Hi! I’m Tasshin! I’m an extremely online wandering quasi-monk on indefinite pilgrimage for the benefit of all beings. 💗
I live a simple life, dedicating my life to being of service, supported by the generosity of 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 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.
- Explore my blog (longform writing) and notebook (shorter essays, exploring new ideas or directions)
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel 🎥
- Subscribe to my podcast 🎙
- Subscribe to my newsletter 💌
- Follow me on Twitter 🐦
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. This whole process—seeing someone deeply, and helping them to live their vow—is something I refer to as empowerment.
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. You can learn more about the licensing for my writings and projects here.
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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