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Baz2Are you a member of the media? I welcome the opportunity to share the TPB story with all media contacts and can be available for email, phone, or video interviews. Please send inquiries to barry@tpbuddhist.com.

Short Bio

Barry ‘Baz’ Morris is known as The Practical Buddhist and is the author of three books including the spiritual memoir, The Practical Buddhist: Buddhism Without the Robes & Ritual. He writes about how to eliminate suffering at TPBuddhist.com.

Medium Bio

Barry ‘Baz’ Morris is known as The Practical Buddhist and is the author of three books including the spiritual memoir, The Practical Buddhist: Buddhism Without the Robes & Ritual. He writes about how to eliminate suffering at TPBuddhist.com. Baz says that Practical Buddhism differs from mainstream Buddhist traditions in that it’s focused not on ceremony and ritual, but on three active practices that anyone can implement to eliminate suffering; they include meditation, mindfulness, and compassionate-kindness.

Longer Bio

Barry ‘Baz’ Morris is known as The Practical Buddhist and is the author of three books including, The Practical Buddhist: Buddhism Without the Robes & Ritual. He writes about how to eliminate suffering at TPBuddhist.com. Baz says that Practical Buddhism differs from the mainstream traditions of Buddhism in that it’s focused not on ceremony and ritual, but on three active practices that anyone can implement to eliminate suffering; they include meditation, mindfulness, and compassionate-kindness

A former minister, Baz left Big Religion following a divorce that left him all but shunned by his church friends and community. He spent a year examining every belief and principle he’d ever been taught and experienced  what he refers to as an existential awakening.  He came to the conclusion that none of his former beliefs were based in reality and that going forward he could only trust that which he could experience.

Baz read several books on Buddhism but found most traditions were heavily focused on ceremony and ritual, something he saw as extraneous and non-essential. He finally distilled what worked for him and called it Practical Buddhism, or as one interviewer put it, ‘Buddhism for the Real World.’ He published his spiritual memoir in 2012 and is currently writing a second book of essential essays for Practical Buddhists.

TPB3D-Book-TemplateThe Book

The Practical Buddhist is for anyone searching for a more meaningful way of living and a clearer understanding of what it means to practice Buddhism without robes, ceremony, or ritual.

My third book, it is tempered by over fifty years of inquiry, study, and direct experience. In this book, I write about the role religion plays in my life, society, and clearly explain what’s behind Practical Buddhism.

Written to explain a simpler, more accessible practice of Buddhism apart from the ceremonies and rituals, the narrative also touches on a personally revealing spiritual journey woven between dramatic life events that ultimately led me to a life of meaning and fulfillment.

Though I am an a-theist, this not a book that attacks religion nor does it level scorn at those who find comfort and personal meaning within it. Instead, it provides an honest account of my own experiences while gently encouraging others to embrace the spirit and practice of inquiry.

Though I hold no beliefs, I am convinced that It is only though self-examination that we can truly know our own heart and find ultimate truth.



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