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: 9/14/2022

    The TAT Foundation’s Fall virtual retreat is fast approaching. Of special interest is that Jerry Wennstrom will be speaking. I interviewed Jerry on the podcast …
  • New this Week: 7/12/2022

    Here’s a quick update on what’s new at SpiritualTeachers.org and elsewhere. PodcastThe latest edition of the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast features “Honesty, Focus, Intuition, …
  • The Last and First Men: existential sci-fi film by Jóhann Jóhannsson

    We find ourselves filled, in spite of everything, with a triumphant love of our fate. Olaf Stapledon The Last and First Men, a film based …
  • Michael Singer: Being Happy and the Untethered Soul

    Why offer a review of Michael Singer, a spiritual teacher who’s focus is happiness and said that meditation in pursuit of enlightenment is “silly.” Because …
  • New this Week: 4/30/2022

    Here’s a quick update on what’s new at SpiritualTeachers.org and elsewhere. PodcastThe Induction Series continues with “Induction and Subtraction: The Plunge into Enlightenment” an excerpt from …