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

Latest from John Pappas

September 25, 2011

Buddhists, racism & the selective application of local ordinances.

September 11, 2011

NY Event: 9/11 Floating Lanterns Buddhist/Interfaith Remembrance Ceremony

August 5, 2011

Buddhist Parenting 101.

August 1, 2011

Three Monks Named Mu ~ A poem on emptiness for children

July 17, 2011

The Top Ten Dalai Lama Quotes…Mistranslated.

June 30, 2011

A Child’s Prayer of Loving-Kindness

June 21, 2011

No god, no soul in Buddhism. ~ D.T. Suzuki

May 30, 2011

Zen meets South Park [Animations]

May 20, 2011

The Zen of Same Sex Marriage.

May 14, 2011

A Guide to Buddhist Parenting.

April 28, 2011

Embrace the Household Life; Drop Enlightenment.

April 6, 2011

Zen Temple Promoting Same Sex Marriage in Japan.

April 1, 2011

Genpo Roshi releases new translation of Kama Sutra. [April Fool’s Day edition]

March 18, 2011

How to Read the Heart Sutra to Children.

March 6, 2011

Buddhism and Reproductive Rights.