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Dharma PunxPunker becomes buddhist
Broadcast date: Sunday 7-9-2008 12:00 - 12:30 NPO 2
Repeat: Saturday 13-9-2008 10:00- 10:30 NPO 2
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Noah Levine is a dharma teacher, but if you see him driving around in the streets of Los Angeles in his noisy 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, covered in tattoos, you would never have guessed. Nevertheless, he’s the heart of a young and lively sangha. His teachings go ‘against the grain’ and attract young people who suffer from addiction and live a life of crime. His words are direct, without adornment and they show that meditation can change your life.
Noah should know, because he ended up in a juvenile penitentiary with a serious addiction. He had hit rock bottom when his father, Stephen Levine, called him and gave him a simple meditation instruction: Be present now and always return your attention to your breathing. Noah listened to him and noticed that he had a choice: To follow the fear, or to abandon it. This marked the beginning of a long period of meditation and study, particularly under Jack Kornfield. Levine then wrote ‘Dharma Punx’, a bestseller in which he talks about his life and shows how meditation saved him.
A film by: Jurgen Gude and Jaap Verhoeven
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