Michael W. Taft
Michael W. Taft is an author and meditation teacher. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, he has been meditating for over thirty 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.
Michael 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 co-wrote (with Peter Baumann) Ego: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity. He is also editing a book on meditation by Shinzen Young for Sounds True.
Michael is fascinated by what evolution, neuroscience, biology, psychology, archeology, and technology can tell us about the human condition. He currently lives in Berkeley, California.