Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. He is empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and has received training in Buddhist psychology from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS). He is the founder of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches residential retreats, meditation classes, provides mentoring, training and workshops in both secular and Buddhist contexts. He provides consulting for mental health agencies, non-profit organizations, and speaks nationally at Addiction and Behavioral Health conferences. Dave lives in Paonia Colorado.