Michael Crowley was born February 26th, 1948 in Cardiff, Wales. He began studying Buddhism with a Tibetan lama in 1966, becoming an Upāsaka of the Kagyud lineage in 1970.

In order to augment his Buddhist studies, he acquainted himself with Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mandarin Chinese. Mike has lectured at the Museum of Asia and the Pacific, Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His work has been published in Fortean Times, Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness, and Culture, Psychedelic American, and Psychedelic Press UK. In January 2016, Mike received the R. Gordon Wasson Award for outstanding contributions to the field of entheobotany. In 2016 he published The Secret Drugs of Buddhism, exploring the role psychedelic plant medicines had on the early development of Yoga & Buddhism.

He currently serves on the advisory board of the Psychedelic Sangha, a group of psychedelically-inclined Buddhists, based in New York and he teaches at the Dharma Collective in San Francisco.

Mike's website: http://amritadzong.com

Shamanic Roots of Yoga: https://youtu.be/b9KT7rVgynk Yoga & Plant Medicine (download): https://bit.ly/3gpOmM8 Yoga & Plant Medicine (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3wkHB4U

Topics: Vajrayana Buddhism, psychedelics, meditation, soma, amrita


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