Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries

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HarperCollins, May 8, 2007 - Religion - 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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At one level this is an introduction to Buddhism suitable for modern Western young people. At another level it is a reflection of the author's perspective and approach. These two levels also get ... Read full review

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This is a biography written in a conversational tone. It is very easy reading and would be quite inspiring to people who had orare struggling with addictions. It is not sugarcoated but rather an honest account of a life redeemed through hard work and a dedication to Buddhist principles. 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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