July 22, 2015

Waylon takes Elephant Journal to Shambhala Mountain Center for a Staff Retreat.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents…

Waylon takes Elephant Journal to Shambhala Mountain Center for a staff retreat—incorporating mindfulness with business.

Note: at the end, Waylon actually hollers “Lha Gye Lo,” which means may the good be victorious! 


Waylon talks with Michael Gayner, Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center, about the unique energy of the space created by its land, people and Shambhala lineage.

Elephant Journal takes a tour of The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya with its Creator, Joshua Mulder.

A few memories:

Staying in one of the funny old cabins with a loft (Dana?) with my mom and learning a card game and coloring in airplanes in a book when I was, what, 6?
So many memories–being brokenhearted about my first love, but Pema’s words echoing in my heart as I left a golden banquet (at a Seminary Pema was co-teaching) and stood beneath the stars and Marpa Point. Jenny Richmond I think came out to talk with me.
Sitting beneath my tent with Robert Mann and drinking good tequila and looking at the valley.
Falling in Love with Rose one cold night, with the cat watching us down by the original bathhouse. Having my heart broken around that many poignant times that summer, looking out at Ratna.
Visiting Ratna years later with a dear friend, who was doing Dathun, after it’d been burned down.
Having my dharma heart broken countless times up at MPE, and marching and singing about. Having Willy tear into me up on the staff Hill.
Tenting with Noel and spilling ashe ink all over our suits and ties right before we were about to go to a talk or somesuch. A real buzzing moment of gap.
The butterscotch smell of pine trees. Playing Risk all one summer, and learning kungfu, when I was a little tike, over at Red Feather campus.
Visiting again for Sensei’s funeral.
Not seeing much of it for many years ’cause I don’t have a car. But missing it every summertime, particularly.


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