Alex Chong Do Thompson

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About Alex Chong Do Thompson

Alex Chong Do Thompson is a former Marine who now earns his living as a Business Analyst. He splits his free time between social justice work, cycling, and deepening his meditation practice. Alex has been a Zen practitioner since 2013, and he is training to become a lay minister in the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. You can read more of his writing by visiting his blog.

June 2017

May 2017

The Reality is that Enlightenment is Simple, but My Ego Wants it to be Hard

By | 2017-05-27T09:12:24+00:00 May 27th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The American Buddhist|

  By Alex Chong Do Thompson   Enlightenment is one of the great mysteries of spiritual practice. Do we attain enlightenment or do we realize it? Is it a higher plane of existence or a deeper understanding of our ordinary existence? More importantly, how do you know if a teacher is truly enlightened? These are [...]

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

Can We Have Buddhism Without Buddhism?

By | 2017-02-07T19:21:51+00:00 February 7th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, The American Buddhist|

Perhaps the robes will be replaced with button-down shirts, and the Buddha statues will be replaced with cool-looking rocks. I don’t know, but it’s interesting to think what will happen if the idea of Secular Buddhism, which Batchelor teaches, is taken to its natural conclusion; and meditation practice goes the way of Yoga. [...]