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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This is What it Feels Like to be a Grown Man with Anxiety

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

I begin to get dressed and immediately feel like I am going to faint again. I barely make it past putting my pants on before I am a wreck and am back on [...]

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The Choice to be a Survivor, Not a Victim

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Like those of us who have been victim to abuse the cure is in choosing that we want to live in the present moment. We choose to be present in what is happening now [...]

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The Middle Way Between Warrior & Priest

September 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

I understand that accepting myself as a warrior priest is finally understanding the balance I needed. That true mindfulness isn’t about being a holy, pompous asshat, but about seeing all of who we are. [...]

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My Guru is Only 6 Years Old

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

They have no ill intent; they feel no need to hurt or belittle you, they just blurt out the issue facing them or us and rattle off question after question (often to our annoyance) [...]

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