Tales of a Gonzo Buddhist

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Brent R. Oliver
Brent R. Oliver is a freelance writer, horror enthusiast, amateur Buddhist troublemaker, comedic mastermind, and genuine tattooed freak. Reading his work has been compared to stepping on Legos and he’s been offered several high-profile positions scrawling absurdities on some of the finest bathroom walls in America. He has turned them all down in order to stay home without pants so he can tell ludicrous tales in front of his grimy computer. Ninety percent of what he writes is outrageous nonsense and the other ten percent is genius beyond compare. The trick no one has figured out is deciding which is which. He lives in Lexington, KY with a beautiful wife he doesn’t deserve and a jet-black cat that shreds furniture and flesh alike. He does deserve that.

My 32-Day Meditation Streak: How it Happened & Why I Broke It

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

I have a timer app on my phone that tracks how many days in row I’ve sat and for how long each day. I became infatuated with seeing the number of consecutive days go [...]

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

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

A Dharma Anarchist Goes to Summer Buddha Camp. {Strong Language}

December 27th, 2016|4 Comments

I didn’t really fit in at Buddha Camp.   By Brent R. Oliver   When I was 23, I discovered Buddhism and it pulled my stupid ass out of the fire. My life [...]

Mindfulness May be a Buzzword, But it Works if You Find the Right Dosage.

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

  By Brent R. Oliver Mindfulness is everything and everywhere. It’s bigger than the new black. It’s heathier than Paleo. It’s better for you than yoga and Cross Fit and cupping. It’s more widespread than [...]