The Tattooed Buddha

//The Tattooed Buddha

About The Tattooed Buddha

The Tattooed Buddha was founded by Buddhist author Ty Phillips and Dana Gornall. What started out as a showcase for Ty's writing, quickly turned into collaboration with creative writer, Dana Gornall and the home for sharing the voices of friends and colleagues in the writing community. The Tattooed Buddha strives to be a noncompetitive, 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.

July 2017

What Poison Ivy Taught Me about the Dharma

By | 2017-07-25T07:55:53+00:00 July 25th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured|

A historical Soto Zen Buddhist named Gikai once said: “Dignified manner is the Buddha Dharma; decorum is the essential teaching.” I was jarred when I first read this, and I didn’t understand. How could Buddhist practice be reduced to what sounded like simply “acting nice” or “sitting up straight?” Once I was covered in [...]

The Reason Why Change is So Hard

By | 2017-07-15T17:31:43+00:00 July 15th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Wellness|

When we notice that we’re procrastinating, seeking distraction, being harsh or critical, rationalizing quitting or putting something off, stressing out about not being able to do something, we should pause.   By Leo Babauta Many of us have things we’d like to change: our exercise and diet habits, procrastination and productivity habits, patience [...]

A Lesson’s Reborn Until It’s Learned

By | 2017-07-02T10:41:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|blog|

Each time I was faced with my weakness I was reborn. Each time I failed to learn the lesson I needed to make progress, I died. But there'd always be a new opportunity to learn   By David W. Jones Does life insist on dealing you bad cards? Do you face the same [...]

June 2017

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

By | 2017-06-27T21:40:39+00:00 June 27th, 2017|blog, Environment, Featured, Health and diet, Right Livelihood|

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 an Israeli kibbutz---the last three of them as a full-time dairy farmer. I took pride in it and learned everything except [...]

The Faces of Meditation: Carol Reedy Rogero

By | 2017-06-24T11:30:14+00:00 June 24th, 2017|blog, Featured, The Faces of Meditation, Yoga|

  By Carol Reedy Rogero If it's pre-sunrise on Sunday morning or any summer/vacation morning you'll likely find me headed to meditate at my church/pharmacy, the beach. I live about 13 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, yet when I close my eyes I clearly hear its call from across the causeway---the rhythmic crashing of the [...]