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Roger Walsh

Roger Walsh MD, Ph.D. DHL is professor emeritus of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California. His research focusses on topics such as meditation, psychological wellbeing, wisdom, and our global crises.

His books include Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices, The World of Shamanism, and The World’s Great Wisdom. His research and writings have received over twenty national and international awards, while his teaching has received one national and six university awards. He is a student, researcher, and teacher of contemplative traditions, and an authorized lama in Tibetan Buddhism. With John Dupuy, he cohosts the podcast Deep Transformation: Self-Society-Spirit with listeners in over 130 countries,

His more curious careers include having been a circus acrobat, and having had an extremely brief and unsuccessful career as a standup comedian.

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