A Dharma Bums for the new millennium, Dharma Punx is an inspiring coming-of-age story told by Noah Levine, a young man who rebelled against his parents and the spiritual values of the sixties. In a rite of passage with which many will identify, Noah follows a self-destructive path filled with anger, alienation and substance abuse, until he turns toward a life of spiritual practice and service.
From juvenile hall to the Dharma Hall, Noah struggles to find identity, purpose and clarity. This powerful chronicle of a raw Gen X life takes us deeply inside the punk scene and follows Noah as he moves from a lost and damaged place to one of health, service and genuine spiritual growth.
Noah Levine is a former substance abuser, punk and all-round rebel. For the past ten years he has studied with such respected teachers as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer and Sylvia Boorstein. He teaches meditation in juvenile halls and prisons, and is director of the Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation center in Woodacre, CA. The son of author and teacher Stephen Levine, Noah lives in Los Angeles.
“This book is a great success story that shows that violence, negativity and self destruction doesn’t accomplish anything.”
– Mike Ness, lead singer of Social Distortion
–Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart
Pub Date: 05/2004
Size: 7.98h x 5.38w x 0.68d