Sakyong Mipham: Want to Help the World? Here’s how. {WAYLON}

Via on Aug 2, 2013

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis

One Take: In the Moment with Sakyong Mipham.

Waylon sits down at the home of Sakyong Mipham, a leading Buddhist teacher, to discuss his “Shambhala Principle”—a new book that shows us how simple it is to save the world from ourselves, by re-rooting ourselves in our fundamental goodness and acting mindfully from that powerful place of love.

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5 Responses to “Sakyong Mipham: Want to Help the World? Here’s how. {WAYLON}”

  1. carissa says:

    "sitting with yourself, even for a few minutes, shows respect for yourself…" brings tears to my eyes…truth. Plus, watching two guys laugh and meditate is kinda beautiful. And, now I'm curious to know if there is a Tibetan Ikebana-like tradition! Thanks.

    • elephantjournal says:

      Tibetan Ikebana? Explain? There is Ikebana itself, which is great!

      • fluxustulip says:

        You are right. Ikebana is Ikebana. I was curious if there was a Tibetan tradition that is similar. I have not found any info on this. I did learn that Chögyam Trungpa studied Ikebana. Which is neat. I kept looking at the flower arrangement between you two in this video….that's all.

  2. Lulu Strongheart says:

    Waylon-I'm also a student of Sakyong Mipham and I'm so happy that you posted this video.
    In the beginning of the interview you say that Elephant Journal's mission is to spread the message of basic goodness and meditation. However, I have to tell you that I finally had to "de-friend" EJ on FB because every other post was about sex, dysfunctional relationships, (more sex) and image. I believe you have a big vision-but is it really necessary to add to the noise in order to move towards that vision? Sometimes it seems like the real goal of EJ is to get more likes on FB and more views per article-no matter what the content. What get's lost? If I was someone new to meditation and the teachings on basic goodness-I would have a hard time finding that message in your journal. I hope there are more posts like this one with Sakyong Mipham.
    That said, I think you're awesome and that this post comes across as honest feedback from a fellow student. And I hope you get this msg. I couldn't find your e-mail anywhere on the website.
    Yours in basic goodness, Lulu Strongheart

    • elephantjournal says:

      Thanks! Frankly, if you look at the last 1000 articles on elephant, you'd be hard-pressed to find 25 that are overly sexual. Sex is part of life. There are, admittedly, many about relationships. I personally can't stand all the "Top 10 Ways to be Happy," but that's what folks want, we're reader-created, and hopefully those blogs are about more than mere positivity.

      As Lady Diana told me when I interviewed her a few years back and was complaining (intelligently, I hope) about something, she said, well, fix it, step up, get involved, who's stopping you?

      Our readers are our writers: http://www.elephantjournal.com/submit ;)

      Yours in the Vision,

      Waylon

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