By Lisa Self
Any dark alley in New York holds less danger
Than the awake, troubled mind at midnight.
A mind that robs the body,
Takes more than a thief can in minutes . . .
And the stolen goods can not be returned.
If only insurance was offered on peace.
Even meditation requires monthly payments.
Editor: Sherrin Fitzer/Dana Gornall
The Tattooed Buddha was founded by Buddhist author Ty Phillips and Dana Gornall. What started out as a showcase for Ty's writing, quickly turned into collaboration with creative writer, Dana Gornall and the home for sharing the voices of friends and colleagues in the writing community. The Tattooed Buddha strives to be a noncompetitive, open space for the author’s authentic voice. So while not necessarily Buddhist, we are offering a dialogue that is aware and awake to the reality of our present day to day, tackling issues of community, environment, and compassionate living.