I’m Barry, The Practical Buddhist. My site is dedicated to helping you eliminate suffering and live like a Badass Buddha.
Maybe you’re a bit like me in that…
- You’re interested in Buddhism, but could do without the ritual and ceremony
- You meditate or would like to learn how
- You’ve been-there-done-that with organized religion
That’s exactly where I found myself a number of years ago. I started searching for…
Secular meaning in a religious world
Practical Buddhism is simpler way to experience the heart of Buddhism.
In 2012, I wrote a book around the scaled-down, practical-version of Buddhism that works for me; it’s Buddhism without the robes and ritual. In the book, and here on the blog, I write about how to end suffering in our modern lives by adopting three simple practices found in Buddhism: meditation, mindfulness, and compassionate kindness.
After all, it’s about ending suffering
The Buddha said, “If you are alive, you will suffer.”
But who wants to suffer? Not me, not you, not anyone. Through regular practice of meditation, mindfulness, and compassionate kindness (the 3 components of practical buddhism), you can eliminate suffering altogether.
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Each of articles below deal with a facet of eliminating suffering…
The Four Noble Truths – an excerpt from my book, The Practical Buddhist, on the Budhha’s four basic teachings
The Eight-fold Path – the path that ends all suffering; also an excerpt from the book
What’s Practical Buddhism? – a basic primer on what Practical Buddhism is all about.
How 3 Simple Practices Can Eliminate Suffering – Their role and affect in my own life.
How To Live Without Beliefs - Practical Buddhism is a belief-free concept and trust what we experience as reality.
The Importance of Asking the Big Questions – Asking the truly big questions can change your life; Practical Buddhism is about asking these question openly and honestly.
Sitting Quietly, Simply Being - This post is about how to begin a practice of sitting quietly and simply enjoying the present moment.
The Book That Started It All - for anyone searching for a more meaningful way of living and a clearer understanding of what it means to practice Buddhism without robe or ritual. It’s required reading to get the most from TPB.
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