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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & 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, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view.

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anonymous Nov 21, 2012 10:54am

[…] The fact that there are 4,000-5,000 kids dying every day because of polluted water has to change. The young people today, who understand the importance of the management of our environment, will be … They’ll take care of those 4,000-5,000 kids. I believe that will change due to education and […]

anonymous Aug 15, 2012 7:30am

Great quote. Thanks, Waylon!

anonymous Aug 13, 2012 10:11pm

Children often ask parents questions so as to create an open and safe place for themselves, called ' Home ' .
Its also a way for them to understand themselves sometimes, other people and the world they live in. Kate Winslet answered her son's question very lovingly & wisely. Seven year old Joe is a Blessed boy.
Namaste,
Christina, Yoga Teacher & Montessori Teacher & member of ' LOOK ' http://www.lovingouroutkids.org

anonymous Aug 12, 2012 1:58pm

From the perspective of a gay rights activist and a supporter of equal rights for all, I have to say that, if I'm being completely honest, I would hope that my children are straight… only because I've seen first hand the hardships that LGBT kids and adults have to face every day. And I would never wish that on anyone. (Of course, that wouldn't stop me from loving the bejesus out of my kids if they were LGBT.) Kudos to Ms Winslet for being an example for all parents and a true example of what it means to love unconditionally.

    anonymous Aug 13, 2012 8:47am

    but the times, they are a-changing…

anonymous Aug 12, 2012 8:24am

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anonymous Aug 11, 2012 11:33pm

Just intro'd on FB to: Wow,Equal Rights, Love, Family, Enlightened & Culture.
~Mamaste