Noah Levine is the latest Buddhist darling, son of bestselling Buddhist author Stephen Levine, and a tattooed punk who returns an edge to the tradition that has moved from the margins to the comfy mainstream. An interview with Levine about his new memoir, Dharma Punx, in Satya, a New York do-gooder mag with spiritual overtones, reveals him as more than a spiritual it-boy. A former punk in practice as well as aesthetics, he spent his youth in and out of detention centers before turning to meditation, which he now teaches to prisoners. But Levine hasn’t gone soft — meditation, he points out, doesn’t do you much good in a prison race riot. “We try to be realistic,” he says. “How can you find what you’re looking for and save face?” Some possible answers.