Adya, as he is known by his friends and students, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. 

Since being asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adya has offered teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all,” he says.

Adya is author of many books, including The Most Important Thing, The Way of Liberation, Resurrecting Jesus, Falling into Grace, and True Meditation. He is based in California and teaches throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, and Australia.