Dennis Leroy has been a formal devotee of Adi Da since 1977. Since 1986 he regularly lived in hermitage on Naitauba, Fiji for extended periods during which he participated in cycles of consideration with Adi Da, served as editor, photographer, videographer, communications manager, ashram manager, and personal assistant to the Ruchira Sannyasin Order.
Born in 1947, an American “baby boomer,” he grew up the second of three children of a career US Army officer and British “war bride,” living on military bases in Europe and the United States much of his youth. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Biology and French; trained as a medic and psychiatric technician in the US Army during the Vietnam era, serving in Korea; obtained a Master’s degree in developmental psychology from the Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, France; then began a professional career in human services. Over the years he has worked professionally in child and family guidance, children’s protective services, programs for the blind, programs for severely developmentally disabled children, vocational counseling, and, translation, teaching, and computer technical support. Avocationally, he has enjoyed being a soap maker, iguana breeder and musician.
In 2006 he helped found www.adidaupclose.com, for which he is still one of the editors. Presently, he lives in Lake County, California.
A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Thank you for your interest in Love’s Sacrifice. Please feel free to write me with any comments you may have about it. Although spiritual memoirs are pretty much a niche genre, from the feedback I have received so far, Love’s Sacrifice is becoming one of those “must-reads.” If in your reading you feel similarly, please tell your friends; and a brief review on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk would be more than welcome.
With respect and warmest regard,
SEE The Beezone interview with me about Love’s Sacrifice, from March 6, 2011.