Right Livelihood and Minimalism

Reducing our needs and wants grants us greater flexibility, so that we have more control over how we earn a living. A revised version of this essay is collected in the book Eightfold Minimalism: Essays from A Minimalist Abroad, now available from Amazon. There are a lot of interpretations regarding what constitutes Right Livelihood. Buddhist…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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