About Seth

I am an independent scholar of religion with interests in political and theological ethics.  My day job is as a Product Manager at Elastic.

I have an interest in new religious movements, Hinduism, Buddhism and in particular, Ch’an Buddhism.

I am an informal practitioner of Zen Buddhism and, while I am a scholar of religion, I am by no means of scholar of Buddhism. As a result my writing and comments on Buddhism are primarily devotional or simply represent my own personal reflections on Buddhist texts and practice.

Previously I’ve done work in Mormon Studies.

My published and working papers may be found at academia.edu.

Any comments may be addressed to sethpayne@gmail.com