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(Because this site addresses compassion and how its presence can be invoked through the practice of meditation, I thought I'd come at the discussion from a different angle. Please let me and other readers on this site know what you think. Enjoy!)

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Yesterday, I went back to Zuccotti Park to listen to Robert Thurman give a talk entitled: Cool Revolution and the Age of Wisdom. This is engaged Buddhist activism and Professor Thurman covers a lot of ground in a little more than an hour.  Analysis of the problems that led to the frustration that fueled the occupation, the importance of compassion and non-violence as the basis for protest, how meditation fits in, and even possible pitfalls in meditation and how to avoid them, economic theory and a lot of humor.

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Watch Prof. Robert Thurman talking about problems that led to the frustration that fueled the occupation, the importance of compassion and non-violence as the basis for protest and how meditation fits in.

 

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Watch this video story of Yogic Monk, named “Dada”, who was one of the first arrested in the Brooklyn Bridge arrests. As we have been hearing for days the protesters were led onto the bridge by the police. Basically they were setup to be arrested. This monk, upon realizing what was about to happen, immediately sat down and began to meditate. You can see it all in this video, plus hear from Dada after the event.

 

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