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July 2017

Milarepa-Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi {Book Review}

By | 2017-07-05T08:36:50+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Ramblings of a Tattooed Buddhist|

Like Trungpa after him, Milarepa led a very unique and controversial life. His story touches a group of people who would have felt they could never be redeemed so to speak.   By Ty H. Phillips   “It could manifest and grow like seeds planted throughout your life, so that life itself becomes [...]

June 2017

Fighting Buddha {Book Review}

By | 2017-06-29T07:57:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, Tales of a Gonzo Buddhist|

Mr. Eisenberg has had bad experiences. He’s been led astray by teachers, seen disgusting martial-arts snake oil sold as legitimate self-defense, and watched Buddhist leaders acting badly, practicing the opposite of what they preach. He doesn’t call anyone out by name, but he writes extensively of the misdeeds and charlatanism he’s witnessed over the [...]

April 2017

February 2017

January 2017

The User’s Guide to Spiritual Teachers by Scott Edelstein {Book Review}

By | 2017-01-25T08:09:11+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, Tales of a Gonzo Buddhist|

Far too many students approach a spiritual teacher with unreasonable or ignorant ideas about what the teacher can do for them. It’s not usually their fault; they just don’t know exactly what a spiritual teacher does. By Brent R. Oliver Scott Edelstein has done a great service for anyone interested in studying with [...]

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 [...]