Photos: Boulder Vigil for Tibet Earthquake.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 20, 2010
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tibet quake


The Boulder Buddhist community hosts a live-broadcast vigil for The Tibet Quake

We’ve been covering the whole tragic, political and occasionally inspiring (in the way that tragedies so often are) Tibet Earthquake, called the China Earthquake by worldwide media, since it happened only a few days back.

Our columnist Jon Pappas and I have published updates and how to help and photos and the Dalai Lama’s request to visit getting rejected and an article about the politics of what it’s called…so it was a sorry relief, personally, to attend my Buddhist sangha community’s vigil for the Tibet Quake in person last night—a relief to make three-dimensional, in-the-flesh contact with those similarly touched by this quake.

Much of the Tibetan refugee community came out for the event, and much of the Shambhala Buddhist community. Having just come from a big ol’BBQ meet and greet for my visiting-from-Halifax mom at my home, I was an hour late, but my mom herself left her own party an hour early, and so I sat down by her in the historic Shambhala shrine room toward the end.

Here’s a few poor iPhotos I snapped.

After the event at the Boulder Shambhala Center, we walked to the Boulder Courthouse and, wind blowing out our candles (except for mine and a few others who studiously figured out how to keep ’em lit ‘gainst the wind) we listened to speeches, we practiced tonglen, and many of us, particularly our Tibetan friends with friends and family effected directly, cried.



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.


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