Culadasa (John Yates)
Culadasa (John Yates, PhD) has practiced Buddhist meditation for over four decades. He is director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona, and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science.
After teaching physiology and neuroscience and working at the forefront of complementary healthcare education, physical medicine, and therapeutic massage, he retired from academia in 1996 to live a contemplative life in the wilderness of an old Apache stronghold.
Culadasa studied in both the Theravadin and Tibetan lineages, which gives him a broad and in-depth perspective on Buddhist teachings. He integrates these teachings with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give his students the opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.