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Sensei Alex Kakuyo

Sensei Alex Kakuyo

Sensei Alex Kakuyo is the North American Correspondent for BDG. He is a Buddhist teacher and breathwork facilitator. A former marine, he served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before finding the Dharma through a series of happy accidents. Sensei Alex holds a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College and his life's work is helping students to bridge the gap between the finite and the infinite. Using movement, meditation, and gratitude practices, he helps them find inner peace in every moment. Sensei Alex is the author of Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life (independently published 2020). His book and other writings can be found on his website: The Same Old Zen. His column, The Ordinary Buddhist, is published monthly.

Summer Heat

Sensei Alex Kakuyo meditates on the potential ease of this life and the value of putting in effort—both on and off the cushion

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The Beauty of Empty Pots

In Buddhist thought, emptiness plays an essential role in understanding the deepest truths of reality. In Buddhist practice, emptiness can create a powerful space for life and growth and so much more.

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