Rupert Spira 

From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of seventeen he learnt to meditate, and began studying and practicing the teachings of the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the guidance of Dr. Francis Roles and Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the north of India, which he continued for the next twenty years. During this time he immersed himself in the teachings of P.D.Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. Francis introduced Rupert to the Direct Path teachings of Atmanada Krishnamenon; Jean Klein and the tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism; and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.


Rupert’s four books, The Transparency of Things, subtitled Contemplating the Nature of Experience (2008); Presence, in two volumes, subtitled The Art of Peace and Happiness and The Intimacy of All Experience (2012); a collection of sayings, The Ashes of Love (2013); and The Light of Pure Knowing, Thirty meditations on the Essence of Non-Duality (2014) – are a profound exploration of the non-dual nature of experience.


Rupert lives in UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and USA. For all further information see