the practical buddhist : essentials



2017
March
19 when things fall apart, part 2


2016
August
17 quieting your inner drama queen
7 long time gone: thoughts on falling out of love with your path
February
24 ask baz #2: our greatest weaknesses
19 from whom should you learn meditation?
17 ask baz: on being distracted
13 why labels are meaningless
7 we aren’t anything unless we are compassionate
5 mountain meditation video from colorado via amtrak
January
31 3 lessons from venturing outside my comfort zone


2015
August
29 is there life after death?
June
29 8 defining characteristics of a spiritual rebel
26 if you want to smoke, then smoke; if you want to drink, then drink. who am I to judge?
26 you’re perfect already…and you need some improvement
17 the non-secret to non-suffering
12 9 ways you suffer without realizing it
3 8 ways not to think about meditation
May
27 the mindfulness of getting inked
20 the buddhist who says f*ck
16 compassionate kindness in the 21st century
April
30 only 3 things matter


2014
October
9 how to avoid getting caught upon your own inner drama
September
26 how to kick suffering in the ass
23 how can I help?
2 12 buddhist books to light your path
August
30 7 practical buddhist principles for living an awakened life
21 rethinking rebirth and reincarnation
19 your mind Is all you truly have
17 when things fall apart
12 robin williams, non-suffering & extending our compassion
11 the non-religious, non-spiritual path of practical buddhism
8 why I practice buddhism, don’t attend church, and don’t hold any beliefs
July
30 7 insights from my month-long facebook fast
28 how christopher hitchens helped me meditate for 4.5 hours
22 discovering my inner zen monk
10 essential buddhist practice
10 focus on the essentials
3 a practical buddhist response to violence
May
23 rereading a classic in preparation for a new memoir
7 what it’s like living without religious beliefs


2013
November
16 how a little boy’s wish turned the city of SF into superheroes full of compassion
1 the end of existential angst
October
29 how I moved on
27 buddha in blue jeans – a free download
20 how to choose non-suffering
14 the kevlar combo – yoga & meditation
12 the tpb-simple living link
10 some days are better than others
4 it’s a moment-by-moment choice
September
28 how to separate negative emotion from victimization and suffering
27 his holiness the Dalai Lama on love & compassion
25 what you are fighting
24 thoughts on right livelihood
20 how 3 simple practices can eliminate suffering
16 feeling compassion, being kind
12 the nourishing power of stillness
5 how to get along with your boss…all the time
August
19 3 valuable lessons from untethering from anger
June
26 leo babauta: I failed
May
29 the importance of asking the big questions
26 the cure for dogma
April
10 how to live without beliefs
March
9 practical buddhism and vegetarianism
6 tpb – revised 2nd edition
February
15 on belief – an excerpt from tpb
January
15 how to practice when you have the flu
3 new practical buddhism community on google plus


2012
December
28 practical buddhist goal setting
15 a time for grieving
August
17 what’s your ‘pulpit of origin?’
14 sitting quietly, simply being
2 excerpt: ‘what is practical buddhism?’
July
29 evolving ‘the practical buddhist’ book
19 freeze-framing our lives
May
15 what a practical buddhist does in times of turmoil
March
13 what’s practical buddhism?
7 why seeking enlightenment is pointless