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Jay Michaelson is a journalist, meditation teacher, and author.   He is a teacher and editor at Ten Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform, and a contributor to New York Magazine, having previously been a columnist for The Daily Beast for eight years.  Jay is the author of nine books and worked as an LGBT activist for ten years.

Jay holds a Ph.D. in religion from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and is authorized to teach in a Theravadan Buddhist lineage.  He is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary and a research fellow at the Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion.

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