Version 2Seth Zuihō Segall is a Zen priest and psychologist who is the science writer for the Mindfulness Research Monthly and a contributing editor to Tricycle Magazine. He is a retired member of the clinical faculty of the Yale School of Medicine and a former Director of Psychology at Waterbury Hospital. He is affiliated with White Plains Zen and Boundless Way Zen of Westchester.  He received shukke tokudo in the White Plum Asanga and Zen Peacemaker Order lineages in 2016 from Daiken Nelson, Sensei. He is the author of Buddhism and Human Flourishing: A Modern Western Perspective (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings  (SUNY Press, 2003). and Living Zen: A Practical Guide to a Balanced Existence (Rockridge Press, 2020). He is not an authorized teacher and makes no special claims to knowledge or authority. You can visit his author page at He can be contacted at: [email protected]