Stephen Colbert interviews fake guru Kumaré: “So, did you get crazy tail?”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 24, 2012
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Stephen Colbert interviews false prophet Kumaré:

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for more—our editor Waylon Lewis, along with Diane Ferraro, Jessica Durivage and Seane Corn—was on a panel at SXSW with Vikram Gandhi (Kumare’s ordinary, everyday, New Jersey Indian-American manifestation):


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.


4 Responses to “Stephen Colbert interviews fake guru Kumaré: “So, did you get crazy tail?””

  1. So very proud of this community, so very honored to be a part of this incredible crew. Our moments from SXSW were incredible, and the current manifestations of all our hard work are remarkable to witness. Go, Vikram baby, Go!!! And that goes for you too, Way, Seane and Jess!

  2. elephantjournal says:

    DeLuca Haha how clever and so not funny. Aren't we all just so much better than everyone else. This is devious cruelty, preying on vulnerable people. At least Borat was transparently taking the piss. No comparison here. A sad day for Elephant…may need to cancel my subscription. Hunh. I thought it was great—but if you only want to read media you always agree with, feel free to leave. It's our loss. His mirror teaching pointed out, and exposed theism. There's a long line of spiritual teachers who "insult our ego," often with humor.

    Also, not sure what you mean about Borat. Sacha Baron Cohen—when playing Bruno (in TV series), Borat or Ali G—was almost always punking his victims/subjects. Sometimes, they got wise to it—but often, he was exposing their ignorance, etc. Sometimes, it could be painful to watch. By comparison, how Kumare related to his students, and even his own unveiling—was gentle. Was it painful, at the end, for some, most or all? Probably. But it's a powerful spiritual lesson, and knowing Vikram a bit, I see no ill will in him. ~ Waylon

  3. ann says:

    won't say it's not heavy – but on the subject of mr. baron-cohen, his films have made me cringe a LOT – still wouldn't miss one for the world. am intrigued as all get-out…the part of me that wants to be defensive and hurt about this film quieted down a whole lot once i read into his "method" of serving as a mirror for his students…here's hoping it doesn't disappoint!

  4. lisa says:

    i love vikram and can't wait for kumare to open in atlanta!