Category: Arts

Living & Dying with Confidence {Book Review}

  By Ty H. Phillips The truth of suffering. When taken alone, it seems nihilistic. It is absolutely simple and true and yet, something we kick and scream against at all times. I became intimately aware of this reality in mid 2011. It was, I thought, a wake up call for me. After years of struggle and internal reflection, I came out the other side of a clash with my mortality, awake…or so I thought. After I got better, I started allowing old habits to slide back in. My dharma practice went from front seat, to back seat, to...

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Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult Journey From F##king Up to Waking Up {Book Review}

  By Brent R. Oliver Chris Grosso is a man who is full of heart. That heart, in turn, is full of sadness, pain, humor, and hope. He brings all of that to his newest book, Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from Fucking Up to Waking Up. It’s especially compelling considering how many times his heart has almost stopped beating. Mr. Grosso isn’t shy about laying out his history of self-destructive behavior, and the fact that it’s something he still struggles with. He writes with a bold and often painful honesty regarding his addictions...

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What is a Zen Garden & Should I Have One?

  By John Lee Pendall We’ve all seen the pictures: seas of sand or gravel flowing in intricate designs around rocks of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes there will be a few plants, a pond, or moss thrown in for good measure. Occasionally, rocks will be stacked in steps to resemble waterfalls. These are karesansui or rock gardens. They started in China, and most were based on Chinese landscape paintings. Like Zen, they migrated to Japan and became a staple of Japanese culture. Zen gardens are often highly symbolic, and putting them together or concentrating on them is a...

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The Pure Joy of Being {Book Review}

By Ty H. Phillips Shambhalas’ presentation of The Pure Joy of Being, by Fabrice Midal is a visual and spiritual masterpiece. Midal explores the story of Buddhism not only in itself but culturally and artistically within the cultures that it touched. Midal shares the visual wonders of Buddhist art in stone, metal, paint and more. The tomb is beautiful to behold and touch and pulls one into the essence of Buddhism. While the pages offer us a sense of Buddhism through the ages and the lives of the countless millions it has touched, it also brings one closer to...

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The Tattooed Team Spotlight: Alicia “Woz” Wozniak, Editor {Interview}

Alicia “Woz” Wozniak: Tampa, Florida   Besides writing, what do you do for a living? I’m a wizard behind the curtain in a marketing division for a higher education company; I’m a digital marketer. I also teach STRONG by Zumba and Zumba, and I’m an editor. Do you have a blog? https://catpukecoffee.wordpress.com/ What places/publications have you written for? The Well Written Woman, elephant journal, The Tattooed Buddha  Do you have kids? Describe your family? One kid. We’re a small family even outside of us. We all moved down to Florida from Ohio over a 20 year period; everyone else...

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