In this conversation, we talk about putting mindfulness and Buddhism in context — the contexts in which they evolved, and in which they are currently practiced in the Western world.
Seth Zuiho Segall is a Zen priest in the White Plum Asanga and Zen Peacemaker Order lineages. He is a retired clinical psychologist who served for nearly three decades as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He is a former Director of Psychology at Waterbury Hospital, and a former President of the New England Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Seth’s publications include Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings (SUNY Press, 2003) as well as articles for Turning Wheel, Tricycle,and the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. He writes a monthly column for Mindfulness Research Monthly, and volunteers as a chaplain associate at White Plains Hospital. Seth’s blog,The Existential Buddhist contains over a hundred essays on Buddhist philosophy, ethics, history, art, meditation, and social engagement. He is currently working on a book on the enlightenment ideal in Western Buddhist modernism.
Published June 2019.