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As a younger generation punk rocker born in 88 when Levine was just starting to get sober I tried to appreciate all of the things the older generations of punks have gone through. I didn’t have to satisfy every desire that arose in my mind.

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But his focus here really is on recovery: There is room for everyone in our Sangha. I feel like I would relate better to certain aspects of Levine’s story if I were. Why is this never really discussed? Dharma Punx by Noah Levine. Fear does not serve you. I have never been no I went back and forth a lot with this book.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. His father’s meditation instructions opened a door out of the duarma psychological and spiritual prison. While I commend his personal triumphs, the writing and format of Dharma Punx just doesn’t appeal to me as much as I would have hoped.

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I do give Levine credit though for not showing himself as some perfect spiritual being, in contrast to his previous drugged out, destructive self.

He trades drugs for religion, on an endless, restless quest to find himself in whatever mish-mash of spirituality he can put together. It will take a steadfast commitment to truth and, at times, counterinstinctual action.

This is the teaching of karma: This is true in both Eastern and Western religious traditions. Dhatma in a way that feels frightened and deliberate the narrative refuses to broach this difficult topic: Readers will find it written in a style consistent with the “disarming, frank tone” from his first book and, also, free from the typical “Buddhist-speak” found in comparable works; Levine “clearly returns to such central ideas as impermanence and suffering, giving his thinking simplicity and consistency”.

Probably, but he never draws the lines. The mind thinks by itself. I have investigated Buddhism enough to know what these mean to me, but I think it would have been interesting to hear Levine explain how he interprets them and relates them to his life, and for someone not as familiar with Buddhism, I think it would have been helpful.

How do you worship Black Flag and the Clash and manage to avoid discussing politics?! Is it not a teaching of the Dharma to embrace even the painful things in our lives?

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It’s hard to read a memoir when halfway through you decide the author is a dick. View all 5 comments. He points out various flaws in himself that being sober and dedicated to a spiritual life have not necessarily stamped out: Welcome to the official homepage of the book: 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.


You are holier than me. He has written the books Dharma Punx: Whitehead Western philosophy and Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. Though there were some good points to it. Levien blood has been spilled and more people oppressed in the name of religion than for any other reason in history.

One very interesting chapter in his spiritual life is when he takes on his father’s “a year to live” practice–living his life as if ;unx really only had a year to live. A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction. A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries.

In the endI’m glad this book is out there; it will surely continue to help manybut I was kind of underwhelmed. Pleasure never lasts long enough; we can never sustain enough pleasure to satisfy the cravings.

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