Modern thought on nonduality has a long and illustrious lineage. Just where and when people began having nondual experiences, talking about these experiences, and sketching out the philosophy of nondualism is a controversial topic: sure to offend everyone! It is a deliciously dualistic topic, in which no air quotes will be allowed. Join me for a fun, lively, and fascinating exchange."
Michael W. Taft has dedicated his life to exploring the possibilities of the brain. During the 1990s, he was Editorial Director of Sounds True, working to publish the most important spiritual and psychology teachers of the day. Since 2000, he has been a freelance book editor and writer, collaborating on such works as DreamTending (2009) with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat. Michael also co-wrote Ego: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity, due out in Fall 2011 from The Baumann Foundation’s NE Press.
Michael is fascinated by what evolution, neuroscience, biology, psychology, archeology, and technology can tell us about the human condition.
Michael is also a meditation teacher and spiritual counselor. He writes a meditation blog called Deconstructing Yourself.From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, he has been meditating for over twenty-five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael has studied for more than ten years with Shinzen Young, who trained him to teach. He currently lives with his partner Penelope in Berkeley, California.