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Instead of indulging in mere speculation, devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you. – Ramana Maharshi

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 pain 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.

A 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 that is our true Home. A guide can, however, point out roadblocks, offer inspiration, and share what worked for them.

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. The challenge today is to cut through the spiritual noise, and fight the temptation to jump from teacher to teacher in hopes of a quick fix, rather than wholeheartedly exploring any one system. At spiritualteachers.org, you will find resources worth digging into deeply.

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? – Thomas Merton.

The latest news on spiritual teachers and more:

  • New this Week – 11/5/2017

    Hear the latest podcast interview: Walking Through the Gateless Gate with Norio Kushi.  Norio is the kind of lineage-free, out-of-left-field, yet utterly profound spiritual teacher …
  • New This Week – 8/25/2017

    Hear the latest podcast interview: Jan Frazier on Tuning in to what’s Real. I hope you have as much enjoyment listening as I had interviewing …
  • David Scoma

    By all accounts, David Scoma is on fire right now.  I don’t know why or how long it will last, but if you get a …
  • New this Week – 6/1/2017

    The the Hillbilly Sutra Interview is now live.  Make time to hear this interview.  It’s a powerful channel of wisdom, but mostly stays out of …
  • New this Week – 4/23/2017

    The Daniel Ingram interview is now posted on the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast.  A serious student and practitioner of Buddhism, he’s most radical, in …