Alex Chong Do Thompson: The American Buddhist

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Alex Chong Do ThompsonColumnist & Featured Writer
Alex Chong Do Thompson is a former Marine who now earns his living as a Business Analyst. He splits his free time between social justice work, cycling, and deepening his meditation practice. Alex has been a Zen practitioner since 2013, and he is training to become a lay minister in the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. You can read more of his writing by visiting his blog.

First World Problems & the Loss of Human Connection

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever thought about the miracle that is the flush toilet? When I was deployed we had to use portable toilets, like what you normally find at construction sites or an outdoor festival. [...]

Hell is Empty: Equanimity in a World Full of Brimstone

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

We train so that we're able to stand up in difficult times and walk the path alone.   By Alex Chong Do Thompson "Hell is empty and all of the devils are here." [...]

Walking the Walk

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

When we express our way of the Buddha, practice becomes a living thing. We engage in conversation with the world, and our darkest moments become our greatest teachers. When we reach this level of [...]

Buddhism Gave Me Super Powers

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

I was fairly small for my age growing up. I didn't have my first serious growth spurt until 11th grade, so the idea of ordinary people getting super powers appealed to me.   [...]

Can We Have Buddhism Without Buddhism?

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Perhaps the robes will be replaced with button-down shirts, and the Buddha statues will be replaced with cool-looking rocks. I don’t know, but it’s interesting to think what will happen if the idea of [...]