Author: The Tattooed Buddha

The Benefits of Walking Barefoot

  By Michael Grey   “Touch, sweet touch, you’ve given me too much to feel. Sweet Touch, you’ve almost convinced me I’m real” – Daft Punk. I know from cycling and yoga how dedicated structured movement can free the mind of thinking, as one attends to the task. The path is one of the mind and body joining, attending to it’s wholeness. The first time I witnessed my mind really quiet and felt a state of solid emotional calmness was via guided yoga asanas with meditation. I am reminded of the quote by Pema Chodron, “It’s also helpful to...

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A Dudeist Shines a Light on Fixation: We All Do it, Man, but Here is How to Stop

  By Lee Glazier Hey, Dudes. Today I’m gonna talk about, uh, attention? Yeah, attention. Far out. Siddhartha said, “Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.” Boundless Heart, a book by Christina Feldman, puts a groovy spin on it: “What we frequently think about and dwell upon becomes the shape of our mind. The shape of our mind shapes our world of experience.” Most of us know this as the, uh, fake Buddha quote: “What you think, you become.” I love quotes; they make my job a lot easier....

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My Life is Awful & My Life is Amazing (And Sometimes it is Just Okay)

  By Louis De Lauro I can’t believe that 50 years of life is just three months away. 50 is a hard number to dismiss. I have friends my age that run and play. Friends who 5K, 10K, and tough-mudder their way through life. I watch them run and play on social media and occasionally in person, and I cheer them on. I sat down on a big chair tonight at 7 pm with broken knees and a neck that can only move a bit. I’m overweight; I’m underpaid. My grey hair is colored brown. I am exhausted. I clearly have two—maybe three—chins....

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Partying with the Dead

By Catherine L. Schweig In the land I was raised, we invite the deceased to move among us once a year, on this very day, also known as Dia de Los Muertos, or The Day of The Dead. Every autumn, Mexico is decorated with delicate paper flags threaded together as colorful reminders of the fragile threshold that divides this world from the afterlife. I have fond memories from my childhood of walking under them as they flapped precariously in the chilly breezes that threatened to rip them. The sound they made was said to hide the whispers of the deceased...

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The Tattooed Buddha Podcast: Retreats, the Good the Bad & the Monkey Mind

  http://thetattooedbuddha.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Retreat2.mp3 http://thetattooedbuddha.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Retreat2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

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