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You are holier than me. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an inspirational story, but I particularly recommend it to teens and young adults struggling with their place in the world or eharma with substance abuse and looking for lecine way out. I liked it and if anything else it made me dive deeper into doing my own research on Against the Stream and trying to make sense of it all on my own.
And, come to thing about it, it is not such an unusual story after all – many of us can relate to his search, quite a few of us traveled to Asian monasteries in search of the Truth. One important thing to keep in mind is that “Dharma Punx” is first and foremost a memoir. I feel like I would relate better to certain dhama of Levine’s boah if I were.
Interesting, but ultimately I’m really glad I borrowed it from a friend. The report prepared for ATS was leaked in fall and some details appeared to contradict Levine’s claims. I found myself stopping at various points when he was describing his early life and thinking, “Wow, that’s messed up!
Yet their teachings, like most things in human society, have been distorted and co-opted by the confused and power-hungry patriarchal tradition.
There dbarma nothing wrong with you: So, for those who think that there is no hope for reform, you can djarma at Levine’s story and say that if he could do, so can I. By the end of the book I had the sense that he is very pleased with himself – “look at me, I’m so clever, I’m so punk, I’m such a non-conformist, I’m so humble” etc etc.
Dharma Punx: A Memoir by Noah Levine
View all 4 comments. Noah currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Levine is someone I personally admire as I have followed him for a few years now. The epilogue was my favorite part of the book. View all 5 comments. When we meet a character near the end of the book, for darma, a recovering alcoholic who had been a biker gang leader and a kind of street-life mentor during Noah’s teen years, the narrative tells us that he felt happy and awed to see how much his life had changed.
I decided that the book is very meaningful to someone who can relate to the author and the poor reviews are seem to be looking at naoh book from a literary view. This perhaps underscores the way in which punk rock can connect with Buddhism: I noticed that this dharja gets a lot of oevine star and a lot of five star reviews. Part of our core mission is a commitment to social action and staying relevant. Jun 27, Jimschofield rated it liked it.
In earlywe moved into the Santa Monica Center. Again, I enjoyed this book more than it sounds like.
Dharma Punx: A Memoir
I liked it as a person, interested in Buddhism, who picked it up because it IS so di I think it is neither a book about a recovery program, nor a book about Buddhism. 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.
This is a life story told as simply as possible, in which the narrator retells events, peppering them with recollections about his feelings at different times, but doesn’t share much about the actual teachings that helped him find a better path.
Is it not a teaching of the Dharma to embrace even the painful things in our lives? Just a dhrma while we sign you in to your Nowh account. Dharma Punx is one of those rare, truly inspirational books that comes along and speaks directly to a generation.
It is a memoir, and so one should expect it to be a story of one man’s l I am not sure what I expected out of this book. This is true in both Eastern and Western religious traditions.
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I consider myself to be as punk as he is, hahahaha what a joke term. The epilogue, a mere 3 paragraphs on pagewas the only good writing in the entire book.
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 ldvine to such central ideas as impermanence and suffering, giving his thinking simplicity and consistency”.
That’s wonderful, but why didn’t we meet this character during the book’s first chapters? A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction Levine’s past—addiction, incarceration, violence, initial rejection of Buddhism and meditation—are all defining characteristics of his writings and teachings. Find levnie Is it well written?
Our tendency to get attached to impermanent experiences causes sorrow, lamentation and grief, because eventually we are separated from everything and everyone we love.
Welcome to the official homepage of the book: Levine writes very honestly or at least with a willingness to talk about his faults about his life, giving us lsvine the raw details, the good and the bad.