The Origin of Human Nature: A Zen Buddhist Looks at Evolution

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Author Albert Low

Albert Low is 80 years of age and was a business executive for the first half of his life employed as a senior human resource executive in South Africa and later in Canada. In Canada he was responsible for introducing a new way of company organization and he lectured widely on creativity in management.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy and was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree by
Queen's University, Ontario for academic achievement and community service. 

He has practiced Zen Buddhism intensely for 40 years. In 1976 he retired from the business world to study and teach Zen Buddhism on a full time basis. He spent three years on the staff of the Rochester Zen Center. He has been the teacher and director of the
Montreal Zen Centre since 1979. 

When human resource executive he studied in particular the management theories of the Tavistock Institute and the theories of Elliot Jaques and Lord Wilfred Brown of the Glacier Metal Industry.  He is very widely read in Western and Eastern philosophy and psychology and Western science, and has spent many years as a psychological counselor. 

He has given many TV and radio broadcasts, has written numerous articles for magazines and, because of this, is well known in Europe, Australia and throughout North America.

Albert Low is an internationally published author of many books, including "Zen and Creative Management" which sold 75,000 copies and "Invitation to Practice Zen", which is now in its thirteenth printing.  He is currently Director of the Montreal Zen Centre, where he has over 200 students, many of whom are doctors, psychiatrists and university professors.