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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Oct 10, 2019. 13 comments

The Queasy Power of Shamelessness

The Queasy Power of Shamelessness

Noah Levine, the influential punk rock Buddhist teacher whose meditation society, Against the Stream, collapsed after he was accused of sexual misconduct , never spoke to me for two stories I wrote about the allegations against him , despite my best efforts to contact him. But he did sit down this summer with Los Angeles magazine, for an interview published in July. In it, he indicated that...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Oct 31, 2018. 10 comments

Leaked Internal Report: Famous Buddhist Leader Noah Levine Was Accused of Rape and Assault 

Leaked Internal Report: Famous Buddhist Leader Noah Levine Was Accused of Rape and Assault 

In mid-August, Jezebel wrote about the murky sexual abuse allegations surrounding Noah Levine , an influential Buddhist teacher based in Los Angeles. In the time since our story was published, the meditation society that Levine founded has dissolved under the weight of those allegations and the community he was at the center of has scattered, bitterly divided. Even so, the situation remained...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Aug 16, 2018. 16 comments

A Murky Scandal Involving a Powerful Punk Rock Dharma Teacher Is Dividing a Major Buddhist Community

A Murky Scandal Involving a Powerful Punk Rock Dharma Teacher Is Dividing a Major Buddhist Community

On July 16, in the middle of a dharma talk in Venice, California—the kind of talk he’s been giving for decades, first across the country and then the world—Buddhist teacher Noah Levine’s mind was on revenge.

“I did a sweat lodge last night with a couple friends,” Levine, 47, told the room in response to a question from a participant, one of the several dozens who had gathered to sit in...

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