Spiritual Teachers

Find the Teachers who talk most sense to your SoulNeeds

the framework here is a practice-based & experiential-based  ‘course on a page’ (well it was originally on one page!) – centred around some outstanding ‘recent or contemporary’  teachers.

Try the videos first!

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In essentials Unity,

in non-essentials Liberty,

in all things, Charity.

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QUESTION:   “In what are we one, whether or not we are at or near, ‘the summit’?”

My answer is this: We are one in:-

a)  awe & wonder when faced by the unknown and unknowable Whole – & our inevitable reverential silence all beliefs and words being inadequate

b) in love & compassion,

c) in the compassion and ethic of The Golden Rule  (alternative GR2) and

d) the core sameness of whatever perennial wisdom our particular tradition provides

e) in being human, here in the world, with others

The above ‘facts of life’ go beyond any and all belief systems – beyond Catholic-protestant, Shia-Sunni, Humanist-atheist-non-theist etc – they are the true basis of our unity.  In these we are one regardless of belief system.  No belief system, or the lack of it is a sufficient reason for killing or harming another human being.

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There are many contemporary and recent spiritual teachers, many more than I thought – almost like a field of mushrooms appearing over night.  However I hope

NB – For each teacher there are 4 headings THE PATH – THE TEACHER – THE TEACHING – VIDEO Intros.

Possibly the most interesting place to start on this ‘make-up-your-own’ course on ‘Universalism as ‘many paths – one summit’  is with the videos.

At this stage ‘The Path’ is mainly links to WikiPedia for background information and further links.

THE PATH

THE TEACHER

THE TEACHING

VIDEO Intros.

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THE PATH – 

THE TEACHER

THE TEACHING

VIDEO Intros.

Inter-religious/mystic

Bro Wayne Teasdale

Book

VIDEO

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Perennial Wisdom

Eckhart Tolle

Books

VIDEO 1  VID 2

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Universalism

Karen Armstrong

Books

VIDEO

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Quaker Universalism

QUG

US articles

VIDEO

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Sufism

Shaikh Kabir Helminski

Books

VIDEO

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Baha’i Faith

Abdu’l-Baha

Books

VIDEO

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Christianity

Brother David Stendahl-Rast

Books

VIDEO

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Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh

Books

VIDEO

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Hinduism

Eknath Easwaran

Books

VIDEO

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Judaism

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Books

VIDEO

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Taoism

Deng Ming-Dao

Books

VIDEO

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’Science+ mysticism

Albert Einstein

Books

VIDEO

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Integral Studies

Ken Wilber

Books

VIDEO

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Holistic Education

Prof John P ‘Jack’ Miller

Books

VIDEO

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Through these teachers I am an inter-faith-ist, an inter-spiritual-ist,  a Universalist, an intermystical-ist, a student of perennial wisdom, i.e. the mystical core of all true wisdom traditions.  I therefore am at least a  Muslim, a Baha’i, a Christian, a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Jew and a Taoist – light is light in whatever in shines – providing men, and its usually men, have not obscured the light with a black shade of their own making!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

MAJOR SITES for articles, interviews

Nonduality blog – Jerry Katz    Jerry’s massive main nonduality site is HERE

http://www.spiritualmatters.org/interviews/

The Community of the Mystic Heart

’Spirituality as a Primary Resource in Promoting Peace’ – Unpublished manuscript by Wayne Teasdale

Stillness Speaks – Blog on Twitter

Peter’s Pearls – Clear seeing is freeing! – Peter’s blog – ClearSight blog

OTHER MODERN TEACHERS – time will tell!

Adyashanti

Bentinho Massaro

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee – Working with Oneness

Bentinho Massaro

Buddhism Teacher – simple presentation without foreign language terms!

OTHER USEFUL SITES

Urban Guru Cafe

Shambhala Sun

Molly Young Brown

List of Teachers here

Teachers, Realizers, Confessors – from Jerry Katz Nonduality site
Adyashanti
Nahid Angha
Aziz
Bernard Baars
Jan Barendrecht
Dan Berkow
Al-Maqtul Bey
Gary Blonder
Andrew Cohen
Peter Cohen
Dhanya
Robert Dittler
Colin Drake
Durga
Peter Fenner
Jeff Foster
Tim Freke
Tim Gerchmez
Greg Goode
Bede Griffiths
Andrew Harvey
Jeremy Hayward
David R. Hawkins
Shaikh Kabir Helminski
Lex Hixon
Rabbi Hoffman
Vijay Kapoor
Ayya Khema
The Lama Yeshe Experience
Mandee Labelle
Olga Louchakova
Francis Lucille
Dr. Harsh K. Luthar
Nisargadatta Maharaj
Kenneth Madden
Mayan Prophecy Blog
Richard C. Miller
Rony Mishal
Nirmala
Nondual Studies Blog
Pete
George Poggemann
Gene Poole
John Prendergast
Thomas Ray
Moller de le Rouviere
Anna Ruiz
Peter Russell
Saddhu Arunachala (A.W. Chadwick)
Remez Sasson
Orva Schrock
Science and Nonduality Conference 2009
Jonathan Shearman
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of T&T
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Stanley Sobottka
Rupert Spira
Charlene Spretnak
Harold Stewart
Justin Stone
James Swartz
James Traverse
Prashant Trivedi
Unknown origin
Dennis Waite
Rik Wallace
Roy Whenary
Ken Wilber 1
Stephen Wolinsky
Yosy
Gino Yu

Version update: 24th May 2011

2 Replies to “Spiritual Teachers”

    1. I have listened to both and yes they are teachers with wide influence. However they are highly commercialized. I am starting to have a similar fear about Tolle.

      But in my reading and experience these are at least one level higher;

      Teasdale
      Tolle
      Karen Armstrong – but two left-brain
      Wilber
      Helminski
      Abdu’l-Baha
      Thomas Merton
      Thich Nhat Hanh
      Heschel

      CRITERIA would include;
      Philosophical Profundity
      Comprehensive understanding
      A touch of the Divine
      Sweetness
      Simplicity
      A speaking of the same truth as is found in Universal wisdom/philosophy down through the ages
      A lack of self-serving
      A proven record of deep service to humankind
      They walk the talk

      It may be that Dyer & Chopra fulfil most or all of these!

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