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 – 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 …
  • New this Week – 3/26/2017

    Actually, what new this week is old because I forgot to post it earlier this month… which is the same think I said last month…. …
  • New this Week – 2/25/2017

    Actually, what new this week is old because I forgot to post it earlier this month.  Things have been kind of crazy with work to …
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    Going Clear (2015) Like Kumare, the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a film to watch not for inspiration, but as a sanity …
  • New this Week- 1/11/2017

    The latest edition of the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast features an interview with Paul Rezendes, noted photographer and wildlife tracker.  His amazing life story …