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.

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. [...]

January 2017

Using Buddhism to Make America Great Again

By | 2017-02-01T14:29:48+00:00 January 11th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, News & Politics|

We are all leaves on the same tree, and the same basic goodness that lived in Buddha 2,500 years ago lives in all of us regardless of our political affiliations.   By Alex Chong Do Thompson As the presidential inauguration approaches, there are many different emotions running through me---anger, sadness and confusion would [...]

December 2016