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.

Deadlifts & Buddhist Wisdom: What Happens When We Let Go of Goal

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Hadn’t I just posted that you don’t have a bad back from deadlifting, you have a bad back from not deadlifting? Now here I was, supine, moaning, and calling off of my shift because [...]

The Path is Not Always Clean: Clogged Pipes & The Four Truths.

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Like the cause of suffering, there is also a cause for clogged pipes; age, bad input (socks, baby wipes, hygiene products, shoe laces, toys etc.). Suffering has a cause. There are different forms of [...]

Awakening From the Daydream {Book Review}.

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Like Trungpa, Nichtern teaches the Wheel of Life more as stages of psychological health than as literal levels of hell. While he does address the traditional stance they represented, the text itself falls very [...]

The Children of War.

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

They aren't our children. We separate in order to draw a line---to disavow ourselves from the suffering of others. It allows us to continue with our own lives while being completely unaffected by the [...]