Ty H. PhillipsCo-Founder of The Tattooed Buddha
Ty Phillips, co founder of The Tattooed Buddha, is the madness behind the making. This former big city bouncer, who was once quick to anger, is now a pacifist, or more accurantely, non violent civil resister. Taking his experience with abuse and mental illness, Ty created Death Metal Dharma, an outreach program that is designed to connect with high risk teens and prisoners. His years of real world experience bouncing and being within the seedier side of society have given him a unique voice.
As part of his experience, Ty studied behavioral psychology and comparative religions and in June of 2012 he became an ordained Buddhist priest and in the following year, a lineage holder. Ty spends the majority of his time as a full time dad and freelance writer. He has three daughters ranging in age from 3 years old to 17 years old. He is a powerlifter, author, song writer, and occasional artist (at least he thinks so). Ty is a volunteer for various animal welfare programs in the greater Cleveland area where he lives, and is in the process of creating Anam Cara Sangha, a laity directed Buddhist community that he hopes can help serve the greater populace in projects of sustainable living, the art of compassion, and spreading a unique voice in American Buddhism.
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Freedom From Suffering

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

A quote of the Buddha that I have used many times in my own writing was his comment that, “I teach suffering and freedom from suffering.” The point being that he teaches joy, [...]

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Living & Dying with Confidence {Book Review}

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

I was trying to outrun my anxieties, my fears and doubts, and my lack of control over what was happening to my body. I was doing exactly what I had written about so [...]

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What is Right View in Buddhism? {The Eightfold Path}

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

We understand through right view that as we benefit others, it will have a positive influence on us but we don't do it for this reason. “We will develop love, we will practice [...]

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Change Must Come from the Bottom—Be a Light

December 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Buddha’s final words were of self reliance---being our own saviors, our own light. The whole of his ministry was one of taking the reigns of our own plight. He repeatedly broke down [...]

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