ATS: Noah Levine Update

Dear Sangha,

We are writing with an update about the current situation at Against the Stream. As you know, a few weeks ago ATS received notice of allegations involving our founding teacher Noah Levine. The Board and Teachers’ Council deemed these allegations worthy of investigation and, as is protocol in such cases, Noah was asked to step down from all his teaching duties.

The ATS Grievance Council has convened and collected information relating to the concerns.  We have retained an independent investigator to conduct the investigation and make findings of fact which will be provided to the Grievance Council.  We currently anticipate that the investigative process will be complete in approximately three to four weeks, and a report will be provided by the investigator shortly thereafter.  The Grievance Council will then review the report and make recommendations based on the findings.  This is the information we can share at this time while maintaining the integrity of the investigative process and respecting all involved in the process. We will let you know if anything in this projected time frame changes.

We understand this is a difficult time for all involved and sitting with uncertainty and all the accompanying emotions can be a challenge. We recognize the hurt and confusion that is being felt by many in the community and we are doing our best to be expedient as well as holding safe spaces to practice together.

With gratitude for your patience,

Against the Stream

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