Dharma Punx

Dharma Punx
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061850012
ISBN 13: 9780061850011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dharma Punx Book Review:

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.

Dharma Punx

Dharma Punx
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780060008956
ISBN 13: 0060008954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dharma Punx Book Review:

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.

Dharma Punx

Dharma Punx
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780060008956
ISBN 13: 0060008954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dharma Punx Book Review:

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.

Against the Stream

Against the Stream
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061870633
ISBN 13: 9780061870637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Stream Book Review:

Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day—in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too. Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling author Noah Levine guides the reader along a spiritual path that has led to freedom from suffering and has saved lives for 2,500 years. Levine should know. Buddhist meditation saved him from a life of addiction and crime. He went on to counsel and teach countless others the Buddhist way to freedom, and here he shares those life-changing lessons with you. Read and awaken to a new and better life.

The Heart of the Revolution

The Heart of the Revolution
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 0062078925
ISBN 13: 9780062078926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Revolution Book Review:

“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.” Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is the leader of the youth movement for a new American Buddhism. In Heart of the Revolution, he offers a set of reflections, tools, and teachings to help readers unlock their own sense of empathy and compassion. Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, declares Levins to be "in the fore among Young Buddhas of America, a rebel with both a good cause and the noble heart and spiritual awareness to prove it,” saying, “I highly recommend this book to those who want to join us on this joyful path of mindfulness and awakening."

The Dharma Punks

The Dharma Punks
Author: Ant Sang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 9781894994965
ISBN 13: 1894994965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dharma Punks Book Review:

Set over one long night in Auckland New Zealand in 1994, a group of anarchist punks have hatched a plan to sabotage the opening of a multi-national fast-food restaurant by blowing it sky-high come opening day. Chopstick has been given the unenviable task of setting the bomb before the opening, but the night takes the first of many unexpected turns when he is separated from his accomplice. Chance encounters and events from his past conspire against him, forcing Chopstick to deal with more than just the mission at hand. Still reeling after the death of a close friend, and struggling to reconcile his spiritual path with his political actions, Chopstick's journey is a meditation on life, love, friendship and the ghost of Kurt Cobain.

American Dharma

American Dharma
Author: Ann Gleig
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300215800
ISBN 13: 9780300215809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dharma Book Review:

This illuminating account of contemporary American Buddhism shows the remarkable ways the tradition has changed over the past generation The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. In this fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing religious landscape, Ann Gleig illuminates the aspirations and struggles of younger North American Buddhists during a period she identifies as a distinct stage in the assimilation of Buddhism to the West. She observes both the emergence of new innovative forms of deinstitutionalized Buddhism that blur the boundaries between the religious and secular, and a revalorization of traditional elements of Buddhism, such as ethics and community, that were discarded in the modernization process. Based on extensive ethnographic and textual research, the book ranges from mindfulness debates in the Vipassana network to the sex scandals in American Zen, while exploring issues around racial diversity and social justice, the impact of new technologies, and generational differences between baby boomer, Gen X, and millennial teachers.

Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe
Author: Josh Korda
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 1614292825
ISBN 13: 9781614292821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsubscribe Book Review:

A three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Josh Korda left his high-powered advertising job—and a life of drug and alcohol addiction—to find a more satisfying way to live. In Unsubscribe, he shares his three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be. (1) Reprioritize your goals, away from a materialist vocation toward a fulfilling avocation (2) Understand yourself and your emotional needs (3) Connect authentically with others, leading to secure relationships and true community. Revolutionary, compassionate, and filled with wonderfully practical exercises, Josh will help you lead a more authentic, more fulfilling life.

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery
Author: Noah Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 0062123092
ISBN 13: 9780062123091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refuge Recovery Book Review:

Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.

Sit Down and Shut Up

Sit Down and Shut Up
Author: Brad Warner
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 1577317718
ISBN 13: 9781577317715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sit Down and Shut Up Book Review:

In 2003, Brad Warner blew the top off the Buddhist book world with his irreverent autobiography/manifesto, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality. Now in his second book, Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo, by thirteenth-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in plain language, Brad intertwines musings on sex, meditation, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the punk rock ethos. In chapters such as “Evil Is Stupid,” “Kill Your Anger,” and “Enlightenment Is for Sissies,” Brad melds the antiauthoritarianism of punk with that of Zen, mixing in a travelogue of his triumphant return to Ohio to play in a reunion concert of Akron punk bands. For those drawn to Buddhist teachings but scared off by their stiff austerity, Brad writes with a sharp smack of truth, in teachings and stories that cut to the heart of reality.

Indie Spiritualist

Indie Spiritualist
Author: Chris Grosso
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1476747083
ISBN 13: 9781476747088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indie Spiritualist Book Review:

From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today’s generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path. Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance shows what it means to live a truly authentic spiritual life. Set amongst the backdrop of Grosso’s original music (includ­ed for download via QR codes in the text), Indie Spiritualist encourages you to accept yourself just as you are, in all your humanity and imperfect perfection.

Money Sex War Karma

Money  Sex  War  Karma
Author: David R. Loy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-03-10
ISBN 10: 0861719654
ISBN 13: 9780861719655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Sex War Karma Book Review:

What's Wrong with Sex? How to Drive Your Karma Consciousness Commodified The Karma of Food The Three Poisons, Institutionalized Why We Love War These are just some of the chapters in this brilliant book from David R. Loy. In little time, Loy has become one of the most powerful advocates of the Buddhist worldview, explaining like no one else its ability to transform the sociopolitical landscape of the modern world. In this, his most accessible work to date, he offers sharp and even shockingly clear presentations of oft-misunderstood Buddhist staples-the working of karma, the nature of self, the causes of trouble on both the individual and societal levels-and the real reasons behind our collective sense of "never enough," whether it's time, money, sex, security... even war. Loy's "Buddhist Revolution" is nothing less than a radical change in the ways we can approach our lives, our planet, the collective delusions that pervade our language, culture, and even our spirituality.

A Gradual Awakening

A Gradual Awakening
Author: Stephen Levine
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 0307773671
ISBN 13: 9780307773678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gradual Awakening Book Review:

In this intelligent, accessible work, acclaimed poet and meditation teacher Stephen Levine introduces readers to meditation. Filled with practical guidance and advice—as well as extensive personal recollections—A Gradual Awakening explains the value of meditation as a means of attaining awareness, and provides readers with extensive advice on how establish a practice. Drawing on his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation, Levine has crafted an inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music
Author: Christopher Partridge,Marcus Moberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 1474237347
ISBN 13: 9781474237345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music Book Review:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.

Hardcore Zen

Hardcore Zen
Author: Brad Warner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 1614293163
ISBN 13: 9781614293163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardcore Zen Book Review:

Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. This new edition will feature an afterword from the author.

The Dharma of Star Wars

The Dharma of Star Wars
Author: Matthew Bortolin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1614292868
ISBN 13: 9781614292869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dharma of Star Wars Book Review:

The Dharma of Star Wars links George Lucas's beloved classic and the wise words of the Buddha in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Exploring Darth Vader's karma, the dark side within, and the way of the Force, Bortolin presents an inspiring, totally new take on the Star Wars saga--and a fresh interpretation of Buddhist teachings.

There Is No God and He Is Always with You

There Is No God and He Is Always with You
Author: Brad Warner
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN 10: 160868184X
ISBN 13: 9781608681846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Is No God and He Is Always with You Book Review:

Can you be an atheist and still believe in God? Can you be a true believer and still doubt? Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God? Brad Warner was initially interested in Buddhism because he wanted to find God, but Buddhism is usually thought of as godless. In the three decades since Warner began studying Zen, he has grappled with paradoxical questions about God and managed to come up with some answers. In this fascinating search for a way beyond the usual arguments between fundamentalists and skeptics, Warner offers a profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the “ground of all being.”

Punk Rock is My Religion

Punk Rock is My Religion
Author: Francis Stewart
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN 10: 1351725564
ISBN 13: 9781351725569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Punk Rock is My Religion Book Review:

As religion has retreated from its position and role of being the glue that holds society together, something must take its place. Utilising a focused and detailed study of Straight Edge punk (a subset of punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, alcohol and casual sex) Punk Rock is My Religion argues that traditional modes of religious behaviours and affiliations are being rejected in favour of key ideals located within a variety of spaces and experiences, including popular culture. Engaging with questions of identity construction through concepts such as authenticity, community, symbolism and music, this book furthers the debate on what we mean by the concepts of ‘religion’ and ‘secular’. Provocatively exploring the notion of salvation, redemption, forgiveness and faith through a Straight Edge lens, it suggests that while the study of religion as an abstraction is doomed to a simplistic repetition of dominant paradigms, being willing to examine religion as a lived experience reveals the utility of a broader and more nuanced approach.

The Dharma of Fashion

The Dharma of Fashion
Author: Otto von Busch
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780764358944
ISBN 13: 0764358944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dharma of Fashion Book Review:

Our desires for fashion, our addiction to cheap clothes, our fixation on surface looks... can we find ways to make what we wear more positive? Here's a quirky, irreverent way to consider what's a more sustainable way to be with--and still enjoy--fashion. This little book shows that fashion isn't shallow, but connects us to the depths of existence. Especially today, fashion can tell us something about life, and this series of meditations and conversations between fashion "hacktivist" von Busch and Buddhist teacher Josh Korda shows how a Buddhist perspective on fashion can help us engage with clothes in wiser ways. It may seem a Buddhist approach to fashion would be about denying fashion and living an ascetic life in dull robes. However, Buddhism can teach us to be more present and take more pleasure in fashion. With practice and reflection, we can live a wiser life with the consumption of clothes. Includes "action exercises" to help put ideas into practice in your life and closet.

Present Day Spiritualities

Present Day Spiritualities
Author: Elisabeth Hense,Frans Jespers,Peter Nissen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 9004260064
ISBN 13: 9789004260061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Day Spiritualities Book Review:

Ten specialists of the diverging present-day Western spiritualities offer fresh analyses of new cases and theories, e.g. in religious contexts (Buddhism, Christianity), popular use, organizations and enterprises, (alternative) health service, and works of art; the outcome is a theoretical framework.