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Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Five Mountain Zen
Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile, Ph.D., is an ordained Zen monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. In his research career, he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and three books, focused primarily on how the media influence children and adolescents. He was named one of the Top 300 Professors in the United States by the Princeton Review. His approach focuses on how scientific psychology can help us to understand Buddhist philosophy, so that we can break free from the habits that bind us and live with ease. He is provost and professor at the Buddha Dharma University seminary. He studied personally with Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage, completed trainings at the multi-lineage Interdependence Project, and is currently under the guidance of Most Ven. Wonji Dharma. He is married to Jennifer Gentile, RYT200.

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