Finding The Right Teacher For You

With such a huge and rapidly expanding spiritual marketplace out there, it can be confusing trying to find a teacher who suits your needs, culture and personality style. To help narrow things down a bit, here is my brief guide to who might suit you, depending what type of student you are…

What kind of Student are You?

Talk to Me!

You like to have things explained, discussed and talked through, with examples that resonate, your ideal teacher might be…. (drum roll please)…

Eckhart Tolle!

For some, Eckhart is a bit too “spiritual” as he uses terms like ‘form’, ‘presence’ and ‘ego’ to help guide people into a meditative state. Personally, I love his style, but I know others who struggle with it. Here’s an example:

Don’t Bullshit Me! Just Tell Me How!

If you love a no-nonsense, direct approach and a step by step guide, you might just fall in love with……

Byron Katie!

Katie’s method is better known as “The Work” and her books include “Loving What is, Four Questions That Can Change Your Life.” She teaches extensively around the world (though not in Australia yet) using her four questions and turnaround to lead people to clarity and freedom. Here is a little bit of Katie…

I Like Incense!

If you enjoy the teachings of the Buddha and are not put off by bells and gongs, you might enjoy some teaching from…

Thich Nhat Hanh

Known to his students as “Thay”, Thich Nhat Hanh is a prolific author and teacher who probably contributed to bringing the term mindfulness into the mainstream. If you like his style, congratulations! You have about a hundred books to read! Here is an example from Thay…

Keep it Simple Please! I don’t have time to think about it!

If you like things ordinary and everyday, you might enjoy teaching from…

Oli Doyle!

Ok, sorry to self-promote, but it is my website! If you like your mindfulness secular, simple and grounded in the everyday, you might like my book, “Mindfulness Plain and Simple” or you might enjoy this…



 

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