angry, tattooed monk

angry, tattooed monk

zen, photography, & the musings of an angry, tattooed monk

hello. i am daishin stephenson.

photograph of dashin from behind walking down a cobbled street.

i am an american-born new scot from the desert of central arizona, now making my home in glasgow. philosopher by training, i am also a gardener, photographer, video artist, painter, poet, and zen buddhist monk. my first book, from outside into the cave, is a small collection of my poems and paintings. my poetry is published regularly at buddhistdoor teahouse. i am a radical feminist, an ecosocialist, a privacy advocate, and a passionate supporter of scottish independence. my other passions include urban ecology, public transport, the right to green spaces, social housing and universal healthcare.

a scan of daishin's teacher chop