Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries

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HarperCollins, May 8, 2007 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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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.

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A clear and simple intro to Buddhism. - Goodreads
Excellent introduction to buddhism for beginners. - Goodreads
It is clear, easy to read, and only about 150 pages. - Goodreads
This is an energized introduction to Buddhism. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shelby Snapka - Goodreads

A quick beginner's guide on Buddhism basics. I found it a little too simplified in some areas, and the use of slang was rather awkward... It felt like Levine was trying a little too hard to be hip. Otherwise this was a great intro into everyday applications of Buddhism. Read full review

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User Review  - Mr. Roboto - Goodreads

It was okay. I don't like it when people try to break things down using slang. There were many references to Buddhas "homies," and that felt a little weird to me. (In fact, it was repeatedly ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Noah Levine is the founder of the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with two centers in Los Angeles and over twenty affiliated groups in North America and Europe. He is the author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream. He leads meditation groups and workshops nationally as well as in juvenile halls and prisons. Levine holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and has studied with many well-known and respected teachers in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. Levine lives in Los Angeles.

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