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.

Learning How to Suffer

As we work for awakening, Sensei Alex Kakuyo advises us that we cannot eliminate suffering, but instead we can learn to accept it as it arises

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Starting the Lawn Mower

BDG North American Correspondent Sensei Alex Kakuyo brings his Buddhist practice into daily life, where things don’t always go as planned

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What Is the Purpose of Life?

Rather than fixating on the question, we may find that basic Buddhist practices such as kindness and compassion will naturally lead us to a life of purpose

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