Adam Lobel, Ph.D, is a scholar-practitioner of philosophy and religion. He served as a teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition from 2005 until resigning in 2018. Adam’s teachings focus on Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism, modern phenomenology, and inoperative studies (Heidegger, Foucault, Agamben). A professor of Buddhist and phenomenological psychology, he is curious about and a cultural therapeutics for our collapsing society. A founding practitioner of City of Bridges High school, he has a longstanding interest in transformative contemplative pedagogy. He leads ecodharma workshops called “Silent Transformations,” teaches in the Ecosattva Training and a Guiding Teacher for One Earth Sangha, is a GreenFaith fellow, and is active in ecological and social justice movements. Adam teaches a critical style of contemplative training that seeks to avoid enclosure in neoliberal mindfulness while disclosing effortless awareness. He is currently working on co-editing a volume on Agamben and Buddhism and developing what he calls “four fields” of contemplative practices for potential worlds. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his partner and two sons. He remains attuned-to a wise, just, terrestrial civilization.