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Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of five books and two hundred articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice. ¬†His new book,¬†Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment, ¬†was published in October, 2013, by North Atlantic Books.¬†Other books include God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, an Amazon.com bestseller and Lambda Literary Award finalist;¬†Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism;¬†and Another Word for Sky: Poems.
In addition to his writing, Jay is a longtime LGBT activist who has held positions at the Arcus Foundation, Political Research Associates, and Nehirim. Jay‚Äôs work in this area has been featured on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times, ¬† and Jay has been included on the Forward 50 list of the most influential American Jews and the Huffington Post’s list of leading LGBT religious voices.
Dr. Michaelson holds a J.D. from Yale, a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University,¬†a B.A. from Columbia, and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence. ¬†He has also trained extensively in Theravadan Buddhism, including several long retreats in the United States and Nepal. ¬†Jay has held teaching positions at Boston University Law School, Harvard Divinity School, City College of New York, and Yale University, and is currently an adviser to the Varieties of Meditative Experience project at Brown University.