Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
A Memoir

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Fueled by the music of revolution, anger, fear, and despair, we dyed our hair or shaved our heads ... Eating acid like it was candy and chasing speed with cheap vodka, smoking truckloads of weed, all in a vain attempt to get numb and stay numb.

This is the story of a young man and a generation of angry youths who rebelled against their parents and the unfulfilled promise of the sixties. As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.

While Levine comes to embrace the same spiritual tradition as his father, bestselling author Stephen Levine, he finds his most authentic expression in connecting the seemingly opposed worlds of punk and Buddhism. As Noah Levine delved deeper into Buddhism, he chose not to reject the punk scene, instead integrating the two worlds as a catalyst for transformation. Ultimately, this is an inspiring story about maturing, and how a hostile and lost generation is finally finding its footing. This provocative report takes us deep inside the punk scene and moves from anger, rebellion, and self-destruction, to health, service to others, and genuine spiritual growth.

 

About Noah Levine

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Noah Levine is the founder of the Against the Stream Bud Noah Levine is the founder of the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with two centers in Los Angeles andhist Meditation Society, with two centers in Los Angeles and over twenty affiliated groups in North America and Europe.d over twenty affiliated groups in North America and Europe. He is the author of the national bestseller "Dharma Punx" a He is the author of the national bestseller "Dharma Punx" and "Against the Stream". He leads meditation groups and worknd "Against the Stream". He leads meditation groups and workshops nationally as well as in juvenile halls and prisons. Lshops nationally as well as in juvenile halls and prisons. Levine holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and hevine holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and has studied with many well-known and respected teachers in boas studied with many well-known and respected teachers in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. Levine lives in Loth the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. Levine lives in Los Angeles. s Angeles.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author gets a degree, enters graduate school, and teaches mindful meditation at the very facility where he was once held as a teenager, providing a neat wrap-up to a very rambling story.

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Like father, like son: Levine, son of Buddhist teacher and author Stephen Levine, updates his father's path to enlightenment in this engaging memoir.

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