A Buddhist teacher at Occupy Wall Street: “Cool Revolution.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 13, 2011
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“We need Cool Heroes.”

Bonus: Waylon Lewis interviews Robert Thurman on Walk the Talk Show.

Cool Revolution: Robert Thurman, Buddhist teacher, Dalai Lama advisor & Uma’s pa, at Occupy Wall Street.

“They are not worthy of your hate. They are luckier now, unluckier in long-run.”

Cool Revolution: sympathy for the Greed-bound.

Sad, inspiring, funny, kind, refreshing, funny: Robert Thurman at Occupy Wall St., via the human megaphone (megaphones and mics aren’t allowed):

“We need a cool revolution.” Buddhist Scholar, and long time personal friend of the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, addressed the crowd at Occupy Wall Street on October 12. Shot by acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, for his upcoming feature doc, “EVOLVE LOVE: Love in a Time of Crisis.” evolvelovelive.com


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 “A Buddhist teacher at Occupy Wall Street: “Cool Revolution.””

  1. Craig says:

    Right on Robert Thurman, and all the 'cool heroes'. ! Let us be precise, intelligent, and strong, and let us not fall into the trap of aggression, as we move forward to a better world for all.

  2. Heard Thurman speak once…he is always amazing. Good stuff. LOVE the "human megaphone" effect! Let's get some cool heroes!

  3. I made a video of the entire talk. The mic on his sweater is mine so the sound is pretty good. You can find it here: http://whatmeditationreallyis.com/index.php/lang-

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  6. SoulJuice says:

    SUPERB talk, and very important we remember all this. THANKYOU …. here's a clip from lee camp which also relates perfectly … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1LFFbMMTsI

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