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

The Problem with Magical Thinking

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The American Buddhist

Walking the Walk

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Walking the Walk

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Is Your Cup Overflowing?

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Buddhism Gave Me Super Powers

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments



Family & Parenting

Grief Shines a Light into Every Corner

February 5th, 2017|0 Comments

She is That Woman.

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For Those Who Die in Silence

January 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

News & Politics

Using Shame as a Weapon.

February 10th, 2017|1 Comment

You Have a Voice…Use It.

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

  • Women's March Jan 20 2017

500,000 Women Walk into a Bar

February 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Compassion is Always a Choice We Can Make

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments


  • standing rock unite

White Woman at Standing Rock {Part 2}

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I Stood with Standing Rock {Part 1}

January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Peace in the Perfect Chaos of Nature.

December 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Mindful Kitchen

  • Ginger, Curry Tomato Soup

Vegan Chunky Vegetable Soup with Tomato, Curry & Ginger Broth {Recipe}

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

  By Erica Leibrandt   One dreary January day, after all the Christmas décor had been madly stripped away, and I had but a few morsels of food laying about the house (but an unnaturally [...]

Are Salt Lamps Placebos?

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

  By David Jones  One of my Christmas presents was a Himalayan salt lamp (and all of its promises). I've been having trouble sleeping; I partly blame my dreams. I can control my dreams, but not [...]

Exotic Moroccan Lentil Stew {Vegan, Gluten Free Recipe}.

December 17th, 2016|0 Comments

    By Erica Leibrandt Lentils and I have a decades long love affair, beginning with my first taste of Dal in the legendary Indian restaurant Moti Mahal, on an sub-arctic December day (much like [...]

The Somewhat Vegan, Semi-Practicing, Occasionally Meditating Yogi.

December 4th, 2016|0 Comments

It seems being this very human and very full of faults person aiming to be something more, I end up (at times) with a host of misconceptions that peel off and fall around at [...]



Empower Me

Is Your Cup Overflowing?

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Problem with Magical Thinking

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Drops of Enlightenment with My Morning Coffee

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