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Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
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Sep 21, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: buddhism, memoir, ebook
Read from July 15 to 16, 2011

Very interesting memoir from a point of view you don't often get -- a recovering addict punk rocker Buddhist. It's a harcore story by a hardcore guy, but it really kept me interested. He did it all, saw it all, and only found peace in the Dharma. Sadly, many of his friends didn't make it out of the tough street and drug life.

It's definitely an inspiring story, and I think important in that it demonstrates not all American Buddhists are crunchy yuppies wearing $100 crystal mala beads and meditating on fancy silk safus. (Although he does seem to have the privilege of making a long term pilgrimage to the East, and how many us can do that?) And Mr. Levine does true Dharma work in populations that really need it.

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“It's easy to hate and point out everything that is wrong with the world; it is the hardest and most important work in one's life to free oneself from the bonds of fear and attachment.”
Noah Levine, Dharma Punx: A Memoir

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