It is the integrated person who recognizes that meeting with true success requires that one's life be balanced, holistic, meaningful, and guided by the "spirit as the inner source of energy and spirituality as the outward expression of that force" (Dehler and Welsh, 2003, p.115) or "lived religion" (Gould 2005).
Breakdancing Buddhist Monks Honor Fallen Beastie Boy
By Tiffany Willis on May 5, 2014
Posted here for viewer enjoyment
Screengrab via Vimeo
On Saturday, various artists gathered to honor the life of Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (aka
MCA) for the third annual MCA Day in Brooklyn, NY. MCA Day was created
specifically for celebrating Yauch’s life. Yauch died in 2012 at the age
of 47 after a long battle with cancer.
Four breakdancing Buddhist monks performed at Union Square, the site
of the first MCA Day, to some of the Beastie Boys biggest hits. (video
at the end of the article)
In addition to his
career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement
to free Tibet. A founder of the Milarepa Fund, Yauch was instrumental
in the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
1996, which drew 100,000 people – the largest U.S. benefit concert
since 1985′s Live Aid. After 9/11, Yauch and the Beastie Boys organized
New Yorkers Against Violence, a concert benefit for some of the victims
least likely to receive help from elsewhere.
Some people asked if the breakdancing Buddhist monks were actually
really monks. It’s not been confirmed whether or not they are. Who
cares? This was awesome and an amazing tribute to a legend. Enjoy the