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Robert Thurman talks at Occupy Wall Street

Robert Thurman, the Buddhist writer and Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, gave a rousing address to the protestors at Occupy Wall Street, encouraging “cool heroes” (i.e. non-violent heroes) as opposed to “hot heroes” (those motivated by anger and hatred).

The address is frequently very funny. The people who were assigned to repeat his words, in order to make them audible to the large crowd were often too busy laughing to be able to effectively relay Thurman’s message.

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Comment from Erric Solomon
Time: October 14, 2011, 7:11 pm

I videoed the entire talk, with better sound (the lapel mic was mine), and posted it here:
http://whatmeditationreallyis.com/index.php/lang-en/home-blog/item/238-robert-thurman-cool-revolution-and-the-age-of-wisdom-at-occupy-wallstreet.html

Enjoy!

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: October 14, 2011, 7:28 pm

Thanks!

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