Here’s the second installment of our 2009 interview with meditation teacher, author, and Dharma Punx and Against the Stream founder Noah Levine.
Noah’s no-bull (but friendly) approach — as manifested in his books, in his teachings, and here, in conversation — has helped put meditation on the map for a new generation. And it’s been been well-received by his elders in the Buddhist teaching community, too.
In this Lion’s Roar Audio exclusive (taped back when Lion’s Roar was known as Shambhala Sun), Noah talks about — among other things — the challenges his growing community faces, and the value of working with young people in difficult circumstances. To listen, just click the player:
In the third installment, Noah talks about how he deals with all the attention he gets, and why — despite or because of his surprising self-characterization as a bit of a “conservative” — we might just want to consider creating a more “American” Buddhism.
Thanks for listening.