Ethical Conduct and Minimalism

  Ethical conduct and minimalism means doing less of the wrong things, and creating the opportunity to do more of the right ones. A revised version of this essay is collected in the book Eightfold Minimalism: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available from Amazon. Wisdom is foundational because it’s about understanding what we should…

Right Intention and Minimalism

We need to stop making excuses, face reality, and begin to end suffering so we can find happiness. A revised version of this essay is collected in the book Eightfold Minimalism: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available from Amazon. The second component of wisdom, and the second element of the Noble Eightfold Path, is…

Right View and Minimalism

Right View is about getting rid suffering in order to create more space for happiness. A revised version of this essay is collected in the book Eightfold Minimalism: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available from Amazon. The first component of wisdom, and the first element of the Noble Eightfold Path, is Right View. It…

Eightfold Minimalism: Introduction

How Buddhism’s Middle Path dovetails with the minimalist goal of getting rid of things you don’t need to make room for what you do. A revised version of this essay is collected in the book Eightfold Minimalism: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available from Amazon. My path into minimalism went hand-in-hand with my discovery…

Why I Write About Minimalism

A revised and updated version of this essay can be found in The Misunderstood Minimalist: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available at Amazon! The first time I started a blog was in 1996, before the word blog had even been coined. It was simply a website that I started and updated regularly. I wanted…