Adam Lobel


Adam Lobel is a senior teacher in the Buddhist tradition, a Buddhist minister, and a scholar of philosophy and religion. Adam began the path of meditation when he was 16 years old after his first taste of real pain, outrage at social and ecological injustice, and wondering a bit too much about what reality was all about.  Inspired by the path of warriorship and the vision of enlightened society, he pursued meditation retreats and training in the Buddhist path.  Adam traveled in Tibet, Nepal, and India, studying Buddhism with masters from various traditions.  After completing an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Adam attended Vajrayana Seminary.

Adam leads meditation workshops, courses on Buddhist philosophy.  He teaches meditation to youths within the prison system and a mental health institution.  Hecompleted a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, where he is helping to establish a track for Buddhist ministers and chaplains.  His research focuses on philosophy, phenomenology, meditation, and the Great Perfection tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has a nine-year-old son, Javin, who is a Jedi Knight in training.