Dharma Punx - Noah Levine

Dharma Punx

By Noah Levine

  • Publication Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
5 Score: 5 (From 36 Ratings)

Book Overview

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.

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Users Reviews

  • 🙏

    By Juicebox312
    I absolutely love this book. It's so inspirational. Read it, I'm sure it will change your perception on life even if you're not religious.
  • Darma Punx

    By -=K=-
    A client left this book in my salon. Called and said she would pick it up in couple days. I picked it up read a couple pages. And before I knew it I was hooked. I read it completely in couple of days. And bought it. I have given it to others to read. A great book of the journey of a young Gutter Punk. To enlightenment. And a path to friendships. Just read it. It's worth the time.
  • Inspiring

    By est 83
    Impeccable. Real life experiences and motivating. Noah's story has touched many lives including mine.
  • :)

    By D punx
    One of the best books ever. Easy read