James Austin: MA

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James Austin MD has spent most of his years as an academic neurologist, first at the University of Oregon Medical School, and later at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. His cultural background includes the first sabbatical spent in New Delhi, India, and the second spent in Kyoto, Japan. There he began Zen meditative training in 1974 with Kobori-Roshi, a Rinzai Zen master. His early research was in areas of clinical neurology, neuropathology, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology. He has since developed a keen interest in the experimental designs and findings of investigators who are studying meditation and related states of consciousness. His latest MIT Press book, is Selfless Insight; Zen and the Meditative Transformations of Consciousness. The others include: Zen-Brain Reflections, Zen and the Brain, and Chase, Chance, and Creativity; The Lucky Art of Novelty.

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