Dharma Punx

  • by Noah Levine
  • Narrated by Noah Levine
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 has come to embrace the same spiritual tradition as his father, best-selling 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.


What the Critics Say

"This honest, page-turning confession is also a measure of the adaptability and usefulness of the Asian tradition of Buddhism for the young and the restless of contemporary America." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Life Changing

Read the book when it came out years ago. Changed my life. An inspiring listen.
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- lee

A great story of personal evolution

Noah's story on how he got to where is now is, and how he arrived at his understanding of Buddha Dharma, works for me. If this book sounds at all interesting to you, I say get it.
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- D. Garza

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio