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Adam Lobel

Adam Lobel

Adam Lobel, PhD, practices at the intersections of ecodharma, meditation, and psycho-social political transformation. He is a scholar-practitioner of philosophy and religion, a Guiding Teacher for One Earth Sangha, an environmental justice activist working to resist the petrochemical buildout in his region, and a professor of Ecopsychology. Adam served as a teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition from 2005 until resigning in 2018. A speaker on ecology and spirituality at the United Nations, he leads ecodharma workshops called “Silent Transformations,” has taught in the Ecosattva Training, and is a Greenfaith fellow. Adam’s teachings focus on Great Perfection Tibetan Buddhism, modern phenomenology, and inoperative studies (Heidegger, Foucault, Agamben). He has a longstanding interest in progressive contemplative education and transformative pedagogy. Adam teaches a critical style of contemplative training that seeks to avoid enclosure in neoliberal mindfulness while still disclosing effortless awareness. He is currently developing what he calls “four fields” of contemplative practices for potential worlds. For more on his teachings: https://www.releasement.org.

Creating and Discovering the Way

As we continue attuning to wild uncertainty, we might begin to contact new yearnings, new potential for manifestation. What is the biosphere asking of us? When we touch into silence and stillness, what possible futures can we sense?
EcoDharma
EcoDharma
What would it mean to enter into an unconditional relationship with Earth, lovingly embracing every facet of its beauty, suffering, wonder, and mutation?
Practice
Practice

Guided Contemplative Practice on Heat

Living on a warming planet, how can we find stability in our relationship with heat? As the Northern Hemisphere observes the Summer Solstice, we share this guided practice from Adam Lobel.

Sadness, Wonder, and Trust

What would it mean to love our planet exactly as it is? Adam Lobel led this EcoDharma Exploration on March 19.

Creating and Discovering The Way

Continuing in the relational spiritual task, attunement with the unknown, we’ll open further to so much more than the conventional holding of that truth. We’ll welcome whatever arises, from nothing to mystical everything.

June EcoDharma Exploration

What can sweltering summers and deep winters teach us about our response-abilities within a warming climate? In June 2021, Adam Lobel, Michelle King, and Fitzhugh Shaw led this set of embodied practices centered on heat.
Practice
Practice
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020, our guiding teacher Adam Lobel composed this supplication for clear seeing, compassion, and the flourishing of all life.

Creating and Discovering The Way

Continuing in the relational spiritual task, attunement with the unknown, we’ll open further to so much more than the conventional holding of that truth. We’ll welcome whatever arises, from nothing to mystical everything.

Creating and Discovering The Way

Continuing in the relational spiritual task, attunement with the unknown, we’ll open further to so much more than the conventional holding of that truth. We’ll welcome whatever arises, from nothing to mystical everything.