Love & Shadow in the Occupy Movement: OCCUPY LOVE.

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Shot on November 6, 2011 at Occupy Vancouver
Shot and edited by Ian MacKenzie. Produced by Ian MacKenzie and Velcro Ripper.
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Centre of Gravity is a thriving community of Yoga and Buddhist practitioners integrating committed formal practice and modern urban life. We offer weekly sits, text studies, yoga practice and dharma talks. Retreats, guest speakers, online courses and audio talks deepen the feel. Each week Michael Stone dishes a talk, often on primary texts by Dogen, Patanjali, and the Buddha, that are collaged with today's headlines and psychological insights to produce an engaged shape shifting dharma, at once historical, personal and political. Notes on these talks by Mike Hoolboom form the heart of this blog. Michael Stone is a yoga teacher and Buddhist teacher. He travels internationally teaching about the intersection of Yoga, Buddhism and mental health. He has written four books with Shambhala Publications on ethics, yoga's subtle body, inner/outer pilgrimmages, and the sometimes uneasy blend of social engagement and Buddhism. Please check out the website at .


3 Responses to “Love & Shadow in the Occupy Movement: OCCUPY LOVE.”

  1. DaveTelf says:

    hooray for kind, caring, well-spoken Canadians!

  2. elephantjournal says:

    > Seven comments on Reddit, where this is on the front page of Politics. One of 'em:

    This video was the small nudge I needed to motivate and drive me toward Vancouver. I feel that I will fit in and have wonderful conversations and beautiful relationships there. Get ready, here I come!

  3. ThanksForThat says:

    This sort of kind, rational, but VERY different language is exactly what strikes fear and anger in the hearts of some types…I want to say conservatives because I grew up around them and they have a very MEAN quality to the way they speak…but honestly there is a culture of anger…and it's really poisonous.