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About Ty Phillips

Ty Phillips is the co-founder and director of The Tattooed Buddha. A former big city bouncer, now pacifist Buddhist minister, and writer he spends his time counseling youth and hard to reach adults in peaceful and engaged means. Using his past as an example, he is able to engage those who would otherwise probably not seek out and relate to dharma teachers. Ty is a contributing author for The Good Men Project, Rebelle, BeliefNet, Patheos and The Petoskey News. He is a long term Buddhist and a lineage holder, as well as a father to three amazing girls and a tiny dog named Fuzz. You can see his writing at The Good Men Project, BeliefNet, Rebelle Society.

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January 2017

The Path is Not Always Clean: Clogged Pipes & The Four Truths.

By | 2017-01-31T08:37:27+00:00 January 31st, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

Like the cause of suffering, there is also a cause for clogged pipes; age, bad input (socks, baby wipes, hygiene products, shoe laces, toys etc.). Suffering has a cause. There are different forms of suffering like sickness, old age, death, decay, heartbreak, attachment and the list goes on.   By Ty H. Phillips [...]

December 2016

Awakening From the Daydream {Book Review}.

By | 2016-12-14T07:52:24+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

Like Trungpa, Nichtern teaches the Wheel of Life more as stages of psychological health than as literal levels of hell. While he does address the traditional stance they represented, the text itself falls very much in line with states of emotional well being or ill being that we face from moment to moment, day [...]

November 2016

Buddha Tells Us to Calm The F*ck Down & Sh*t.

By | 2016-11-17T08:37:30+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Beginner Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

I was a little shocked, but probably no more than the average person that meets me and finds out that I am Buddhist. I don't fit the stereotypical, white, hippie, vegan image that most people imagine. By Ty H. Phillips   The job I was working last month quickly dried up. His recent hires, [...]