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 [...]

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 [...]

Walking the Lone Buddha Path

By | 2017-08-07T07:34:01+00:00 August 7th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

The Lone Buddha Path (also known as a Pratyekabuddha) has gotten a bad rap over the millennia thanks to propaganda from the Mahayana. They've been called arrogant, apathetic, and dim-witted by those ever-compassionate Bodhisattvas who had the clarity of vision to call the early teachings the "Lesser Vehicle." That's not condescending at all, is it? [...]

Dude, Where’s My Dharma? A Review of Buddhism for Dudes {Book Review}

By | 2017-08-04T09:24:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism|

Gerry Stribling delivers a brass-tax, no-holds-barred approach to a way of life that most people in the world see as abstract, esoteric, or frankly unreachable. It is honest and concise. It’s hilarious. It relays that Buddhism is not some archaic religious mumbo-jumbo. It is a disciplined approach to not only mindfulness, but happiness. [...]