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With a rebel “om”

Hannah Guzik: Those who stumble into ZanZilla yoga studio Tuesday night might think a punk rock concert’s about to start. But instead of head-banging to music, the tattooed will sit and quietly meditate.

They’re dharma punx, and they’re making meditation hip for Generation X.

“Unlike most Buddhist groups, where you’re likely to see gray hair and some kind of Indian costume, at these meditations you’re much more likely to see tattoos, piercings, shaved heads and dyed hair,” said Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx: A Memoir. “It’s definitely a modern American youth movement.”

Levine, who started the movement when his…

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Comment from Prajnagupta
Time: June 3, 2013, 2:44 pm

Hi BP
Wanted to read “With a rebel “om”” article but the read more link brings up a site with poor reputation warning – is it dodgy?
love PG x

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: June 3, 2013, 10:12 pm

Hi, Prajnagupta.

The site — the Ventura County Reporter — is a reputable weekly newspaper. I didn’t get any warning when I clicked on the link a moment ago, and nothing untoward happened when I visited…

Metta,
Bodhipaksa

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