murphy

EThis is our story; one of struggle and awakening. How can we use the Buddha’s story as temple for freedom from suffering? 30-minute guided meditation followed by a Dharma talk with Jason Murphy.

87 min3 w ago
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The Heroes Journey with Jason Murphy

Death and Impermanence with Noah Levine

EDeath meditation. Take a moment after your meditation to just reflect on what happened in your own mind and heart. Perhaps some important reminders of amends to make, or forgiveness we need to continue to work on towards ourselves or others. It’s actually even worth taking some notes rather than just thinking, “I'll remember”. Sometimes when you have a meditation like this it's worth actually sitting down and reflecting a little bit. Maybe you hadn't thought of these things in a long time but then when you had 30 minutes to live, it all came rushing back. And maybe you think, “I do want to follow through rather than going back to sleep, rather than going back into denial or avoidance.” 30-minute guided meditation on death followed by a Dharma talk with Noah Levine.

83 min3 w ago
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Death and Impermanence with Noah Levine

Latest Episodes

Self Forgiveness with Rachael Savage

ESometimes the most difficult person to forgive is ourselves! This session is dedicated to the practice of self-forgiveness.

59 min6 h ago
Comments
Self Forgiveness with Rachael Savage

Fierce Compassion with Jason Murphy

ETurning Toward Our Pain With Compassion Is The Antidote To Suffering

86 min3 d ago
Comments
Fierce Compassion with Jason Murphy

Trustworthy Mind with Noah Levine

EOne of the greatest dilemmas of my own Buddhist practice, is that on one hand it's so clear and obvious that we cannot trust our own minds. I hope you know that. I hope that is totally ******* clear to you. So much so that the Buddha refers to people who don't meditate as “untrained worldlings”. “Untrained” means you haven't trained your mind to see clearly. The Buddha referred to this untrained mind as being like a, “wild monkey / the monkey mind”. A mind that's swinging to the future, the past, judging, comparing and resenting. These are all of the habits and tendencies of the untrained mind: An untrustworthy source of information. On the other hand, the Dharma, Buddhism, teaches that you have to learn to trust your mind; You are fully responsible for your own happiness. And, you have to come to a place where you know for yourself what is true and what is not true. What of your thoughts are trustworthy and what your thoughts are delusional? But of course, the problem with de...

81 min5 d ago
Comments
Trustworthy Mind with Noah Levine

Equanimity = The Wise Response with Rachael Savage

EThe 7th factor of awakening is Equanimity. This is the ability to respond to life rather than react. The less reactive we are, the happier we will be!

62 min6 d ago
Comments
Equanimity = The Wise Response with Rachael Savage

Radical Freedom with Jason Murphy

ESeeing Through Suffering and Understanding the Aspects of Freedom

99 min1 w ago
Comments
Radical Freedom with Jason Murphy

Anatta: Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation with Noah Levine

EWhere is this I? What part of me is clingy, needy, afraid, angry, judgmental, inflated, deflated? Where is this self? The Buddha asks us to unpack what's really going on here. If you want to wake up, you have to see clearly reality. We are not born seeing reality. We’re born in a self-centered delusion, and this mind that creates a self. And the more you meditate and start to unpack it and turn towards what's going on here, inquire, investigate. Who am I? What am I? What part of my experience is self?

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Anatta: Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation with Noah Levine

A Way Out with Jason Murphy

EThe Truth of Suffering and It’s End

84 min2 w ago
Comments
A Way Out with Jason Murphy

Serve the Truth. Defy the Lies. Noah Levine

EThe spiritual revolutionary defies both the internal and external forces of oppression. In America we like to talk about equality and human rights, but this country was founded on violence and oppression. Our forefathers stole this land from the native peoples, waging war on the rightful inhabitants of the continent. The history of slavery and racist oppression toward each newly arriving ethnicity on these shores has left us with a legacy of ignorance. Although some of the outright bigotry has lessened in our recent past, racism is still the substratum of our society’s structure. This is not just an American phenomenon of course; in fact, our classist, sexist, and racist culture is quite similar to the ancient Indian society that the Buddha was born into. Ignorance is not just Western or Eastern; it is human. For the awakened revolution to take root, the pervasive racist structure of society has to be dismantled. This is what the Buddha began to do way back in the day, through nonv...

88 min2 w ago
Comments
Serve the Truth. Defy the Lies. Noah Levine

The Heroes Journey with Jason Murphy

EThis is our story; one of struggle and awakening. How can we use the Buddha’s story as temple for freedom from suffering? 30-minute guided meditation followed by a Dharma talk with Jason Murphy.

87 min3 w ago
Comments
The Heroes Journey with Jason Murphy

Death and Impermanence with Noah Levine

EDeath meditation. Take a moment after your meditation to just reflect on what happened in your own mind and heart. Perhaps some important reminders of amends to make, or forgiveness we need to continue to work on towards ourselves or others. It’s actually even worth taking some notes rather than just thinking, “I'll remember”. Sometimes when you have a meditation like this it's worth actually sitting down and reflecting a little bit. Maybe you hadn't thought of these things in a long time but then when you had 30 minutes to live, it all came rushing back. And maybe you think, “I do want to follow through rather than going back to sleep, rather than going back into denial or avoidance.” 30-minute guided meditation on death followed by a Dharma talk with Noah Levine.

83 min3 w ago
Comments
Death and Impermanence with Noah Levine
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