Teachers

“Our own lives are the instruments with which we experiment with truth.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

On the journey of self realization, what is the value and purpose of a teacher?

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Ramana Maharshi

Ramana, the preeminent Indian sage realized his true nature with a spontaneous awakening at 16. He “taught” the most direct path to self realization: self inquiry – “Who Am I?”

Bob Thurman

Bob Thurman, the first Westerner to be ordained by the Dalai Lama, is the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism also known for making Buddha’s teachings more accessible.

Rumi

Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet, Sufi mystic, scholar, is best known for his “Divine love drunken” poems – uttered over the last 30 years of his life.

David Loy

David is a Sanbo Zen teacher, a professor, prolific author (writes for Tricycle, Shamabala Sun & others), and serves on several Zen/Buddhism related editorial & advisory boards.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Through unwavering focus on “I Am,” Nisargadatta realized his true nature. Like Ramana, he was a major exponent of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality).

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha (“enlightened one”) realized his true nature after exploring many different “teachings” – his life serves as the basis of Buddhism.

Stan Grof

A visionary and one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology, Stan’s groundbreaking work is re “the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness.”

Henry Shukman

Henry is head teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center – in sanbo zen lineage – and is dedicated to clarifying our essential nature and then living that in every moment of daily life.

Atmananda Krishna Menon

One of Atmananda’s mission in life was to express “… the highest Truth, the ultimate Reality in a manner and language understandable …” by anyone.

H.H. Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso: The spiritual leader of The Tibetan people, recognized at the age of two as the living reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.

Peter Russell

A mathematician, physicist, & computer scientist, Peter explores “the deeper, spiritual significance of {our} times” through the connection/intersection between science & consciousness.

Hakuun Yasutani

Hakuun Yasutani, founder of the Sanbo Kyodan (Fellowship of the Three Treasures) school of Zen Buddhism emphasized on kensho, initial insight into one’s true nature, as a start of real practice.

Papaji

Despite years of devotional practice, to no avail, Papaji ultimately realized his true nature after he met Ramana Maharshi, whose simple instruction was to “find the seer.”

Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan is a visionary leader in Western Buddhism committed to clarifying & deepening wisdom and compassion in the journey of transformation – both personal & social.

Stanley Sobottka

Stanley was Professor Emeritus in Physics at University of Virginia. In his later years, he “focused on the relationship between Consciousness and Physics.”

Ryoun Yamada

Ryoun Yamada is the current Abbot of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen school of Zen Buddhism – also a highly successful executive, serving as Chairman of the Board for several corporations.

Eckhart Tolle

Widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time, Eckhart is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, but excludes none.

Adyashanti

Adyashanti is “devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.”

Wei Wu Wei

Wei Wu Wei (pen name of Terence James Stannus Gray), was a 20th-century Taoist philosopher and writer.

Paul Hedderman

Paul helps dissolve addiction through relief from the bondage of self. This is pure non-duality & applies to everything we use to avoid reality of our true nature.

Alan Watts

Alan Watts was a “philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.”

Gangaji

Gangaji, an advaita teacher in the Ramana Maharshi lineage, illuminates the path to true fulfillment, to realizing our true nature – in this or any moment, with simplicity and brilliance.

Pamela Wilson

Pamela (a disciple of Robert Adams, Papaji, and Neelam) “speaks the Truth of advaita, non-duality – that the universe is one undivided whole.”

Greg Goode

Greg is a “self-realised teacher of Advaita and Buddhism and is equally at home with all approaches.”

Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison, author of Doing Nothing, is “an international speaker on the topics of consciousness, human development, relationship and alternative education.”

Francis Lucille

Francis, a student of Jean Klein, “transmits the ancient teaching of nonduality, the common ground of Advaita Vedanta, Ch’an Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, and Sufism.”

Robert Adams

Robert, an advaita teacher and devotee of Ramana Maharshi, advocated “the path of jñāna yoga” and the “practice of self-enquiry.”

Ellen Emmet

Ellen effortlessly brings yoga, dance, and movement into the investigation of one’s true nature.

Peter Dziuban

Peter, Dziuban (pronounced Joobin) author of Consciousness Is All, is “an author and lecturer on the subject of Awareness, Consciousness and spirituality.”

Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira is a renowned ceramic artist who examines the relationship between form and consciousness. This investigation is a comprehensive understanding of the truth of reality.

Mooji

Mooji, originally from Jamaica, is “a disciple of Papaji, a devotee of the advaita and non-dual master Ramana Maharshi.”

Jean Klein

Jean Klein, French teacher of advaita, asserted that it is only in a “spontaneous state of interior silence that we can open ourselves to our true nature…”

Jeff Foster

Jeff’s teaching is simple. He helps people discover who they really are, beyond all thoughts and judgments about themselves, even in the midst of the stress and struggle of modern day living and intimate relationships.

Kazuaki Tanahashi

In addition to his calligraphy and Zen teaching, Kaz is a world-renowned author and translator of Buddhist texts from Japanese and Chinese to English, most notably works by Dogen.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, famed Indian medical doctor turned troubadour for spiritual awakening & ayurvedic medicine, is a world-renowned speaker & author on spirituality, consciousness, and alternative medicine.

Robert Rabbin

Robert Rabbin is a passionate teacher, story teller, and lifelong lover of truth. He has dedicated his life to finding honest meaning in the stories that make up an individual.

John D. Dunne

John Dunne’s work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science and Psychology.

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young’s work is in integrating meditation with scientific paradigms in order to bring a secular mindfulness practice to a wider audience using revamped terminology and techniques.

Scott Kiloby

Scott Kiloby is an author and international speaker on the subject of freedom through non-dual recognition. Scott’s message is simple: Rest. Inquire. Enjoy Life.

Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson is popularizing the idea that one can learn happiness and compassion as skills just as one learns to play a musical instrument.

David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is best known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw.

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Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.

Evan Thompson

Thompson’s work challenges us to use both subjective experience and scientific understanding in the pursuit of truth.

Coming Soon

More teachers are being added on an ongoing basis including migration of those in the “Pre-June 2016” site and also new ones. Stay tuned …

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