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Waylon H. Lewis, Writer
Waylon, a so-called 'Dharma Brat,' was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado's Shambhala Buddhist community and is a student of Buddhist leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
After majoring in magazine journalism from Boston University, Waylon worked at Shambhala Publications.
Returning to Colorado, Waylon spearheaded the expansion of a small rural Buddhist retreat into a major, international, year-round public center now known as Shambhala Mountain Center, where he also helped to guide the completion of The Great Stupa—a 108-foot traditional Tibetan memorial to peace, tolerance and compassion.
Waylon now serves as editor-in-chief of elephant, a magazine devoted to yoga, organics, sustainability, independent business and the arts.
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is a "Dharma Brat," or second generation American Buddhist.
Founder of Elephant Journal and host of the Top-10 US Video Series "Walk the Talk Show," he's been named Treehugger's Eco Ambassador & Changemaker, Discovery Network's "Green Hero," "Prominent Buddhist" by Shambhala Sun, Greatist's 100 Influential People in Health & Fitness, & 5280's Top Denver Single.
A mediocre climber, lazy yogi & 365-day bicycle commuter, Waylon
recently authored "Things I would like to do with You," a book about a new kind of independent-minded, genuine love affair.
Waylon Lewis, a second generation American Buddhist, is the founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com.
A 365-day bicycle commuter, mediocre climber, lazy yogi & featured columnist for Huffington Post, Waylon graduated from Boston University's top ranked magazine journalism school, worked with Shambhala Publications and Shambhala Mountain Center, and attended Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
Changemaker & Eco Ambassador, Discovery Channel's Planet Green "Green Hero," Shambhala Sun's
"Prominent Buddhist," Naturally Boulder's "Entrepreneur of the Year" & 5280's Denver Most Eligible Bachelor, Waylon hopes to serve as the Jon Stewart of the mindful life-mainstreaming meditation and eco-responsibility in a fun, yet fundamentally serious manner.
"Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis
" (named Top 10 Green Videos in US by MNN) has featured Deepak Chopra, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Alice Walker, Seane Corn, John Friend, Byron Katie, Sharon Salzberg, Sister Helen Prejean, Robert Thurman, Sakyong Mipham, Ken Wilber & 300 others.
is a "Dharma Brat," or second generation Buddhist.
Founder of elephantjournal.com
and host of the Top 10 US Green Video Series "Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis
interviewed Seane Corn, Bill McKibben, Alice Walker, Michael Franti, Deepak Chopra, Michael Pollan, Amy Goodman, Chris Sharma, Terry Tempest Williams, Dr. Andrew Weil and hundreds of others.
Named Treehugger's Eco Ambassador & Changemaker, Discovery Network's "Green Hero," "Prominent Buddhist" by Shambhala Sun, Greatist's 100 Influential People in Health & Fitness, & 5280's Top Denver Single, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi & 365-day bicycle commuter.
first book, Eco Boy vs.
Yoga Girl, is scheduled for...sometime.
For more: @elephantjournal (top #green on twitter nationally two years running).
Google+ partners with Elephant Journal's
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis
The Denver Post features Waylon Lewis
on the front page of their Lifestyle & Culture section.
The Denver Post's Foodie Blog Colorado Table interviewed Waylon Lewis
on the relaunch of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis
and why organics and mindful living is important to everyday life.
on Bay Area's KSRO The Drive Radio Show re Whole Foods, Health Care & Equal Rights.
: Top 60 Must-Read Health & Fitness Blogs for 2012
: Happiness & Mental Health, #50
Raised as a Buddhist
, Waylon Lewis
never forgot his
After earning a degree in communications from Boston University, Lewis founded Elephantmagazine, which has since become Elephantjournal.com.
This website is the go-to guide for the mindful life, including sustainability and spirituality.
dedicated team, Lewis helps people live happy, meaningful lives through simple choices.
Click to read the full interview of Tricycle Magazine's Connect with the World: Q&A With Waylon Lewis
Mother Nature Network
speaks with Waylon Lewis
: New media pioneer, lazy yogi & elephant lover.
Read the full interview over at MNN.com
won 3.5 Westword #Webawards at the Denver Westword Web Awards (nobody else won more than one, but we don't like to brag).
UPDATE: Waylon Lewis
: What the World Needs Now: A Green Jon Stewart was featured on the home page of Huffington Post
, read my millions daily.
Also featured in 'Most popular' sidebar, which is included beside every single article on Huffington Post
Many of Waylon Lewis'
articles for Huffington Post
have been highlighted on their GREEN or LIVING page, as was this one.
UPDATE: Waylon Lewis
, 'eco bachelor,' was named Top Single by Denver's 5280 magazine.
Here's "9 things you didn't know about Waylon Lewis
elephantjournal.com staff, including editor Waylon Lewis, were recently featured in an ecofashion company's catalog.
Click here for photos.
Many of the below press mentions of elephant concern our magazine, elephant journal, which officially went exclusively paperless on January 1st of 2009.
Many concern our founding editor-in-chief, yours truly, Waylon Lewis
elephantjournal.com editor-in-chief Waylon Lewis (yours truly) penned the below feature article more than a decade ago, now, when I was still studying magazine journalism at Boston University.
by Waylon Lewis
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Waylon Lewis is a journalism student at Boston University and is himself a "dharma brat."
Travis Robinson, publisher, and Waylon Lewis, editor, are the partners behind this new, free Boulder-based bimonthly magazine.
Robinson and Lewis'
publication pulled in an estimated $5,000 in advertising revenues while the two paid roughly $10,000 in production costs for the first issue.
and the Mountain Gazette
in the Rockies' primary competition.
thinks their publication will fill an untouched niche in the market.
They printed 25,000 copies of the first issue.
"The print media market is bad, but the yoga market is booming," he
And our magazine will connect yoga students with all of the word-of-mouth organizations, classes and studios people wouldn't otherwise know about."
The partners have created a database of more than 700 studios, many of which can't be found in the phone book, they said.
added that other yoga and new age journals are trying to sell spirituality, while Yoga
in the Rockies is appealing to a way of life.
and Robinson said they are also optimistic because of the response they have received from the community.
"People want to be a part of this," Lewis
Waylon Lewis, publisher of the Boulder-based magazine Elephant, agrees.
Lewis has known Sakyong Mipham, who was born in India and grew up in part in Boulder, since they were children.
"The Sakyong has been an athlete since he
was a kid," Lewis
rises up from the spectators lining the road, part of the traditional Tibetan victory cry, Lewis
Reviewed by Waylon H. Lewis
Waylon H. Lewis is the editor and founder of elephant, a Rocky Mountain magazine covering yoga, organics, independent business, green living, buddhadharma, and the arts.
"More people watch TV than read magazines," said Waylon Lewis, editor and founder of Elephant.
"I thought Waylon
did a decent job with making the topic interesting without watering it down or making it too foreboding for the people who were there."
"On a certain level this has nothing to do with Elephant
Its editor, Waylon Lewis, hosts the event and leads the interviews.
is kind of crazy, but we also try to go deep with the people and hit what's important to them," says event organizer Heather Mueller.
became a vegetarian about five years ago.
It made the household run a little easier, since his
girlfriend didn't eat meat.
"We were splitting up pots, so I could cook my bacon and sausage," he
says of the time before he
made the switch.
Lewis, editor of Elephant magazine, admits he had a few periods in his life when his eating habits were less than mindful - chain restaurant pizza and college went together all too well - but he even as a child he was conscious of where his food came from.
Growing up in a Buddhist family in Boulder, his
mother got eggs from a n
Before starting Elephant ...
Before starting Elephant Journal, Waylon Lewis worked at both Shambhala Publications and Shambhala Mountain Center.
After years of "working for things called 'Shambhala' and making not-much-money," he had three things on his mind: 1) he was ready to start something that he controlled, 2) he wanted to use his skills to a tee, and 3) he wanted to get filthy rich.
hile the filthy rich thing hasn't panned out yet, Elephant does serve as Lewis's vehicle to fulfill his bodhisattva vow to save all beings.
What started as an idea for a yoga magazine in 2002 has turned into something more: "As a magazine and a web site, we certainly are not about yoga people.
We're about 'the mindful life'-living a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet.
Recently Tricycle's Emma Varvaloucashad a chance to catch up with Lewis in a conversation on Skype.
The BUDDHA PRINCE-: PEOPLE
Waylon H. Lewis - (Writer) Waylon, a so-called 'Dharma Brat,' was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado's Shambhala Buddhist community and is now a student of Buddhist leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
After graduating with a degree in magazine journalism from Boston University, Waylon worked at Shambhala Publications.
Returning to Colorado, Waylon spearheaded the expansion of a small rural Buddhist retreat into a major, international, year-round public center now known as Shambhala Mountain Center, where he also helped to guide the completion of The Great Stupa, a 108-foot traditional Tibetan memorial to peace, tolerance and compassion.
Waylon now serves as editor-in-chief of 'elephant', a magazine devoted to yoga, organics, sustainability, independent business and the arts.
Waylon Lewis, Elephant ...
Waylon Lewis, Elephant JournalWaylon Lewis is the founder of elephant journal, elephantjournal dot com and "elevision," the online video talk show that's raked in over 100,000 views in its first year.Born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in an American Buddhist family, Waylon graduated from Boston University's top-ranked magazine journalism school, worked for Shambhala Publications and Shambhala Mountain Center, and attended one semester at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School.A passionate environmentalist, daily bike commuter, workaholic, mediocre climber and lazy yogi, Waylon plans on running for City Council in two years.