New York, was a spiritual teacher, writer and artist, and the founder of a new religious
movement known as Adidam. Beginning in 1972, Adi Da adapted his name numerous times. These
included Bubba Free John, Da Free John, Da Love-Ananda, Da Kalki, Da Avadhoota, and Da
Avabhasa among others. From 1993 until his death he was known as Adi Da Samraj.