The 16th Karmapa: The Lion’s Roar & other videos of the late, great Tibetan Buddhist teacher.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 8, 2010
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16th Karmapa

When I was a child, a so-called “Dharma Brat,” I knew the 16th Karmapa a little—he was like a sports star in my childhood home, with pictures tacked up everywhere, news of him once in awhile. I called him the Big Man in the Big Hat. For more on the Karmapa, and his charismatic reincarnation, the eco-responsible 17th Karmapa—who may on some level succeed the Dalai Lama when he passes away—click the various words in this paragraph that are linked.

Videos (from the Lion’s Roar and other sources):




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


10 Responses to “The 16th Karmapa: The Lion’s Roar & other videos of the late, great Tibetan Buddhist teacher.”

  1. Gregg says:


    I'm almost done re-edting my feature length film on the Sixteenth Karmapa and will be doing a screening tour this summer. Boulder will be one of my ports of call.

    It's "Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa" and has commentary from ten Rinpoches as well as archival footage of Chogyam Trungpa and Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. The soundtrack is contemporary (Ravenna Michaelsen, Jay Pounders who's earlier band, Crossfire Choir, had been signed with Geffen, beats by Sub Dub and beautiful piano work from Merrell Collins).

    The website is:


    Gregg Eller

  2. Gregg says:

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