Greg Goode is known for a unique combination of penetrating insight, comfort with both Eastern and Western sources, and a down-to-earth sense of humor. He is author of Standing as Awareness, The Direct Path, and many popular articles, and coauthor of Emptiness and Joyful Freedom. Goode studied psychology at California State University, Long Beach, and philosophy at the University of Rochester and the University of Cologne. He became drawn to self-inquiry through the work of Brand Blanshard, George Berkeley, the Chinmaya Mission, and the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Goode is a member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), and serves as technical consultant for their peer-reviewed journal Philosophical Practice. He lives in New York City, where he enjoys literature, film, cycling, and spending time with his family.