Erik Storlie, PhD, MA, BA

Graduate Faculty and MBSR Instructor, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Erik Storlie

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Graduate Faculty and MBSR Instructor, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)


Summary

Erik F. Storlie, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., teaches courses and leads retreats for the Center that approach meditation as both intellectual inquiry and practical discipline of body, mind, and spirit.

Dr. Storlie began a practice of sitting meditation in 1964 with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. After Suzuki's death in 1971, he studied with Dainin Katagiri Roshi until 1983, helping to found the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in 1973. For the last fifteen years, he has led retreats and given instruction in meditation, assisting students to develop mastery of meditation practice without reference to particular religious forms.

Dr. Storlie retired from full-time college teaching in English, Composition, and Humanities in 2000.

Expertise

Meditation and Mindfulness, Zen and Puritanism, Composition

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Meditation – mastery for health and well-being
Meditation – historical, cultural, and scientific background
Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Publications

Nothing on my Mind: Berkeley, LSD, Two Zen Masters (Shambhala 1996)

Asking Good Questions, Getting Good Writing: A Teacher's Handbook (Minnesota State Community College System 1985)

Zen On Ice (Quest Winter 1998 )

Earth's Original Face (Shambhala Sun March 2001)

Sawtooth Sesshin (Shambhala Sun March 2002).

Teaching

Courses

CSpH 5225, Beginning Meditation, 2 graduate credits

CSpH 5226, Advanced Meditation, 1 graduate credit

CSpH 3201, Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 2 undergraduate credits