Rande Gail Brown

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Rande Gail Brown,LCSW, is an American writer, translator, and psychotherapist. She was one of the first women to graduate from Princeton University from which she holds a degree in East Asian Studies.

Brown was formerly the Executive Director of the Tricycle Foundation, publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, America's leading Buddhist magazine. She is also president of East West Communications, a company that facilitates cultural understanding between Japan and the United States. Brown is a well-known translator of Japanese spiritual and cultural texts. She co-authored the New York Times bestseller Geisha, A Life with Mineko Iwasaki (Atria, 2002). Brown serves on the Board of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, under whose auspices she has been a Volunteer Chaplain at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and is a licensed psychotherapist with a specific focus on the intersection of Buddhism, spirituality, and psychology. She is also a psychoanalyst who trained at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology in New York City, New York, and has a private practice in Greenwich Village.

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