Adyashanti (whose name means “primordial peace”) is an American-born spiritual teacher who has been teaching for more than 20 years. His teachings include evening meetings, weekend intensives, silent retreats, live internet broadcasts, and online courses. He has taught throughout the US and also in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia. More than 30,000 people in 120 countries are connected to his website through free email subscription. He is the author of eight books.
Born Stephen Gray in 1962 in Cupertino, California, Adyashanti grew up as an athlete and competitive bicycle racer. At age 19, he became interested in enlightenment, began to meditate, and became fully absorbed in a quest for ultimate truth.
At age 20, he began studying Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Arvis Joen Justi, whose teacher was Taizan Maezumi Roshi. During that time, Adyashanti also attended long retreats with Jakusho Kwong Roshi (a disciple of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi) at the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. While working at his father’s machine shop, Adyashanti built a meditation hut in his parent's backyard and began meditating two to four hours a day.
Welcome to The Way of Liberation, the teachings of Adyashanti. These teachings are oriented toward awakening to your true nature as efficiently as possible, and embodying the awakened condition in your humanity, within the context of your everyday life.
Whether you are new to Adya’s teachings, or have been around for some time, he recommends that you review his most foundational teachings on The Way of Liberation, which you can find on the Introduction to the Teachings pages.
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We hope you enjoy exploring our site and discovering what resonates most.
2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
You are invited to participate in a global weekly meditation with us every Monday, at 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
Be part of the great wave of peace that THE PEACE ROOM represents for all of us!
You can join us every Monday at this appointed time for 25 minutes (or anytime that works for you during this day) by simply meditating, knowing that you are connecting with others and adding to the possibility of peace in our world.
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