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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What Does it Mean to Be a Secular Buddhist?

October 9th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Stephen Batchelor I am a secular Buddhist. It has taken me years to fully “come out,” and I still feel a nagging tug of insecurity, a faint aura of betrayal in declaring myself in [...]

A Love Letter to My Temple.

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

  By Daniel Scharpenburg At 268 feet tall Liberty Memorial is the tallest memorial to the soldiers of World War I in the United States. It's a stone tower and you can ride a little elevator [...]

Right Intention is Not Righteousness, It’s About Not Being a Jerk.

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Gerald "Strib" Stribling   In the movie Sergeant York, Gary Cooper played a reprobate hillbilly before the mule he was riding home was struck by lightening, after a debauch across the border in [...]

Buddhist with a Pagan Heart.

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Deb Avery   From my experiences on this planet, religion has taken the experiences, daily practices and habits by extraordinary people over the ages, and turned it into a complicated, sometimes dogmatic, highly [...]


It is Love?

September 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Ayurveda Recommends More Hugs in Autumn.

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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