Reverend Danny Fisher declared Hottest Male Buddhist Blogger of 2009.

Via John Pappas
on Jan 4, 2010
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Update: Danny Fisher’s Acceptance Speech.

Update! Vote overturned! Waylon Lewis, declared winner, caught reading Koran, Bible, and generally believing in external God! Reverend Danny Fisher declared the Winner of Hottest Buddhist Blogger 2009!

Update: Vote called, 1201 MST, Waylon Lewis wins! (See screen capture at bottom)

Update: winner of 2009 Hottest Male Buddhist Blogger ends Wednesday Jan 6th at Noon. Support your Man! Will be announced via twitter here and here.

Vote for the Best Buddhist Blogger Lady 2009 ends Thursday Jan 7 at Noon. Support your fave!

I was sitting at work sipping my tea and thinking about some of the recent blogs concerning women in Buddhism and sexual harassment in Yoga and though that it was getting rather serious (which is a good thing) but I wanted to take it someplace funny for a moment.  Then, it popped into my head

“If all the male Buddhist Bloggers were in a beauty pageant who would win?”

I know its a crazy concept but what can I say?  A weekend shift at the Library will do that to ya!  So, it works like this – I will list some of the Best Looking Male Buddhist Bloggers (IMHO) and below it insert a poll for you readers to vote!  So Vote Early and Often on which of these bloggers will enter G.L.O.B. [Gorgeous Lads Of the Buddhobloggosphere]

Remember, have fun with it!  Add some others in the comments if I missed some good ones.  These fellas spread the Dharma like mad and its a fun way of increasing some exposure.  I am also listing a few of my favorite female Buddhist Bloggers (although I will probably skip the Beauty Pageant angle).

GetAttachmentThe Reverend Danny Fisher ~ “I’m just a Buddhist Minister trying to benefit being. That’s all. Like anybody else, I’m also just trying to wake up. My role as a minister is simply about service. I see it as my responsibility to be avaliable to fellow practitioners of all traditions. This could mean teaching dharma if I am asked, or offering spiritual care and counseling. This could also mean pushing a broom in the Buddha Hallm or volunteering to help a neighboring temple of community that needs assistance. That’s all.”

paul_newmanKyle – The Reformed Buddhist ~ “Maybe we can see that right intention or pure motive is really no motive at all. Is it possible to free our minds completely in this modern age with all its complexities and detail? Perhaps not, but wouldn’t it be worth it to look and see for ourselves? Understanding is not learned, but only realized.”

george_clooney_swimmingNate – Precious Metal ~ “I was involved with a Death Metal band, Leukorrhea, for 8 years before life took it’s course and my career and “spiritual path” came to fruition.I am just a guy trying to have some fun, help a few people and raise some awareness on issues I think ought to be raised. Have fun while you’re here and feel free to leave comments and interact!”

jsJohn – Sweep the Dust, Push the Dirt ~ “I am a Zen Buddhist practitioner from the humble stretches of the South Jersey lowlands who is currently an expatriate to the Great Plains of South Dakota – Buddhist Purgatory.  I suffer and, well, thats it – I suffer.  You suffer.  We all suffer but in our own practice we can alleviate some of that suffering.”

bradpitt01Vince Horn – Buddhist Geeks & Numinous Nosense ~ “Vince Horn does his best to live as a modern monk. He spends part of his time in silence, meditating, introspecting, and pushing the bounds of spiritual development. The rest of the year he engages in the world, where he works primarily with spiritual media, writes for various online media sources, and barely manages to stay on top of his laundry. Fortunately his wife, and spiritual partner, Emily supports him with all of the above.”

stewartRod Meade Sperry – The Worst Horse & Shambhala Sunspace ~ “Rod Meade Sperry is the Shambhala Sun’s editor of web publications, and the brain behind, a site that has lovingly (and somewhat irreverently) documented the intersection of Buddhism, pop-culture, and subculture since 2005.”

elvisEthan Nichtern – The Interdependence Project & One City Blog ~ “Ethan Nichtern is the author of the acclaimed book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Publications, 2007) and is currently finishing a novel….He is the founding director of the Interdependence Project and the host of the I.D. Project’s popular weekly podcast (available on iTunes). He is currently on the part-time faculty of Eugene Lang College at New School University in NYC, where he teaches Buddhism. Ethan lectures regularly at universities and venues around the country on Buddhism, meditation, contemporary culture, and activism.”

jeff_goldblumRohan Gunatillake – 21Awake & Hear&Now Project ~ “first encouraged to explore Buddhist meditation on a Tuesday evening in Oxford by a monk of Chinese/Jamaican/Canadian origin who was ordained in Sri Lanka. My practice’s centre of gravity lies near the Theravadan and vipassana traditions and…In 2007 I spent a five month period training at various monasteries and centres in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand – a period which demonstrated to me the incredible value of practising in the root countries of whatever tradition you’re into. Fresh angles, special connections and mosquitoes abound.”

jon stewart toplessWaylon Lewis – Elephant Journal & Waylon Enterprises Inc. ~ “Waylon Lewis, a second generation American Buddhist or “Dharma Brat,” is the founder of elephant journal and “elevision,” an online video talk show that’s raked in 200,000 views in its first year. A passionate environmentalist, 365-day bike commuter, mediocre climber and lazy yogi, Waylon’s working to become the Jon Stewart of the next greeneration”

Well, there we are!  And what handsome bunch they are.

Cheers, John Photos: [slide] The Buddhist New Media Man Poll:

Also check out my list of Best Female Buddhist Bloggers!

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About John Pappas

John Pappas is a struggling Zen practitioner with a slight Vajrayana palate (but he won't admit it) stumbling between the relative and absolute through the Buddhist Purgatory otherwise known as the Great Plains of South Dakota. Emerging writer, librarian and aspiring hungry ghost, John spews his skewed perception of the dharma all over his personal blog, Subtle Dharma Mouth Punch as well as on the ephemeral Elephant Journal and occasionally (while having no artistic ability to speak of) on Dharma/Arte. John also loves tacos, homebrew, yoginis and obscure Cthulhu references. You can follow him on twitter under the handle @zendustzendirt


71 Responses to “Reverend Danny Fisher declared Hottest Male Buddhist Blogger of 2009.”

  1. I'm going with Ethan or Rohan.

  2. jdizzle says:

    Umm, Rod Meade Sperry…duh.

  3. Laura says:

    dude. Clearly Rod.

  4. Kyle says:

    Dude, that ain't me!! I'm much sexier than that guy.

  5. ann says:

    Danny – because he's steadfast, and he makes me laugh (in a good way!)

  6. Amy Renner says:

    I'm not sure he's a Buddhist, but how could you leave out Bob Tzu at Ooooh… I want to rub his head with oil!

  7. Jamie G. says:

    How could you forget James Ure of the Buddhist Blog!!!

  8. oh man! all of the above? ALL of the above!!!

  9. Benjamin says:

    VINCE! Numinous nonsense, Buddhist Geeks, and tough questions on ALL dharma fronts. GO VINCE!!!

  10. Nikki Chau says:

    Hey, women in yoga have to wear spandex push-up pants and contort our bodies in all sorts of weird positions (oh look, there goes your attention… hmm.. positions…), and the guys here merely have to show their profile pictures? How about some kind of walk-off?

    Also, you left out C, "the man, the mortal, the sex-object, the hero…"

    Oh, and I totally second Amy Renner. Bob Tzu's head is so seksi. And those glasses? Hawwwwt.

  11. john says:

    James is an ex officio member of the club!

  12. john says:

    You are but if I included you the sexy-weter would have crashed the WordPress Poll Plug-in and then Waylon would have yelled at me! 😀

  13. john says:

    I'll have to include Bob Tzu next year! I left out C4chaos to be fair to everyone else!

    A walk off is fine….maybe via Skype?

  14. baranara says:

    Dang! I tried to vote for sexy Dan Fisher twice but the site politely told me they already counted my vote!

  15. Kyle says:

    This is just payback for my Blogger Beefcake post…I knew it….well, at least youre tied with me!

  16. susan says:

    what is with the 5 o'clock shadow hair? looks good on no one. if you switched up vince, ethan, and rod, no one would know.

  17. well, in my case, it's called "making the best of going bald."

  18. john says:

    LOL! Then go hairy and vote for me!

  19. Chelsea says:

    It would be nice for the hot Buddhist women of the world if you would include a mention of the status of these attractive Buddhist gentleman. Instead of the typical single or married designation, you should be sure to include a celibate category as well. 😀

  20. Tanya says:

    Rod the Horse Man. And Waylon …but comments don't count, eh?

  21. John says:

    For the purposes of this post lets go with all of them being available and rady to party!

    Maybe next time we could have a Buddhist Blogger date auction!

  22. Nikki Chau says:

    Oooh, what would that include? Could we bid on you guys? Could we have a spin-off? Like a… A Date With A Hot Buddhist Auction? Proceeds go to… um… an enormous supply of Vicotin to dip Brit Hume in?

  23. Another idea: a dirty calendar (with all proceeds going to charity, of course).

  24. John says:

    I am so down with that! Can we invite Pat Buchanan to pose with Kyle!

  25. Kyle says:… Pat Buchanan was not my idea of hitting the big time, but hey it gets the message out. Sexy, huh?

  26. Wait, you nominated yourself? I smell cheating! 🙂

  27. The Reverend is a photo of (Buddhist) Richard Gere, this is cheating! Though…Danny himself is beloved by all, a ladykiller, a spiritual Lothario.

  28. Yah, we tried to include Danny's actual photo, too, and our entire site crashed, so many fans were clicking.

  29. A sit-off might be more appropriate, though I fidget all the time and would lose.

  30. bitterroot says:

    Speciesism! I don't see no boar badgers in the runnin.

  31. Fine. I'm going with Nate or Rod.

  32. JayGaddis says:

    This would have been a fun post had you actually put these cats real photos in there. Kinda stupid to put in real shots of some of them and not others. What were you trying to prove on that one?

  33. I salvaged your honor in my post today, Oh stripped One. 🙂

  34. I don't think John was trying to make a particular point with the pictures. I sent the Gere picture to John as a joke, and he joked on me by actually using it. I'm guessing something similar happened with Kyle.

  35. Kyle says:

    LOL I think John ws just being funny Jay. 🙂

  36. Maggie says:

    That's a bad picture of Ethan Nichtern.

    He's gorgeous!

    And how did Richard Gere get on your list?

  37. John says:

    Trying to prove that I didn't have enough time to be completely funny….or completely serious!

  38. John says:

    I tried to find a good picture of Sting to use for Waylon but it is a rare find…

  39. Adam says:

    Ummm….. what about the Zennist?

  40. I'll put in one of Paul Newman from Hud, or Redford…Cary Grant…must win…

  41. It's in John's contract to put Richard in every list.

  42. Elvis? The King not the figure skater!

  43. mistressothepit says:

    John is soooooo the hottie on here! I know he has a sweet sweet ass, and who doesn't love a man in a cowboy hat 😉

  44. John says:

    Only could find that one picture. If you say his name three times he appears (@mujaku, @mujaku….)

  45. John says:

    Six freakin' votes! I get 6!

    Damn you Rev Danny and your sweet, innocent looks and dreamy blue(?) eyes! I shake my fat fist at you!

  46. I was going to vote for you but then I saw the updated pix of Ethan… and Rod… damn! Now what do I do?! OK… logging off and back on in my alter ego…

  47. John says:

    Check out the picture for Waylon….thats a top-less Jon Steward! Stunning!

  48. okay, the continual shift to all phony photos is way too good.