Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, is a mindfulness teacher trained in the Vipassana tradition by Shinzen Young. She is also a psychologist, speaker, writer, Jungian analyst with a full-time practice, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont. She came to psychology and Jungian training through the doorway of Buddhist practice, taking formal Zen vows in 1971.
Young-Eisendrath is author of 14 books that have been translated into more than 20 languages, including The Resilient Spirit, Women and Desire, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and The Self-Esteem Trap. She lives in Worcester, Vermont, where she leads the Waysmeet Sangha.