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Albert William Low is an authorized Zen master, an internationally published author, and a former human resources executive. He has lived in England, South Africa, Canada, and the United States and has resided in Montreal since 1979. He holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and is a trained counsellor. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for scholastic attainment and community service by Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.

He was born in London, England, on December 16, 1928. During the period of 1947 - 1949, he served two years in the Royal Navy. He left England with his wife Jean in 1954, and emigrated to South Africa. There he was employed by the Central News Agency, a company that held the monopoly for the sale and distribution of all reading matter including books, magazines, and newspapers throughout Southern Africa, which then included South Africa, Rhodesia, Mozambique, and South West Africa. Eventually, he became the senior personnel executive and reported to the CEO. During this time, he gave many seminars on creativity and organization for managers at all levels for the National Development Foundation of South Africa. While in South Africa, his children Anita, John and Stephen were born.

In 1963, he left South Africa as he could not agree with the political policy of apartheid, and moved to Canada. He settled in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, and was again employed as a personnel executive, this time with a large utility that was at that time called the Union Gas Company. He was in charge of salary administration for all levels of company, as well as for organization and staffing. He developed an original theory on creativity, organization and management. Eventually, he wrote a book based upon his researches: Zen and Creative Management, which has since sold more than 75,000 copies. During his time at the gas company, he continued to give talks and seminars on the subject of management, organization and creativity ... the latter a subject he has spent considerable time studying, and which is very closely connected with Zen practice.

In 1955, he became interested in Zen Buddhism, and had a strong intellectual interest for about ten years.

In 1966, he met the Japanese Zen Master Haku'un Yasutani and practiced Zen, first with him, and then for twenty years with Philip Kapleau, who had himself been a disciple of Yasutani's until the latter dissolved their relationship. In 1976, he resigned from the Gas Company and went to the Rochester Zen Center for three years, where he served as editor of the Center’s journal. In 1979, he relocated to Montreal as a probationary teacher. In 1986, he finished his training and was authorized by Kapleau to teach as a Zen master.

Dr. Low has made a study of human nature throughout his life. He draws on his prolonged meditations on creativity and the human condition, his many years of providing psychological and spiritual counseling, and a wide-ranging knowledge of Western psychology, philosophy, and science ... including a deep interest in evolutionary theory. He has given many talks on CBC radio and CBC television.

He has written eleven books, and contributed to three. Many of his books have been translated into three or more languages. He also translated Dr. Hubert Benoit’s "Let Go!" and Thich Nhat Hanh’s "Zen Keys" from French to English. His latest book, "The Origin of Human Nature: a Zen Buddhist Looks at Evolution", was recently published by Sussex Academic Press.

Albert Low is currently the teacher and director at the Montreal Zen Center with over two hundred students, whom he counsels on both spiritual and psychological issues.

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Total Books: 25
What More Do You Want Zen Questions Zen Answers
Conflict and Creativity at Work Human Roots of Corporate Life
2008 - Conflict and Creativity at Work Human Roots of Corporate Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845192723
ISBN-10: 1845192729
Genre: Business & Money

Hakuin on Kensho The Four Ways of Knowing
2006 - Hakuin on Kensho the Four Ways of Knowing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590303771
ISBN-10: 1590303776
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Conocete a Ti Mismo Relatos Y Ensenanzas Zen
2004 - Conocete a Ti Mismo Relatos Y Ensenanzas Zen [Sendas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496052345
ISBN-10: 8496052346
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

Creating Consciousness A Study of Consciousness Creativity and Violence
Aux sources du zen
2002 - Aux Sources Du Zen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226133168
ISBN-10: 222613316X

Practical Feng Shui for Your Workplace
Zen Meditation Plain and Simple
2000 - Zen Meditation Plain and Simple (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804832113
ISBN-10: 0804832110
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Zen and the Sutras
2000 - Zen and the Sutras [Tuttle Library of Enlightenment Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804832014
ISBN-10: 0804832013
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

La Pratique du zen
1999 - La Pratique Du Zen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782703304975
ISBN-10: 2703304978

Practical Feng Shui for the Home
To Know Yourself Talks Stories and Articles on Zen
1997 - To Know Yourself Talks Stories and Articles on Zen [Tuttle Library of Enlightenment] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804831192
ISBN-10: 080483119X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

The World A Gateway  Commentaries on the Mumonkan
1995 - The World a Gateway Commentaries on the Mumonkan [Tuttle Library of Enlightenment] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804830461
ISBN-10: 0804830460
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Introduccin a la prctica del zen
1994 - Introduccin a La Prctica Del Zen (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788472453173
ISBN-10: 8472453170

The Butterfly's Dream In Search of the Roots of Zen
1993 - The Butterfly's Dream in Search of the Roots of Zen [Tuttle Library of Enlightenment] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804818223
ISBN-10: 0804818223
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Zen and Creative Management
1993 - Zen and Creative Management (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780804818834
ISBN-10: 0804818835
Genre: Nonfiction

The Iron Cow of Zen
1991 - The Iron Cow of Zen (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780804816694
ISBN-10: 0804816697
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

An Invitation to Practice Zen
1989 - An Invitation to Practice Zen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804815987
ISBN-10: 0804815984
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Zen and Creative Management
1976 - Zen and Creative Management (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385046695
ISBN-10: 0385046693
Genre: Business & Money

The Origin of Human Nature A Zen Buddhist Looks at Evolution
Feng Shui The Way to Harmony