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.

September 2017

How to Love without Fear? You Fake it till You Make It, Man.

By | 2017-09-14T07:43:32+00:00 September 14th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured, Relationships|

Love makes us kind, but sometimes the effect doesn't follow the cause. Sometimes the effect precedes the cause (Far out, man). Sometimes cats walk backwards, the head following the tail. Sometimes, if you smile for a minute, you start to feel happy.   By Lee Glazier   So, I was enjoying an herbal [...]

No Choice But to be Present: Spiritual Reflections on What Emerges from Political Crisis

By | 2017-09-07T08:11:47+00:00 September 7th, 2017|blog, Featured, News & Politics|

The positive outcome I'm thinking about is on a more personal level. In a time of political and social crisis, each of us faces the challenge of renewing our understanding and connection to the society we live in. The old world order is most likely irretrievably lost, which means this is a good time [...]

Living in the Now Because Today is All We Know for Sure

By | 2017-09-05T07:41:58+00:00 September 5th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Family & Parenting, Featured, Wellness|

I’ve learned that life happens, and it happens big sometimes, like in the births and the weddings. Yet, it also happens small---in the tea parties, and fort making and homemade play doh. Life happens in the middle of the night when you're dancing with the one you love barefoot in your living room. [...]

August 2017

Beer Yoga? Do We Really Need This?

By | 2017-08-17T07:42:33+00:00 August 17th, 2017|blog, Featured, Wellness, Yoga|

Looking at the positives, beer yoga could entice a whole new kind of practitioner into becoming a dedicated yogi.   By Kosta Miachin Beer yoga---yet another yoga hybrid, which this time has made its way overseas from a small yoga studio in Germany. After being discovered by some Australian yoga enthusiasts and then eventually [...]

We Can No Longer Tolerate the Intolerance

By | 2017-08-15T08:17:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, News & Politics|

Lately it is all you hear about, whether gender-based, nationality, faith, or sexual orientation. The ‘anti’ talk comes from many sources, but right now there is one particular politician trumping out divisive language devised to prop up beliefs that one race, one religion (one country) is superior to all others.   By J.G. [...]