“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.”
Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is the leader of the youth movement for a new American Buddhism. In Heart of the Revolution, he offers a set of reflections, tools, and teachings to help readers unlock their own sense of empathy and compassion. Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, declares Levins to be "in the fore among Young Buddhas of America, a rebel with both a good cause and the noble heart and spiritual awareness to prove it,” saying, “I highly recommend this book to those who want to join us on this joyful path of mindfulness and awakening."
About the Author
Noah Levine, M.A., has been using Buddhist practices to recover from addiction since 1988. He is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
“You can feel it in the very sentences - Levine’s earnest drive to share what he’s learned, to bring us along into the open heart of revolution. This is a terrific new take on the old teachings - and I believe him. I want to join.”
— Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
“A passionate and timely appeal to overcome self-centredness through love and compassion, combined with eminently practical meditations to help you do so.”
— Stephen Batchelor, author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
“The Heart of the Revolution is refreshing, relevant and to the point. A great manual for developing love and compassion in these difficult times.”
— Martine Batchelor, Author of Let Go and The Spirit of the Buddha
“It offers a fresh look at mercy, a term not frequently used in Buddhism; includes an extensive commentary on the Metta Sutta; gives the lowdown on personal and romantic love; and explores cosmology and the three personality types according to traditional Buddhist thought.”
— Shambhala Sun