@Ryderjaphy: Best Buddhist Twitter of 2011.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 25, 2011
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Bill Schwartz named Shorty Awards Buddhist tweeter of 2011.

I love Bill.

He loves to start fights with d-bags (and, me), root out bullsh*t, call it how he sees it. Twitter, to him—and I think he’s correct—isn’t some nerd tech geek tool—it’s communication at its most viral and immediate and unstoppable.


I can’t help but think that he thinks of himself fighting an epic battle as an underdog against The Man. Can’t help but think of Russell Crowe and that scene in the Gladiator:

If you don’t already, follow @ryderjaphy on twitter and you’ll see what I mean. He’s a lion.


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 | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “@Ryderjaphy: Best Buddhist Twitter of 2011.”

  1. kfreedain says:

    Love Bill, he definitely calls it like he sees it with the heart of a lion! A good man. 🙂

  2. Dylan says:

    Oh man…I can never find the version where he slams down the sword, spits and walks away. So Beyond Bad Ass. Crowe's Finest Work.



  4. Chia says:

    he's a wanker

  5. elephantjournal says:

    I 75% owe you one on this one..!

  6. TheNeighbourBoy says:

    That's charming Chia. Well done.

  7. JarrodHomer says:


  8. ... says:

    Great teachings, WL & friends