397. David Loy

David LoyDavid Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

He is a prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals and Buddhist magazines. He is on the editorial or advisory boards of the journals Cultural Dynamics, Worldviews, Contemporary Buddhism, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and World Fellowship of Buddhists Review. He is also on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, the Clear View Project, Zen Peacemakers, and the Ernest Becker Foundation.”

For more details about his teachings, visit his website or his YouTube channel. He also has an extensive audio/video library on his website.

Books:

Previous Batgap discussion involving David.

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394. Culadasa (John Yates)

CuladasaImportant Message from the Dharma Treasure Board of Directors

As the message at the above link indicates, “John Yates (Upasaka Culadasa) has engaged in ongoing conduct unbecoming of a Spiritual Director and Dharma teacher”. His interview remains on BatGap because he recognizes his personal and professional failures and is making efforts to be a better human being.

Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) was the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness. A meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions, Culadasa also taught physiology and neuroscience for many years. He combines the original teachings of the Buddha with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give students a rich and rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.

Transcript of this interview.

Interview recorded 4/1/2017

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390. Peter Cutler

Peter CutlerSpiritual midwife, evolutionary, healer, author and artist, Peter Cutler had a profound awakening experience at the tender age of twenty-two. Ten days after it began, he promptly fell back into the dream state most us consider our lives. Not having a clue what had happened, he began a spiritual search that took him through many spiritual teachers, practices and traditions, finally flowering as this great light of profound peace, unconditional love, freedom and contentment.

As he first discovered at twenty-two, the radiance of this awake being seems to have a profound effect on people, often leading to remarkable healings. This made it crystal clear that we don’t awaken for ourselves alone.

As a spiritual midwife, for those who are ready, he assists in the birth of the awakened nature that lies within each of us. He offers weekly teachings, healing, Living Awake groups, retreats and private sessions at his spiritual center in Sedona, Arizona (The Sedona Zendo of the Awakened Heart) or online.

His first book The Zen of Love: Discover Your Own Awakened Heart is available on Amazon. Free digital download of the book.

Learn more about Peter and his work at

Interview recorded 3/4/2017.

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