Adam Coutts: Meditation Teacher
Money, Mission and Meaning episode 25: Meditation, Mysticism, and the Two Winged Bird of Liberation: Deepening Your Appreciation of Human Experience - Part One
Money, Mission and Meaning episode 26: Meditation, Mysticism, and the Two Winged Bird of Liberation: Deepening Your Appreciation of Human Experience - Part Two
Adam Coutts is in his sixth year of teaching this class as a way of helping seekers to open and deepen their concentration and mindfulness practices. He brings a quick mind and a wide array of knowledge to his responses to student's questions. He also expresses a dry wit that helps keep learning lively, and a rapid insight that helps to powerfully get to the heart of student's questions and provide individualized practices.
Adam has gained openness, depth, and self-awareness in his nineteen years of daily meditative sitting practice, as well as a desire to share those blessings with others. He has lived for years as a residential monk in several different Zen monastaries, as well as sitting many extended meditation retreats in both the Zen and various Vipassana Buddhist lineages. Adam has studied the art and science of meditation with a number of Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan teachers.
Adam has taught meditation formally in the San Francisco County Jail through the Prison Meditation Network (a joint program of the San Francisco Zen Center Outreach Program and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship), as well as many programs in Black Rock City.
He has a degree in psychology with honors from University of California at Santa Cruz. He worked for years in the field of clinical psychology research.
Most of all, Adam loves to meditate, he loves to teach meditation, and he loves to share with others the gifts that he has received from the practice.