According to the bio info provided by his organization,
Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel is one of the most renowned and accomplished teachers of Zen in the Western world. He was born in Brooklyn NY and grew up in Southern California where he was a champion swimmer and All-American water polo player. He earned a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and was a lifeguard and teacher before being ordained as a Zen monk under Zen Master Taizan Maezumi in 1973. He became Maezumi Roshi’s second Dharma Successor in 1980. In 1982 he began teaching throughout Europe and founded the international group he named the Kanzeon (Compassion) Sangha, with affiliates in France, Poland, Belgium, Germany, England, Malta, and the Netherlands.
There is a 4-week, online course with Roshi in March 2013. Cost of the course is $139 and my listeners can get a 10% discount by using the discount code of DRDAVE.
In 1999 Genpo Merzel created the Big Mind process, a method of self-investigation that blends Western psychology and the non-dual wisdom traditions of the East, and leads to more conscious and empowered living. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the U.S. and Europe have experienced the Big Mind process and have been helped by it. He is the author of five books, which have been translated into more than ten languages, most recently Big Mind, Big Heart: Finding Your Way, and numerous DVDs. He currently lives in Maui, Hawaii.
Check out the following Psychology CE Courses based on listening to Shrink Rap Radio interviews:
Jungian Psychotherapy Part 1 (6 CEUs)
Jungian Psychotherapy Part 2 (7 CEUs)
Jungian Psychotherapy Part 3 (7 CEUs)
Jungian Psychotherapy Part 4 (6 CEUs)
Jungian Psychotherapy Part 5 (7 CEUs)
Jungian Psychotherapy Package of the Five Above (33 CEUs)
Wisdom of The Dream (4 CEUs)
Positive Psychology (6 CEUs)
Pros and Cons of Positive Psychology (5 CEUs)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (32 CEUs)
Body-Mind: Goodbye to Dualism (6 CEUs)
Brain: Insights from Neuroscience (8 CEUs)
Meditation & Psychotherapy (8 CEUs)
Insights from Neuroscience (8 CEUs)
Neuroscience and Healing (8 CEUs)
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