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Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira is a leading voice of clarity in contemporary spirituality and nonduality. From an early age, he was deeply interested in the nature of reality and the source of lasting peace and happiness. Rupert began to meditate at the age of 17 and spent the next 20 years immersed in the teachings of classical Advaita Vedanta. In 1997 he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct path approach of Atmananda Krishna Menon and the tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. After 30 years working as a ceramic artist and exhibiting worldwide, Rupert closed his studio in 2011 and now devotes his time to sharing the nondual understanding through his meetings and writings. He teaches in Europe, the United States, and online worldwide. 

In his podcast, Rupert engages in conversation with thinkers and leaders in the realms of spirituality, art, science, mental health and well-being, among other topics, about the innumerable ways the nondual understanding can be applied in our everyday lives. He explores the perennial nondual awareness that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Hinduism, Buddhism, mystical Christianity, Sufism and Zen.

Rupert is the author of 12 books, which have been translated into 12 languages. His most recent book, Being Myself, was published in 2021. Rupert lives in Oxford, United Kingdom.