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The word Buddha is a Sanskrit word which means The Awakened One: One who is awakened to reality, who understands the true nature of the mind, the world and all sentient beings.

The Tattooed Buddha strives to be an open space for the author’s authentic voice. So while not necessarily Buddhist, we are offering a dialogue that is aware and awake to the reality of our present day to day, tackling issues of community, environment, and compassionate living.

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The Yoga Slut

Vegan in the Middle

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The Faces of Meditation



God Speed

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Zen Encounters in The Bible Belt

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Disappearing Stress with Meditative Wizardry

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments


Choose Your Own Adventure…For Real

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Okay, Cupid…I’m Ready (Maybe)

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She Persisted, & So Will I.

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Mindful Kitchen

Dear Vegans: Please Step Off the Soap Box & Lead by Example

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I’m open to inspiration from everywhere, but if there’s an agenda of conversion, of righteousness, of persuasion, of doing the old soapbox dance...I’m gone. By Drew Tapperman More than 20 years ago, I spent six-years on [...]

In Spite of Paris: Simple Steps for Climate Activism

June 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Mitigating climate change is our responsibility. We don’t have time to sit around waiting for politicians and CEOs to come up with half-baked solutions that still generate profits and political power. By Peter [...]

Great Soil, a lot of Sweat & Two Very Humbling Lessons

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

We so often want credit for our actions and ideas, as a means of reinforcing our worth---our very existence. I have wasted a lot of time waiting for recognition. Believe me, it’s not worth [...]

Vegan in the Middle

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I didn't want to be one of those angry vegan people, though. I didn't want to post pictures of animal slaughter in my news feeds on social media, because it hurt me to see [...]



Empower Me


Fighting Buddha {Book Review}

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The Guru Drinks Bourbon {Book Review}

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Bearing the Unbearable {Book Review}

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