Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher and author 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. Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers 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 teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.
Previous BatGap interviews involving Adyashanti:
- First interview with Adyashanti
- Adyashanti and Francis Bennett on “Resurrecting Jesus”
- Adyashanti and Susanne Marie on the Falling Away of Self
- Adyashanti and Francis Bennett – “The Embrace of Jesus and Buddha”
Michael A. Rodriguez is a spiritual teacher who works with people in meetings, retreats, and private sessions on a full-time basis in the United States and abroad. He holds four academic degrees, including a master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard and a PhD in English literature from Florida State University; taught at the university level for well over a decade; and has lived long-term in two monasteries. Drawing always from his direct experience, Michael illuminates the undivided nature of Life or Consciousness with great clarity and compassion, pointing to reality in a way that is free from dogma, ritual, or adherence to any particular tradition.
Michael draws skillfully from the world’s wisdom traditions and also integrates Jungian psychology, literature, music, and art into his work to address the full range of human potential. His book–Boundless Awareness: A Loving Path to Spiritual Awakening and Freedom from Suffering–distills the essence of his teaching and is now available on Amazon.
- Website: BoundlessAwareness.org
- Book: Boundless Awareness: A Loving Path to Spiritual Awakening and Freedom from Suffering
- YouTube Channel
- Facebook Page
- Previous Batgap interview with Michael.
- Michael in panel discussion on the direct vs. progressive paths.
Discussion of this interview in the Batgap Community Facebook Group.
Interview recorded Oct. 19, 2017
Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.