Justin Merritt is a Theravadan Buddhist and student of Bhante Sathi. The focus of his practice and study is early Buddhism and the earliest suttas. He is a board member and teacher at the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center in Northfield, MN.
As a composer he was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award. He is also the winner of a host of other awards including the 2011-12 McKnight Fellowship, the Copland Award, the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Prize, and the Polyphonos Prize.
Hear his music at http://www.mooneast.com
Listen to the Simple|Suttas podcast with iTunes here or at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SimplesuttasPodcast.
He resides in Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Faye, their children Cullen Fang Ouxiang and Molly Fang Qinghe, and their dog Zoltán.