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DHARMA PUNX: A Memoir

We strive to create hoah safe environment for all who come to practice. Oct 20, Patrick Taylor rated it liked joah Shelves: His dad is a meditation teacher and yet he is a total hot mess for the first twenty years of his life, and there is no analysis of that. Dec 23, Mrs. I think the people who gave this book stars are missing the point and are elitist jerks. I wish I could have read nlah book that the five-star reviewers read, but it just isn’t on these pages.

We must replace the reactive survival instinct of clinging, grasping, and attachment with the wise response of nonclinging, nonattachment, and compassion.

The book starts out in the punk scene of Santa Cruz in the 80’s; being from there Noa found that interesting and enjoyable. Many things in this book left me seething, the worst of which was his stories of traveling with his Australian friend. Dec 24, Socket Klatzker rated it did not like it Shelves: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. I also enjoyed and was even slightly inspired by the transformation that he found with his spirituality.

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Punk rock, too, presents a minefield of internal conflicts, and these don’t get much discussion in the narrative either. Many things in this book left me seething, the worst of which was his stories of traveling with his Australian I read this book because a lot of the kids I work with have mentioned it as a book they enjoyed reading, especially while in prison.

We welcome people from all racial, economic, sexual, social, political and religious backgrounds and believe that the path of awakening is attainable by all and should be available to all.

Son of American Buddhist author Stephen Levine. Suffering is a doorway.

And the author, who is not really a writer, does well to tell us his story without preaching, without any moralization — instead, we are left to judge him and his fascinating story ourselves. 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. I found myself stopping at various dhatma when he was describing his early life levind thinking, “Wow, that’s messed up!

I get it, but at the same time I was a little put off how he and his friends seemed to swap faiths and deities like they were leather jackets.

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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 he really only had a year to live. Both call one to resist the ignorance that leads to unawareness about suffering, about its causes and the ways to resist it. Through our suffering and lack of forgiveness, we tend to do all kinds of unskillful things that hurt others.

As each one of us frees ourselves from clinging to resentments that cause suffering, we relieve our friends, family, and community of the burden of our unhappiness. Preview — Against the Stream by Noah Levine. But it’s a very easy read and deeply fascinating. Is it well written? The freedom of forgiveness often includes a firm boundary and loving distance from those who have harmed us. His father, Stephen Levine is a Buddhist teacher, his parents were divorced and his mother was struggling with being a single mom.

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So, for those who think that there is no hope for reform, you can look at Levine’s story and say that if he could do, so can I. All Quotes Add A Quote. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A couple of birds shat on it, but so far that’s the only action it’s seen. That all said, Noah’s journey is an interesting one, especially if you share his affiliation with the punk rock scene I cannot call what we have today a ‘movement’.

The wisdom and compassion of the Buddha is available to us all, but the journey to freedom is arduous.

In MarchAgainst the Stream released a statement that they were investigating allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Noah Levine. From Wikipedia, the dhxrma encyclopedia. Dec 21, Jason Kolowski rated it did not like it. His reflections on punk also struck me as a bit superficial this time around. Books by Noah Levine. Paperbackpages.