Dharma Punx

Buddhism gets a weekly punking at the Zen Center

Spirituality is getting punked in Houston. Matt Brownlie — he of local band Bring Back the Guns, formerly The Groceries — recently started a chapter of Dharma Punx, along with friend Brandon Lamson. The style of Buddhism, founded by author and teacher Noah Levine, incorporates elements of punk rock ideology. Brownlie and company received permission from Levine to host their own weekly meditation and discussion group under the banner. “I’m trying to meet other spiritually inclined young people,” Brownlie says. “I don’t know a whole lot of those.” He’s right — one of the hardest things about being young, hip and spiritual is exploring it in social settings. Dharma Punx meets at 11 a.m. Sundays. Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights. For information, call 713-869-1952 or visit www.myspace.com/dharmapunxhtx. Free.
Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Sept. 13. Continues through Dec. 20, 2009
 
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