Francis Sanzaro

Francis Sanzaro, PhD, is a climber, academic, speaker, and the author of books on philosophy, climbing, athletic theory and comparative religion. His essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Huffington Post, Climbing, Adventure Journal, The Baltimore Post Examiner, Continental Philosophy Review, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Rock and Ice, among a dozen others. His books include the bestseller Zen of ClimbingThe Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering; and Society Elsewhere: Why the Gravest Threat to Humanity Will Come From Within. He appeared at TEDx Ascend in Colorado speaking on approaches to risk and our relationship with the natural world. He is currently writing Zen of the Wild: A Philosophy for Nature.

Recent Articles

The Power of Awareness: An Interview with Rock Climber Francis Sanzaro

Martine Panzica talks to author and rock climber Francis Sanzaro about his book <em>The Zen of Climbing</em> and the power of mindfulness in sport and our lives as a whole.

Let Your Mind Move

Francis Sanzaro on the profound potential for awakening found in unifying body and mind.