Dharma Punx

Author : Noah Levine
ISBN : 9780061850011
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Against The Stream

Author : Noah Levine
ISBN : 9780061870637
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

The Heart Of The Revolution

Author : Noah Levine
ISBN : 9780062078926
Genre : Religion
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“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."
Category: Religion

Refuge Recovery

Author : Noah Levine
ISBN : 9780062123091
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

The Dharma Of Star Wars

Author : Matthew Bortolin
ISBN : 9781614292869
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 25.44 MB
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Dharma Punks

Author : Ant Sang
ISBN : 1894994965
Genre :
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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.
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Sit Down And Shut Up

Author : Brad Warner
ISBN : 1577317718
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.23 MB
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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.
Category: Religion

Clinical Dharma

Author : Dr Stephen Dansiger
ISBN : 0692756523
Genre :
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Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers is the result of Dr. Steve's over 25 years experience with Buddhist mindfulness practice and as many years as an educator and a therapist. In that time he has seen how so many of his colleagues in the helping professions (and fellow avocational helpers) suffer above and beyond what is tolerable, consequently burning out in one way or another. Clinical Dharma provides an answer to this dilemma: Develop your own practice, and then continue your work as a helper from the foundation of the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path of the Buddha. This book takes you through all 4 Noble Truths and all the factors of the Eight Fold Path to introduce the beginner and enhance the understanding of those with experience in developing a Buddhist mindfulness practice that allows for a more sustainable life in the helping and healing professions. Those who are avocational caregivers will also benefit from the same information and practice. Clinical Dharma can provide a path to a wide variety of helpers -- therapists, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, social justice workers, non-profit administrators, sponsors in 12 step programs, massage therapists, educators, podcast hosts -- anyone engaged in the framework of helping and/or healing. "Dr. Stephen Dansiger's work with Clinical Dharma is exactly what the helping professions need: A practical, non-pretentious volume on the heart and soul of Buddhist teaching delivered in a manner that is relevant to the modern times. Stephen is the ideal person to take up this mantle. With a strong background in Buddhist practice and a cutting-edge, trauma-focused understanding of clinical life, Steve shares with you a practical guide for embarking on mindfulness-infused practice. If you are a long-time practitioner, you will gain refreshed insight on how to deepen your practice and be more effective at sharing it with others in your work, your community, and in your life." --Jamie Marich, Ph.D., author of Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation and several other books on trauma and addiction; Founder, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness "A roadmap to alleviate suffering? Yes, please! Thank you Dr. Dansiger for giving us a clear and non dogmatic approach to a better understanding of our humanity, patterns and habits." - Nina Siemaszko, ERYT-500, Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor "Dr. Dansiger took his love of the Dharma and his passion for psychotherapy and the world of mental health, and created an amazing read -- not only for clinicians, but for all." - Dr. Josh Lichtman, Board Certified Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Refuge Recovery Centers, Clinical Instructor, UCLA School of Medicine
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Indie Spiritualist

Author : Chris Grosso
ISBN : 9781476747088
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 53.96 MB
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Misadventures Of A Garden State Yogi

Author : Brian Leaf
ISBN : 9781608681372
Genre : Health & Fitness
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As a college freshman business major suffering from a variety of anxiety-related maladies, Brian Leaf stumbled into an elective: yoga. It was 1989. All his classmates were female. And men did not yet generally “cry, hug, or do yoga.” But yoga soothed and calmed Leaf as nothing else had. As his hilarious and wise tale shows, Leaf embarked on a quest for health and happiness — visiting yoga studios around the country and consulting Ayurvedic physicians, swamis, and even (accidentally) a prostitute. Twenty-one years later, he teaches yoga and meditation and is the beloved founder of a holistic tutoring center that helps students whose ailments he once shared.
Category: Health & Fitness