A Kansas City, MO, native residing in Lawrence, KS, Blake Wilson is an ordained lay Zen monk (also known as a Dharma Teacher) with the Kwan Um School of Zen, an avid lifter with a focus on powerlifting, and a big ole geek. He has written on Zen for Elephant Journal and has delivered a multitude of talks on Zen and lifting. When not lifting or zenning, he teaches all aspects of legal research at the University of Kansas School of Law where he is a faculty librarian. He has a Bachelor’s in philosophy, a Master’s in information science, and holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.).