• Ben Ellis

So we've made it a part of our practice to just not tell the negative as much. We steer away from criticism and instead direct our light towards the positive. On one hand, that just feels better. On the other, there's already so much negativity out there, someone is bound to right what we'd wanna say anyway.

In Comes This


For those of y'all following the Bunker Buddies story this far. We're just about the opposite of a capitalism problem having left our podcast network, MaxFun, to have more direct control over what we put out there and interact with you, the audience.

It starts off giving a background on the theme with this.

The number of Americans who’ve tried meditation has tripled since 2012. And many are doing a specific practice with Buddhist roots called mindfulness, which involves directing your attention to your experience in the present moment with kindness and without judgment.

We personally love meditation and have even created a new fun form of it called Mind Adventures in our episode here.

Now, the mindfulness in and of itself isn't the bad thing, but like many topics we discuss on the podcast, it is a fix for a symptom, not the disease itself. It's a really good band-aid but we've got a major arterial wound here. The practice of meditation in many Buddhist communities is not to relieve stress, that's a nice byproduct, but to reach inner enlightenment.

In mindfulness, you focus on your breathing and you’re noticing your thoughts as they come and go. What I’m suggesting is that we expand on this and begin to identify where those thoughts are coming from.

In much the same way, we want our listeners to feel comfortable diving deep into their inner selves. We want you to swim in the sea of your own unknown and feel more positive and comfortable with it. Yes, we could worry about where those thoughts are coming from, or we could just skip ahead to what we really want. The thoughts to be positive, for them to bring about more joy, love, and spiritualism in our life.

What happens next? That's what we're brining about. A destigmatization of that personal inner quest. A societal change to appreciate the journey within. For that to take place we have to be more comfortable with the unknowns within our reality and our willingness to openly share what we each find there.

So let's all look inward, not for the benefits of a better life, but purely for the benefits of searching into the unknown. Then when we find something new. Let's fill it up with positivity and light.

  • Ben Ellis

Hey y'all! I'm super excited for this new section of our website!

Ben, Dogs, #spacebus

I'll tell you what, this road to where we are now with Bunker Buddies has been an absolute journey in the best of ways. We're really in the Jeremy Bearimy timeline here!

We know that we're aiming to do something different and with that comes a windy road of an adventure. We could talk about the debt that we're racking up, the drops in listeners, or the struggle to confidently share our thoughts and opinions.


No, this new Bunker Buddies is about making the conscious decision to share hope. So nothing new here (still hope and cheesecake). We're focusing on the SATORI STORIES.

time for a little terminology

In our latest podcast episodes we've been using the words Kensho & Satori quite a bit. So let's bring y'all up to speed. During our winter deep internal dive we stumbled upon a Bruce Lee documentary on the bonus disk of the Enter the Dragon DVD. (I'm telling you, we went deep)

Bruce Lee wasn't just a fighter, he was a philosopher as well. He, much like the Bunker Buddies, taught a practice of martial arts that was less of a specific practice and more of an encouragement to learn as much as possible and confidently make your own style. His dojo was no dojo. Instead, the dojo was always inside each individual person.

Ok so we've got our own personal dojo going, what's next?

We keep learning through our experiences.

So let's go out into the world and learn! We learn all the time out in the world from our natural experiences. Don't believe me? Just get a puppy and watch how it continually experiments with the world around it to learn how to operate in it.

Andie just got this cute little guy so puppy examples are on my mind.

This little guy gleefully tries out his world around him to see how it works. Kinda like little experiments. Only, he experiments a little bit differently than most of us humans out in the world.

You see, us humans love the tale of personal struggle and learning from it. The tales of rags to riches, struggle to success, from the bottom now we here. This is learning through pain. KENSHO

The puppy is a little bit different. He's a joy machine. Literally throwing himself into the world in a constant search for joy. When he finds joy, he plays in joy. When there's no longer joy, he searches for more joy. He's learning through positivity. SATORI

This is the direction the Bunker Buddies are going in. The direction of the light. The direction that takes us away from the apocalypse and leads us to more fun in the world.

So we could talk about our struggles, and we will from time to time (we're not perfect) just like the old Bunker Buddies. But, wouldn't it be more fun to talk about the positive?

We think so, and based on the absolutely beautiful responses we've already gotten from listeners y'all are too. So let's find more joy in the world and share it with others.


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