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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.

September 2016

The Path is Made to Walk On, Not Hide Behind.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:42+00:00 September 8th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

  By Ty H. Phillips Quite often, we offer wonderful advice while following none of it. Our cognitive dissonance allows us to see great swaths of perspective except for our own. We encourage others to embrace and love themselves while we hate ourselves. We offer encouragement and love to others while showing ourselves none of it. [...]

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

Hello, My Name is {Fill in the Blank} & I Have a Mental Illness.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:59+00:00 June 15th, 2016|blog, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist, Wellness|

  By Ty H. Phillips   My name is Ty Phillips and I have mental illness. Many of you already know this, especially if you’ve followed my writing for any length of time. When I first started sharing and writing, it was a topic I mentioned frequently because it was something very dominant in my [...]

May 2016

Falling off the Buddha Wagon.

By | 2016-10-14T07:48:06+00:00 May 31st, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

  By Ty H. Phillips   Buddhism isn’t about making things pretty. It’s about paying attention and we aren’t paying attention when we are distracted by fanciful thinking. Reality is nuts and bolts, earth and rain---not a series of new-agey positive psychology. Falling off of the excited convert train is hard. Filled with excitement and zeal [...]