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

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, I hope you find a few resources worth digging deeply into.

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

What's New

10/22/2015: Added a link to a new article "True Nonduality And Neo-Advaita - Moving Beyond A Cognitive Realization."
10/9/2015: I'll be at the November 20-22 TAT Gathering near Washington, D.C.

TAT foundation meeting

8/2/2015: Sorry, it's been a while since any reviews were posted. I got married this year, spent some time building the 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.
9/23/14: Added Mindful Ted to the children's book page.
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
3/28/14: Added Gary Weber to the Ratings page.

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