Adam was born and raised in England, but has been living in the United States since coming here to obtain his Ph.D. at age 21. He first turned to spirituality and meditation after a series of profound psychedelic-assisted openings led him to experience the truth that lies beyond all philosophies.
At age 33 Adam left his career as a university professor of political theory to devote his life to spiritual unfolding. For a few years, he struggled to try and piece together all the apparently contradictory teachings and practices. These efforts decisively fell away when Adam came across the nondual teaching of Peter Fenner, and realized the openness that can never be captured in words and requires no practice.
Adam began inviting his friends to do nondual inquiry with him and was amazed by the ease with which the direct experience of openness could be shared. In 2010, with Peter Fenner’s encouragement and support, Adam started to publicly share with groups and individuals in Macomb, IL, where he’d lived for ten years.
Adam was soon invited to teach in regional cities such as Chicago and Des Moines. Then in 2014, after he’d begun teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area, he felt a clear call to move there.
In recent years, Adam’s work has been greatly influenced by the heart-centered softness and full-bodied aliveness of Jeannie Zandi’s transmission. In his public events and private sessions, Adam is now sharing the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open. In this effortless opening, the suffering that people experience in resisting feelings and believing thoughts becomes spontaneously released. People find themselves fully alive to and intimate with the truth that defies description. The natural abundance of joy, intimacy, humor, wisdom, and love, becomes apparent and effortlessly available.
Adam leads retreats in North America and Europe, and meets with individuals online and in-person. He is also the creator of “Falling Open” a four-month online course that provides a framework for people to engage in a sustained inquiry into the truth with Adam’s support and in community with similarly committed peers. Additionally, Adam is the founder of the Center for Nondual Awareness, a supportive community for those called to share nonduality.