Alex Kakuyo

Alex Kakuyo

Alex Kakuyo 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.  Alex holds a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College and his life’s work is helping students bridge the gap between the finite and the infinite.  Using movement, meditation, and gratitude practices he helps them find inner peace in every moment.  Alex is the author of Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life.

Recent Articles

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The Ticking Watch Meditation to Overcome Negative Thoughts

Sensei Alex Kakuyo shares a practice to work with suffering by calming the mind one second at a time.

Confessions of a Hungry Ghost

Sensei Alex Kakuyo on finding refuge in the present moment.

“I Take Refuge in Amida Buddha”

The Pure Land is right here, right now, says Sensei Alex Kakuyo. Chanting the nembutsu can help you see that.

She Who Hears the Cries of Marines

As ex-Marine Alex Kakuyo laments a war he can no longer believe in, he turns for help to the bodhisattva Kannon and the buddha Amida.

The Buddhist Pureland and Living Under Curfew

With his city under curfew following protests for George Floyd, Sensei Alex Kakuyo takes a walk and is stopped by police.