Video: The City that Freezes in Place.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 2, 2012
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…that Freezes, for 1 Minute a Year, every Year.

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Once a year on august 1st, the people of Warsaw pay homage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200,000 lives and destruction of the capital.


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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.


One Response to “Video: The City that Freezes in Place.”

  1. Lisa says:

    The city of Warsaw may stop for one minute in remembrance of a solidarity uprising, but there is a country that stands still for one minute every year in remembrance of a single man that overturned tyranny and oppression of an entire country, creating a secular republic in just three years. That man was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern day Turkey, and every year, on November 10th at 9:05 am (date and time of Ataturk's death in 1938), the ENTIRE country comes to a virtual standstill for one minute to honor the man that changed a country. It's an event that anyone visiting Turkey should witness for themselves! I have visited Turkey many times and was married to a Turk, and they are still in awe of the man they lovingly call Ataturk (father of the Turks). But today, the reforms he put in place 90 years ago, for a democratically free and secular republic are under attack by Islamist 's (under the rule of their leader Pres. Erdogan). But, I know that the followers of Ataturk' outnumber the Islamist's 10 to 1, and that if they try to dismantle the republic in favor of an Islamic state, the secularist's will come out of the woodwork to defend their freedom to live in a free and secular republic. Video of the Nov. 10th event: