Spirituality is the search for the profound within us. This site is a guide to one aspect of the spiritual search: the search for a spiritual teacher. The spiritual teacher, guide, or guru cannot take you all the way to Enlightenment, the Absolute, Truth, Reality, the Self, God, Oneness, Satori, Nirvana, or whatever you call the place we know to be our true Home. A guide can, however, point out roadblocks, offer inspiration to keep on the journey, and share what worked for them.
This site is a condensation of my experience in searching for spiritual teachers and systems. Though my search began as an escape from misery, eventually I realized the hope for a permanent answer to my misery lay in discovering what, if anything, of me was real. Was I anything more than passing, transient thoughts and feelings? Who am I, where did I come from, and where am I going? To pursue these questions became the great adventure of my life.
If that resonates with you, then this curated collection of spiritual teachers, books, films and thoughts may resonate as well. Since establishing this site in 2000, the spiritual information overload has multiplied. If anything, the challenge today is to cut through the spiritual noise, and fight a mentality which prefers to jump from teacher to teacher in hopes of a quick fix, rather than wholeheartedly exploring any one system. At spiritualteachers.org, I hope you find a few resources worth digging deeply into.
5/30/2016: Demoted Bentinho Massaro to one star. Why? Because Bentinho is a rock star.
4/29/2016: Added a link to Paul Hedderman's book Escape to Everywhere.
3/22/2016: Added a link to Bart Marshall's new book Christ Sutras. Also added a link to Bob Fergeson's Dark Zen: A Guru on the Bayou.
3/14/2016: Make plans to attend Everyday Sutras, April 15-17, 2016, the must-see event of the year. "The everyday sutras of life point, whisper and echo the Truth of identity. Come for a weekend that will inspire new thoughts, yield new inspiration and give new immediacy to your search for what is real and true." I'll be there!
10/22/2015: Added a link to a new article "True Nonduality And Neo-Advaita - Moving Beyond A Cognitive Realization."
8/2/2015: Sorry, it's been a while since any reviews were posted. I got married this year, spent some time building the TATPress.org website and am currently working on a book about the spiritual search. I'm also involved in fundraising for a retreat center for the TAT Foundation. All that has not left much spare time.
9/13/14: Released a documentary of photographer, mountaineer and spiritual teacher Bob Fergeson. It's good. Check it out: Mountain High: Touching the Void with Bob Fergeson
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Last Update: May 30, 2016