Louis C.K. honors George Carlin—and chokes up.

Via on Sep 5, 2011

This is what real devotion (which has a central place on the Buddhist path) looks like. Seriously. Er, Humorously.

The importance of lineage and mentorship.

Everything I have and have done I owe to this man.

As a writer/performer, one of the best videos I’ve ever watched. Equally relevant if you’re a poet, or a spiritual practitioner (“seriously”: here’s devotion to teacher, lineage).

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Burgeoning comedy legend Louis CK speaks about George Carlin and the momentous inspiration the late comedic icon had on his career. Taken from a tribute to George Carlin at the New York Public Library hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in March 2010, Louis CK becomes emotional describing the specific events and methods of building new material that gave his comedy new direction and fueled his success. More can be found here http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/tribute-george-carlin-hosted-whoopi-goldberg

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Louis C.K. honors George Carlin—and chokes up.”

  1. warriorsaint says:

    Hit the ball out of the park on this one, Waylon. I would only add the importance of throwing out the old ways and then coming back to the truth.

  2. Andrew Gurvey agurvey says:

    George Carlin was truly one of a kind, and one of my all-time favorite comedians. I never knew much about Louis CK, but I can tell you now that I'll give him a second look. Thanks for posting this.

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