Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper is documenting the Wall Street protests, and he is now sharing video he shot Thursday of Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman.
In the video, below, Thurman is aided by activists via a chant of sorts, the message of which turns on a dime from impassioned to snarky to moving. A sample: “No one should be protesting against some nasty bankers if they really truly do hate them. They are not worthy of being hated. They are just like us. They’re just luckier at the moment. And unluckier in the long run.”
Click here to visit Velcrow’s site, Occupy Love, which is a step towards a new documentary to be called Evolve Love: Love in a Time of Crisis.
Also: The Interdependence Project, The Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and several other groups are planning an “open, public meditation in Downtown Manhattan. The goal of the meditation will be to bring mindfulness to, and show organizational support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. A simultaneous public meditation is being planned for Oakland, CA and all are encouraged to organize their own meditation events in their area at the same time.”
See also: Remaining Human: A Buddhist Perspective on Occupy Wall Street, by Michael Stone.