Born in Calabria (Southern Italy), Manu is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. He studied eastern contemplative practices since 1980 and in 2004 was ordained a Zen monk in the Soto and Rinzai traditions.

He has a background in philosophy and rock music. A primary tutor at Metanoia Institute, London, and visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London and various other schools and colleges, he facilitates workshops and seminars internationally. He is editor of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy, and associate editor for Self & Society – International Journal for Humanistic Psychology.

He is the author and editor of many books including Buddha is Dead (Sussex, 2006); Specter of the Stranger (2012); After Mindfulness (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) and Therapy and the Counter-tradition (Routledge, 2016). His forthcoming books are: Zen and Therapy: Heretical Perspectives (Routledge) and Nietzsche and Psychotherapy (Karnac) www.manubazzano.com.