is a spiritual teacher who experienced deep realization during 15 years of Zen practice. Founder of the Open Gate Sangha in 1966, his expression of truth springs spontaneously from emptiness, as he guides people into an intimate investigation of their true nature.
“To awaken to reality is one thing; to live it is quite another,” Adyashanti writes. “Embodying what you have realized in your deepest moments of revelation is perhaps the most challenging aspect of spiritual life for most people. There is so much confusion and misunderstanding around what it means to embody deep moments of spiritual awakening, and it often leaves people confused and disappointed. For this reason, I developed five concise principles, called the Five Foundations, to help bring clarity and focus to the embodiment process.