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David Loy

Dr. Loy has served as a Senior Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore from 1978 to 1984. Dr. Loy received his BA degree from Carleton College in Northfield , Minnesota , and his MA in Asian Philosophy from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu , Hawaii . Dr. Loy then pursued his PhD in Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Loy undertook a Zen journey in 1971 that included attending a session with Yamada Koun-Roshi in Honolulu , Hawaii . Dr. Loy then moved to Kamakura in 1985 to continue koan study, and in 1987 he completed the formal course of koan study and was recognized as a Zen sensei. His most recent publications include A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack (2002) and The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory in June 2003. Dr. Loy also sits on the editorial boards of Cultural Dynamics, Worldviews, Contemporary Buddhism, and the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.

Author's website: David Loy's Home Page

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