Founded in 2010, The Existential Buddhist explores Buddhist philosophy, ethics, history, psychology, art, meditation, and social activism from a naturalized,  pragmatic, eudaimonic, and cosmopolitan perspective.


“Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another’s seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, ‘The monk is our teacher.’ Kalamas, when you yourselves know: ‘These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,’ enter on and abide in them.

The Kalama Sutta  (Soma Thera, trans.)