I'm married, have two young children, and teach high school English in central New Jersey. I'm also an aspiring author. My favorite Buddhist teachers include Seung Sahn, Mazu, Chinul, Zongmi, and of course, the Buddha himself. I am very interested in nonduality in general, and draw inspiration from awakened Advaita Vedanta masters like Papaji, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, and Sri Ramana Maharshi.
I have written two books about contemplative practice, both available on Amazon: Neti-Neti Meditation and Brand-Name Zen.
"Original Mind" represents our true nature--nondual Awareness--which is complete, perfect, lacking nothing. It's a common phrase used by Mazu, one of my favorite Zen ancestors.
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