I have a BS in computer engineering, an MS in electrical engineering, and a PhD in bioengineering. During my PhD, I did research on epilepsy and thought about the brain a lot. I’ve done the six figure software development thing, too, mostly on the backend. I haven’t studied under under a meditation teacher from a traditional lineage. I haven’t been authorized to teach by another teacher. I am not “classically enlightened” as per the traditional texts (though that’s a thing you really can do, minus all the metaphysical baggage). I’ve been meditating since about 2003, with a lot of body awareness stuff and attention exercises going back before that. I have lots of strong opinions, loosely held. This is what I think about spiritual stuff:
Please read widely, try stuff out, look into as many meditation teachers as you have time for, learn from everyone and everything, and form your own opinions.
I’ve been meditating not-too-much and reading my brains out for over a decade. This blog isn’t meant to be authoritative. I’m just some guy who is doing this thing, and here are my impressions. Your feedback, questions, concerns, suggestions are greatly appreciated.