Who is Roger Walsh?

Roger Walsh graduated with first-class honors from the University of Queensland with degrees in psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine, while he worked as a circus acrobat and held world records in high diving and the trampoline. He went to Stanford University as a Fulbright scholar and passed licensing exams in medicine, psychology, and psychiatry before moving to the University of California at Irvine where he is currently professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology. His initial research and writings were in the area of neuroscience and received multiple national and international awards.

Initially extremely skeptical of all things religious and spiritual, he found his attitudes challenged and changed after he tried meditation for himself. He began to research meditation and related areas and to write extensively on topics such as spirituality and psychological well-being. His text on meditation received the Outstanding Academic Book of 1984 Award, while his book, Paths Beyond Ego was a "Transformational Books" finalist and was listed among Common Boundary's One Hundred Most Influential Psycho-spiritual Books of the Century. All told, his writings and research have received over twenty national and international awards, while his teaching has received one national award and he has been six times voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year by students at the University of California.

Walsh's written works include:

Essential Spirituality
(John Wiley & Sons, 2000)

Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision (with Frances Vaughan, Ed., and John Mack)
(J. P. Tarcher, 1993)

Accept This Gift: Selections from a Course in Miracles (with Frances Vaughan, Ed., and Marianne Williamson)
(J. P. Tarcher, 1992)

A Gift of Peace: Selections from a Course in Miracles (with Frances Vaughan, Ed., and Marianne Williamson)
(J. P. Tarcher, 1992)

Roger has appeared on Integral Naked:

Towards an Integral Ethics. Part 2. Practicing an Ethical Life.3/27/2006
Relieve Suffering, Free Ourselves2/27/2006
Towards an Integral Ethics. Part 1. Thinking Vertically.1/30/2006
Enlightened Self-Interest9/5/2005
Wisdom Questions as Koans7/25/2005
The Box that Tonglen Built7/18/2005
Ethics as Mindtraining5/16/2005
Is Guilt Necessary for a Mature Human Being?4/25/2005
Making Friends with Your Mind3/21/2005
How Do I Start Karma Yoga?1/24/2005
The Essence of Karma Yoga12/20/2004
Advice to a Young Man on the Spiritual Path…. Part 2. The Many Flavors of Enlightened Awareness.11/15/2004
Advice to a Young Man on the Spiritual Path.... Part 1. Returning to Earth.7/12/2004
8 Minutes to Equanimity4/26/2004
10 Minutes to Recontact Sacred Breath4/19/2004
10 Minutes to an Eternal Perspective4/12/2004