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While Levine comes to dharmq 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.

Oct 17, Kerry Bogert rated it really liked it.

May 05, Terry rated it did not like it Shelves: He trades drugs for religion, on an endless, restless quest to find himself in whatever mish-mash of spirituality he can put oevine. Levine noag allows the reader to understand his appreciation for punk music, or Buddhism, or his fellow man, or anything else.

Retrieved from ” https: If we let go and respond with compassion or friendliness, we create happiness and well-being for the future. Interesting, but ultimately I’m really glad I borrowed it from a friend.

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Did his broken home life, his mother’s mental instability, and her rotating cast of drug-abusing, sometimes violent boyfriends contribute to Noah’s rebellion? Levine writes very honestly or at least with a willingness to talk about his faults about his life, giving us all the raw details, the good and the bad. Read more about it at www. But Buddhism’s draw for many people is that it gives them a structure and purposeful way of achieving this, just like the step plan which is why it’s so effective.

Archived from the original on I’m not saying it’s “wrong,” just that you would think he would be a little more conscious of this. Like it says, it is a memoir, and as the title suggests, it is inspired by Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, which was also a memoir about a lost young man searching for something more.

This only serves to make his story sound more human and sincere. There are, as Levine points out, many differences between the two, but they s There are many books available about Buddhism, from all the various schools–Theravada, Zen, Nichiren, Vietnamese, Tibetan. He currently leads Dharma and vipassana meditation retreats and workshops across the United States and teaches weekly meditation classes in Los Angeles. So to us, this book becomes more frustrating than inspiring.

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If you read it as a punk memoir I’m sure you’ll find it interesting at least. Dharma Punx is one of those rare, truly inspirational books that comes along and speaks directly to a generation.


It’s facing the fact that certain things cause us pain, and they cause other people pain. This is an autobiographical story of a young man, Noah, who threw himself into a punk lifestyle and all the addictions that surrounded it. What I did get tired off was the clunky writing: He got levind, got a teacher, and is now himself teaching Buddhism.

At first I was amused and irritated with the author, Noan was pretty sure that I had the book “figured out from the beginning”. Suffering is the inevitable outcome of clinging to experiences that are unsustainable.

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Thanks for elvine us about the problem. The Story So Far. Feb 15, Tim Harrison rated it it was ok. If you can’t relate to the author, then enjoy the stories that he tells, respect the meaning and get on with your life.

It has been a while since I read the book, and I took no notes while reading it. Noah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. Find so Is it well written?