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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.

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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.

    John Brehm: Poet and Author of The Dharma of Poetry

    John Brehm: Poet and Author of The Dharma of Poetry

    John Brehm is the author of three full-length books of poetry, Sea of Faith, Help Is on the Way, and No Day at the Beach, all from the University of Wisconsin Press, and a chapbook, The Way Water Moves, from Flume Press.

    • 48 min
    The Importance of Engaged Buddhism & Anti-Racism: A Talk with Brad Wiscons {Podcast}

    The Importance of Engaged Buddhism & Anti-Racism: A Talk with Brad Wiscons {Podcast}

    Engaged Buddhism: Why is it important today? What even is engaged Buddhism?

    We had the opportunity to talk with Brad Wiscons and discuss this and many more issues that revolve around racism today and how Buddhists can be more involved in encouraging diversity and understanding.

    Brad has worked in physical and mental health for most of his professional career, with an emphasis on promoting safe, healthy, and engaged youth.  He has worked in a diverse set of settings including community organizing, domestic violence and child abuse prevention and treatment, hospital-based health education, and inpatient treatment of youth.

    Brad is the father of three brilliant children and the husband of 30 years to his dear wife, Brenda. He was ordained as a Buddhist Minister in the Order of Interbeing by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2011 with the lineage name of True Ocean of Actions.  Brad is a founding Sangha steward of the Palomitas de Paz Sangha in Vista, California.

    Currently, Brad is continuing his Buddhist practice and study, inspired by the work of Resmaa Manakem, MSW, LCSW author of My Grandmother’s Hands.  Brad is focusing on helping white people do the work we need to do to become more loving and compassionate to all beings and become effective anti-racist. He is currently authoring a book about white racial trauma and is forming a new Sangha called the Polar Bear Sangha dedicated to white people seeking support to do their Buddhist work concerning anti-oppression and anti-racism. Brad can be reached at bjwiscons@gmail.com.

    • 38 min
    Beyond the Cushion: TTB Talks with Jack Huynh

    Beyond the Cushion: TTB Talks with Jack Huynh

     

    Jack Huynh  is a first generation immigrant from Vietnam.

    Both of his parents are committed Buddhist practitioners and while he grew up around Buddhism, he did not find his own path until his early 20’s.

    While pursuing the American dream, he first become a software engineer during the to dot com boom. After the crash in 2001, he pivoted into becoming a photographer and never looked back.

    Combining his desire to integrate his professional life with his spiritual values along with his own struggle with finding the dharma, he started a multimedia project highlighting how Buddhism is practiced through the lens of lay practitioners. Through interviews, photography and essays, he hopes that the project can benefits those curious about Buddhism as well established practitioners.

    Check out his ongoing project, Beyond the Cushion. We talk to Jack about his project, working on the project during the pandemic, how he finds subjects to interview and more! His portfolio website is here!

     

     





     

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    We Talk with Guo Gu: Author, Chan Teacher, Professor of Buddhist Studies...& Former Bassist of a Band

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    This podcast went longer than most of our podcasts because we just couldn't stop asking Guo Gu questions. He recently published Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist Path to Natural Awakening by Shambhala Publications. We talk about meditation methods, his life and how he began meditating at such a young age. We discuss his teenage years (his mother took him to a Zen master and asked him how to make him "more Buddhist") and his stint as a bassist in a 1980s hardcore punk band.

    • 57 min
    Talking with Dave Smith about the Dharma, Recovery & What Led Him Down this Path {Podcast}

    Talking with Dave Smith about the Dharma, Recovery & What Led Him Down this Path {Podcast}

    Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded the Secular Dharma Foundation and lives in Paonia, Colorado.



    We had a chance to sit down and talk to Dave about his path, what led him to the Dharma, recovery and addiction, and more.

    • 29 min
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