Barry Michael Kerzin is an American physician and Buddhist monk. He has lived in Dharamshala since 1988, serves as a personal physician to the 14th Dalai Lama, along with treating people in the local community, free of charge. Following his ordination as a monk by HH Dalai Lama in January 2003, he has travelled teaching and offering workshops in which he blends Buddhist teaching and his medical training, emphasizing the spiritual and health benefits of meditation and compassion, he has served as a research participant in neuroscience research into the effects of meditation on the brain. Kerzin is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, a Visiting Professor at the Central Institute of Tibetan Studies, India, an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Professor at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, he is a fellow at the Mind and Life Institute and consults for the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig on compassion training.
He is founder and president of the Altruism in Medicine Institute and founder and chairman of the Human Values Institute in Japan, Kerzin was born in Hollywood, California on November 1, 1947. When he was young he read a book by D. T. Suzuki's World of Zen. Starting at around six, he was plagued by questions of why he was here, he had wanted to become a doctor and did choose to continue on to medical school, because at the age of eleven he had a brain abscess that caused him to have seizures and fall into comas. Kerzin received BA in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley and in 1976 he received an MD degree from the University of Southern California. Kerzin did his residency at Ventura County Medical Center and practiced family medicine in Ojai, California for seven years, his mother had died when he was 27, just after he started working in Ojai, his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She died in 1983 and they had no children, he travelled in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal for nearly a year, visiting several monasteries.
He obtained an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine from late 1985 to early 1989. In the mid-1980s, B. Alan Wallace and the Dharma Friendship Foundation coaxed a lama from Dharamsala, Gen Lamrimpa, to come to Seattle for two years, Kerzin served as his driver. In 1988 Gen Lamrimpa returned to India and Kerzin accompanied him, intending to take a six-month leave of absence from the University of Washington, he stayed in Dharamsala when his leave ended, began providing free medical care to the local community, HH Dalai Lama and other Tibetan lamas. He began studying Buddhism and meditation intensively, 19 years after he moved there, he was ordained in Feb. 2003 as a Bikkshu by HH Dalai Lama, now cares for him as his doctor. Throughout his career, Kerzin has maintained his board certification with the American Board of Family Medicine. Since his ordination, Kerzin has been combining his work as a monk and doctor, harmonizing the mind and body, lecturing around the world in Japan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Korea and North America.
He is teaching about the interface between modern medical science and Buddhist psychology and philosophy, with particular reference to altruism in medicine and secular ethics as well as compassion, meditation and dying and emotional hygiene. In the mid-2000s, he served as a research subject in neuroscience research into the effects of meditation on the brain led by Richard J Davidson at the University of Wisconsin, as well as at Princeton University. Kerzin has completed many meditation retreats, including a three-year retreat. Kerzin founded the Human Values Institute in Japan in 2010 since teaching there starting in 2007; the institute publishes books and instructional movies, gives lectures, leads workshops and meditation retreats, holds an annual symposium in Tokyo, leads pilgrimages on the island of Shikoku. He taught about the Heart Sutra at the Gokokuji Temple in Tokyo shortly after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. For HVI, Kerzin works in juvenile prisons in Japan, is developing well-being curricula, taught to doctors at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo, other hospitals and medical schools in Japan, e.g. Kyoto University, leads meditation retreats at Mt. Fuji.
For AIMI, Kerzin gave a medical grand rounds lecture on compassion at Stanford Medical Schoo, the Stanford CCARE], in July lectured at Surgical Grand Rounds on the science behind meditation to the Ventura County Medical Center, as well as lectured at the University of Washington. In Spring 2016, he lectured at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, U. K. medical schools. Kerzin was the keynote speaker for the White Coast Ceremony for new first-year medical students at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2016 and again in 2018. In Fall 2016 he presented the plenary lecture to 800 Family Doctors at the Family Medicine Education Consortium in Pittsburgh, in 2018 set the
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