Hi! I’m Tasshin! I’m an extremely online wandering quasi-monk on indefinite pilgrimage for the benefit of all beings. 💗
I have three main endeavors: spreading love, following my curiosity, and empowering others.
Loving kindness, or mettā, is a meditation technique where you intentionally cultivate positive, happy, loving thoughts and feelings: thoughts of good will towards yourself and others, and feelings of happiness, unconditional love, joy, and care. Loving kindness is relatively easy, extremely enjoyable – even blissful – and it can genuinely change your life.
- Learn about Loving Kindness: Practicing Love 📝
- Read the draft of my book: The Path of Love 📝
- Practice Mettā with Tasshin (live): Saturday Night Mettā 📆
- Practice Mettā with Tasshin (recordings): Recordings 🎧
- Take the 30 Day Mettā Challenge 💗
I explore my curiosity through my reading, writing, and conversations. It’s hard to know in advance where following my curiosity will lead me – but typically it ends up somewhere enjoyable, fascinating, and – I believe – beneficial for the world.
To me, people are sacred, and conversations are worship. I find that everyone is endlessly fascinating if you know how to watch and listen and ask questions. My podcast is a way to explore this fascination with people, and share that with the world.
The Reach Truth podcast is a long-form interview and talk show that tries to understand the character and mission of its guests, and to bring awareness to good people, good projects, and good ideas.
Themes vary based on the guest, but recurring themes include: spirituality, technology, the environment, society, psychology, self-help, movement practices.
Here are a few of my favorite episodes:
- Libraries and Friendship with Visakan Veerasamy
- Flirting and Wisdom with Ms G
- Posting and Vibing with Rival Voices
- Materialism and Metatherapy with Qiaochu Yuan
I write about meditation, Buddhism, productivity, strategy, and more. My gold standard for my writing is to “write the piece I wish I’d read when I became interested in the topic.” I want to leave the breadcrumbs I wish I’d found. Here’s where to find my writing:
- Twitter: kind, introspective, curious, playful tweets and threads 🐦
- Newsletter: cozy, vulnerable, inspiring, irregular updates 💌
- Notebook: shortform, rougher pieces exploring new topics ✍🏻
- Blog Posts: longform writing with stories and in-depth, “unreasonably long” introductions to topics I’m interested in
Here are some of my blog posts and other resources that I think are my best:
- An Introduction to Buddhism
- Meditation Tips for a Lifetime of Practice
- Practicing Love
- The Benefits of Standing Meditation
- Monastic Strategy
- The Art of Alliances
- The Strategic Theory of John Boyd
- Burja Mapping Series
- The Punk Strategy Guide to the Logical Thinking Process
I aspire to see and bring out the best in all beings. This involves perceiving who people are as accurately as I can; seeing the best in them; understanding their strengths, weaknesses, growth edges, service projects; and then taking actionable steps to empower them to serve others: coaching, networking, fundraising, etc.
Creative Commons 💼
I like to use Creative Commons as much as possible for my projects. I want to benefit as many people as possible, and Creative Commons is a wonderful vehicle for enabling that.
I prefer to use non-commercial licenses for anything that is related to the Dharma or spirituality, because the Dharma and spiritual teachings should be free for all.
By default, my podcast recordings are licensed with a CC BY 2.0 license, although in some cases guests have asked to use alternative licenses for specific episodes.
Original writing on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
Where I use or cite other authors or creators, it is under fair use, and copyright is retained by the original creators, unless an alternative CC license is mentioned.
Support My Work 🙇♂️
Generosity makes my life and work possible. You can support my work through Patreon. Thank you! May this work benefit all beings. 🙏
“All who act upon their highest motivations become a power for good.”Peace Pilgrim
My name, Tasshin (達真) means to reach or achieve truth. You can pronounce it “toss shin” (that’s the Americanized pronunciation) or “toss sheen” (the Japanese pronunciation). I received this name in 2018, when I took bodhisattva vows with my teachers Shinzen Young and Soryu Forall.
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