the practical buddhist : essentials

buddhism without the robes & ritual


a guide for living a meaningful life apart from guilt, ritual, or dogma

life is hard enough

Life is difficult enough without the added layers of guilt, ritual, ceremony, and dogma that some religions and traditions espouse as necessity.

Practical Buddhism differs from mainstream Buddhist traditions in that it’s focused not on ceremony and ritual, but solely on the three active practices at Buddhism’s core – practices that anyone can implement to eliminate suffering:

In 2012 I wrote a book that introduced Practical Buddhism to the world. You can click here to read about this brief book and how to download it.

This site contains essays about how to live a meaningful life free from guilt, doubt, or rituals that -in my opinion- only serve to detract from the meaningful experience we seek in life.

A few of my favorites include:

buddhist basics

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