Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a contemporary zen buddhist teacher and peace activist. Until recently, he was traveling internationally to give talks on buddhism and social issues. He published more than 100 books, and is known for his concept of “engaged buddhism”, and…
Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda was the first indian teacher, that introduced the philosophy of hinduism to a wide audience in the west. He was the main disciple of Ramakrishna, that made him internationally famous already after his death. He was one of the key…
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

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There is no need to explain who is Dalai Lama. He is one of the most popular religious leaders in the world; recently he was reported to be more popular than the Roman Pope. He is also the most popular peace activist…
U.G. Krishnamurti

U.G. Krishnamurti

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Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti was an indian spiritual thinker, who questioned enlightenment. It is hard to call him a teacher, because he had no intention of transmitting any knowledge, neither helping anybody or bringing any change. He rejected the very idea of enlightenment,…
Mooji

Mooji

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Mooji is a contemporary Advaita teacher. He is one of the numerous disciples of Papaji, that started teaching on their own, and probably the most famous of them. Like his master Papaji, he teaches Ramana Maharshi’s method of self-enquiry. Mooji was born…
Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan

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Yogi Bhajan was a spiritual teacher of a Sikh origin, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the west. He started a successful movement in the United States, that later spread to many other countries, as well as a number of businesses which are…
Papaji

Papaji

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Papaji is one of the most famous disciples of Ramana Maharshi; it is mostly because of him that Advaita teachings became so popular in the West. One of his main ideas, that made him especially appealing to the westerners, is that realisation…
Amma

Amma

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Amma, “the hugging saint”, is a contemporary guru from south India with a considerable international following. She is famous for hugging people during the meetings with her followers. These hugging sessions turn into big festive events, that last for many hours with…
Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle is one of the most influential spiritual teachers nowadays. His books are selling in millions, his lectures and courses are always full, and is teachings become the source of inspiration even for those who never thought of spirituality before. At…
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Maharishi was a spiritual teacher and a leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement. In more than 50 years of teaching he established a successful international corporation, that reportedly taught Transcendental Meditation to a few millions of people. He is known for his…
Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh

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Osho is one of the brightest, most radical and controversial spiritual masters not only of the 20th century, but probably the whole history of spirituality. Throughout his whole life he continuously questioned and challenged the status quo of the society, culture and…
Swami Prabhupada

Swami Prabhupada

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Swami Prabhupada is one of the influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which is commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement. Already being a senior man he came to the US…
Meher Baba

Meher Baba

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Meher Baba was in influential spiritual master of the 20th century, who called himself the Avatar, the incarnation of God. Despite the fact that he kept silence throughout his whole life as a teacher, he lived an active life, travelled extensively and…
Sadhguru

Sadhguru

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Sadhguru is a contemporary indian spiritual teacher, yogi and mystic. He is one of the most famous and influential spiritual figures of India both inside the country and abroad. His contemporary style of teaching and multidimensional personality attracts seekers worldwide, he is…
Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi

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Ramana Maharshi is iconic figure of the contemporary spirituality – dozens of spiritual teachers address to his him as their Master, directly or indirectly. Unwillingly he has inspired the whole big movement of Neo-Advaita, and his teachings, once simple and straightforward, now turned into…
George Gurdjieff

George Gurdjieff

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George Gurdjieff is one of the brightest figures of contemporary spirituality, and one of the most radical, controversial and contradictory masters ever known. He never gained much popularity, because of the highly innovative and radical character of his teaching, and because he…
Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna

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Ramakrishna is one of the most popular indian saints of all times. His teachings were addressed to all religious and social groups, and became popular in all classes of indian society, as well as in the West. Ramakrishna played an important role…