Introducing Erik Storlie...
I began a practice of Zen sitting meditation in 1964 with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. After Suzukis death, I studied with Dainin Katagiri Roshi, helping to found the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, where I still occasionally lecture and teach meditation.
Having retired from some thirty
years of teaching English and Humanities at Minneapolis
Community and Technical College, I now devote my
time to writing and teaching meditation. I do not
base my teaching on any particular religious or
philosophical affiliation but simply on twenty
years of study with Suzuki and Katagiri and another
seventeen of practice.
My book Nothing on my Mind, Berkeley, LSD, Two Zen Masters (Shambhala 1996) recounts the early psychedelic culture of Berkeley in 1964-1965, and the process by which I and many counterculture types were upended by psychedelic experience and began practicing yoga and zen. My academic credentials include an M.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in English and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.
You are welcome to contact me via email and I will do my best to respond within a few weeks