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Discovering Zen

Tzu Chi Center  |  September 15, 2023
Cafe James Austin
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Zen Buddhism is often referenced in popular media, yet for many of us the practice may remain abstract. Despite searching for a quiet mind, we might find our worlds even louder in our attempts at peace

In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to welcome Dr. James Austin. A Professor of Neurology and seasoned author, Dr. Austin has written all about the human brain and the lasting benefits of Zen Buddhism

Join us for this insightful deep dive into the Zen practice, mindfulness, and how to get there when tranquility feels so far away. 

About Our Guest

James H. Austin is an American neurologist and author. 

Neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner, Austin is Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the Univ. of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and courtesy Professor of Neurology, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

He is the author of the book Zen and the Brain. It establishes links between the neurophysiology of the human brain and the practice of meditation, and won the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize for 1998.[1] He has written five sequels: Zen-Brain Reflections (2006), Selfless Insight (2009), Meditating Selflessly (2011), Zen-Brain Horizons (2014) and Living Zen Remindfully (2016).

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