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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, Spiritual Awakening, 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: 9/11/2018

    Podcast The latest edition of the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast features “Thoughts on Richard Rose and the Spiritual Life,” an interview with Michael Casari.  …
  • Paul Rezendes – The non-experience of Awakening

    The life of Paul Rezendes is a compelling story: leader of two notorious motorcycle gangs becomes yoga teacher,spiritually awakens, then lives that through his work …
  • Pattiann Rogers – Poet

    The poetry of Pattiann Rogers pauses me in mid-thought, turns me reflective, appreciative, and full of wonder.  What follows are a few words from Pattiann …
  • New this Week: 6/24/2018

    A new podcast episode is here at last!  One of my favorite poets, Pattiann Rogers, is my guest on the Journals of Spiritual Discovery Podcast. …
  • The Matrix – spiritual message in sci-fi

    The Matrix (1999) — Though its award winning special effects are now common place, a Google search for “The Matrix spiritual message” generates 6.5 million results …