Buddhism for a New Generation
Meet the 17th Karmapa, and several other members of Buddhism's next generation; they're bringing new issues, styles, and passions to their spiritual practice.
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"For positive change to take place in this world," says Dharma Punx founder Noah Levine, "our spiritual practice has to be so much
more than just getting our ass on the meditation cushion for some part
of each day."
A three-part interview with the founder of the Dharma Punx and Against the Stream movements.
He loves art, music, and computers
and has written several songs. At age twenty-four, he is deeply
concerned about people his age and the world they are inheriting. As Barry Boyce tells us, this young man's
views will help define Buddhism in the 21st century.
Listen to three complete tracks from the 2010 CD Dhamma Gita: Music of Young Practitioners Inspired by the Dhamma.
There are two sides to singer-songwriter
Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls: the “just sitting” meditator and
the crazed composer. What side wins when they duke it out?
Meet activist Heidiminx.
time for Baby Boomers to stop feeling so down on themselves -- they've accomplished a
lot. But there are still battles to be fought. Gen-Xer Rod Meade
Sperry gives the boomers a talking-to.
clever, witty, weird and POSITIVE, the Beastie Boys are one of the
world's biggest alternative bands. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch brought
Tibetan music and Buddhist philosophy to their classic album, Ill
Communication. He talks to The Shambhala Sun about hip-hop, hardcore,
helping people, and "gettin' stupid."
It's mindfulness versus Megadeth when Ian Prattis visits his art school son. Will hope triumph over heroin?
"When I opened the red leather diary, I had no idea of the world that
was about to unfold before me and change the course of my life and that
of ninety-year-old Florence Wolfson Howitt."
Elephant Journal publisher Waylon Lewis takes us into the world of young Buddhists.
A triple-review of books by Ethan Nichtern, Brad Warner, and Noah Levine.
Alexis Shotwell reviews The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists, by Sumi Loundon.
Patton Dodd reviews After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion.