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Noah has been practicing Buddhism since 1988. He turned to Buddhist meditation practice to recover from addiction and has successfully maintained abstinence. His teachers are mostly westerners who trained in the Theravadan tradition in Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka.
His first book, Dharma Punx was published in 2003 and helped to spread the dharma to his generation.
In 2007 he founded the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. In 2008 he developed and implemented a Buddhist based addiction treatment program called Refuge Recovery, which is now flourishing around the world with hundreds of meetings.
These days Noah is primarily engaged in teaching Dharma in classes, workshops and retreats, training new Dharma teachers and spending time with his two young children.