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.