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August 2017

You Don’t Need to Commit, Just Sit

By | 2017-08-23T08:11:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Beginner Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Featured, mindFully Human|

We don’t all have the same goals. It’s often assumed---especially by traditionalists---that the only use for mindfulness is scorching suffering from the face of samsara. But, well…shit. You can do whatever you want with it. You don’t even need a permit.   By Brent R. Oliver Some of us here at The Tattooed Buddha (TTB) tend toward the hardcore [...]

Please Guru Responsibly

By | 2017-08-18T08:58:10+00:00 August 18th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

Men have dominated religion and philosophy for thousands of years, and we've cluttered all of it with our veiled pissing contests, chest pounding and, if you're into Freud (I'm not), innate fear of metaphorical emasculation (I only fear literal emasculation---that sounds highly unpleasant).   By John Pendall I know that the self is [...]

Beer Yoga? Do We Really Need This?

By | 2017-08-17T07:42:33+00:00 August 17th, 2017|blog, Featured, Wellness, Yoga|

Looking at the positives, beer yoga could entice a whole new kind of practitioner into becoming a dedicated yogi.   By Kosta Miachin Beer yoga---yet another yoga hybrid, which this time has made its way overseas from a small yoga studio in Germany. After being discovered by some Australian yoga enthusiasts and then eventually [...]

We Can No Longer Tolerate the Intolerance

By | 2017-08-15T08:17:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, News & Politics|

Lately it is all you hear about, whether gender-based, nationality, faith, or sexual orientation. The ‘anti’ talk comes from many sources, but right now there is one particular politician trumping out divisive language devised to prop up beliefs that one race, one religion (one country) is superior to all others.   By J.G. [...]

Nothing is Permanent—Not Even a Tattoo

By | 2017-08-14T08:46:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The American Buddhist|

  By Alex Chong Do Thompson Everything changes. These two words seem simple on the surface. But Buddhist teachers have spent the last 2,500 years explaining them to students. It’s almost so obvious as to be laughable. Day turns to night, winter changes to spring, and people grow older with every passing year. One is [...]