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The Tattooed Buddha strives to be an 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. Join the dialogue with co-founders Ty H. Phillips and Dana Gornall, as well as co-hosts Daniel Scharpenburg and John Pendall in their discussions on religion, culture, spirituality, politics and more.

The Tattooed Buddha The Tattooed Buddha

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The Tattooed Buddha strives to be an 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. Join the dialogue with co-founders Ty H. Phillips and Dana Gornall, as well as co-hosts Daniel Scharpenburg and John Pendall in their discussions on religion, culture, spirituality, politics and more.

    Gary Sanders Ordains as a Temporary Monk

    Gary Sanders Ordains as a Temporary Monk

    A few weeks ago Gary Sanders went on retreat and took temporary vows to be a monk.

    Gary walks us through some of the aspects of this process, such as wearing robes all of the time (including while he slept), eating only two meals a day and shaving his cherished beard. He explains why he chose to temporarily ordain, his experiences with retreats in the past and the fact that he likes to push himself. We discuss the concept of how retreats can be for the privileged, and opportunities that are available to open up these up to more people.

    This was a fun conversation that could have easily gone on for much longer!

     





    Podcast edited by Brad Parsons at Train Sound Studio, www.trainsoundstudio.com



     



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    Escaping from Jehovah’s Witnesses through a Buddhist Path

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Escaping from Jehovah's Witnesses through a Buddhist Path

    Escaping from Jehovah's Witnesses through a Buddhist Path

    Today we talk to Gary Sanders, Rebekah Reineke and David Jones about their experiences in the Jehovah’s Witness community.

    While Gary and Rebekah grew up within the religion, David entered (and bowed out) later on in life. We discuss the framework behind the cult, the control tactics and how they have moved on a healed. We discuss the trauma as a result, the aspects of shunning as control and being disfellowshipped, the use of fear to control, and how Buddhism and mindfulness became a path toward healing.

    Have you been in a similar situation and need someone to talk to? Here are a few resources:

    Talk Space

    Cult Escape

    Leaving the Witness

    Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion

     

     





     

    Podcast edited by Brad Parsons at Train Sound Studio, www.trainsoundstudio.com



     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Getting to Know Holly Herring

    Getting to Know Holly Herring

    We meet with Holly Herring---one of our columnists for The Tattooed Buddha. We chat about Holly's work with those that are homeless, her journey to being a writer and the process of writing. We also learn about how Holly and Michelleanne Bradley met and became friends, which in turn led her to write for The Tattooed Buddha!

    • 34 min
    We Meet Boyan: Mindfulness Teacher

    We Meet Boyan: Mindfulness Teacher

    We Meet Boyan: Mindfulness Teacher Rebekah Reineke introduced us to Boyan, a mindfulness teacher originally from Bulgaria and currently living in London, UK.





    Boyan's website highlights various tools that aid in calming the mind and working toward practical applications of these tools. we discuss meditation neurolinguistic programming and how it can help us achieve the goals we wish toward and physical forms of meditation like yoga, Tai Chi and boxing.

    • 32 min
    Dharma Talk: Talking with John Brehm about His Latest Book

    Dharma Talk: Talking with John Brehm about His Latest Book

    We had the opportunity to speak with John Brehm on our podcast awhile back and it was such a pleasure to have him as our guest again.

    John is an amazingly talented poet and has written and edited books on poetry in the past.

    We hope you enjoy listening to our dialogue with John and please check out his latest book, Dharma Talk published by Wisdom Publications!

    Other books by John Brehm: The Dharma of Poetry, The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy, No Day at the Beach, Help is On the Way, Sea of Faith.

    Go check out John Brehm’s website here.

    Here is John’s author page on Wisdom Publications.

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    Dharma Talk by John Brehm {Book Review}

    • 37 min
    Meeting Others (and Myself) with Compassion

    Meeting Others (and Myself) with Compassion

    Michelleanne Bradley talks about feeling the anxiety of traveling.

    Seeing people rush around the airport and the feelings that accompany that, she discusses how realizing the need to face people with kindness and compassion. This translates to everyday life, not only travel.

    What if we not only take care of others with this compassion and grace, but what if we also take care of ourselves with that same grace?

     

     





     

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    • 9 min

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