17 of the Best Spiritual Teachers to Learn From

For those who are interested in subjects like consciousness, spiritual living and even the Law of Attraction, there is much to be gained from learning from a multitude of spiritual teachers.   Fortunately, the world has many, and some of the best spiritual teachers are alive right now to inspire us and provide us with guidance! 

I believe each new teacher I’ve encountered has brought his or her own unique perspective and gifts to the spiritual community.  I’ve also found that different teachers have resonated with me at different times along my path.  As they say “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.” 

So today, I offer you a list of some of my favorite spiritual teachers (in no particular order).  

If you are looking for a spiritual “lift” scan down the list and select the teacher that sounds most appealing in this moment.  Whichever name you gravitate to is the best selection. Then, do a little searching and find a book, quote, movie or video clip by this teacher and read or watch.  Let your intuition guide you to receive the teachings that are right for you! 

  1. Lao Tzu: Ancient Chinese philosopher and author of the “Tao Te Ching.”
  2.  Marianne Williamson: American writer and spiritual teacher most noted for her book “A Return to Love: ‘Reflections on the Principles of ‘A Course In Miracles.’”
  3. Eckhart Tolle: German spiritual teacher and author of “The Power of Now,” amongst others.
  4.  Deepak Chopra: Indian American spiritual speaker and author of “The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success,” amongst others.
  5.  Michael Beckwith:  American spiritual teacher a founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center.
  6.  Gabrielle Bernstein:  American motivational speaker and author of the book “Spirit Junkie,” amongst others.
  7.  Darryl Anka:  American spiritual channel for the entity known as “Bashar.”
  8.  Esther Hicks:  American spiritual channel for the collective entities known as “Abraham.”
  9.  Louise Hay:  American founder of Hay House publications and the author of “You Can Heal Your Life.”
  10.  Wayne Dyer: American motivational speaker and author of “The Power of Intention,” amongst others.
  11.  Dalai Lama: Tibetan monk, spiritual leader and author of “The Art of Happiness,” amongst others.
  12.  Thich Nhat Hanh: Vietnamise Buddhist monk, peace activist and author of “Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Every Day Life,” amongst others.
  13.  Rhonda Byrne: Australian writer and producer of both the book and film “The Secret.”
  14. Paulo Coelho: Brazilian novelist, most noted for writing “The Alchemist.”
  15.  Neale Donald Walsch: American author of the series “Conversations With God.”
  16. Carl Jung: Swiss psychiatrist who defined and studied the “Collective Unconscious.”
  17.  Gregg Braden: American author of “The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief,” amongst others.

These are a few of the best spiritual teachers on my list.  Do you have any other teachers you would add to this list? Comment below and share them with me!

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  • Lisa Turner
    Posted October 6, 2015 5:04 am 0Likes

    Lee Carroll is a channel for Kryon. Very inspiring. I feel so much truth from him.

  • Jaye
    Posted October 6, 2015 11:50 am 0Likes

    I would include Doreen Virtue on that list too. I find her weekly card readings very accurate. xx

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 6, 2015 12:40 pm 0Likes

    Ahh, yes Lisa! I’ve seen Lee and Kryon before. Great stuff. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 6, 2015 12:40 pm 0Likes

    Hi Jaye! I love Doreen Virtue-I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you 🙂

  • Monica
    Posted October 9, 2015 7:58 pm 0Likes

    David Cameron Gikandi http://www.miraclesfor.me
    His book is a free download on his website: “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” Amazing

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 12, 2015 7:37 am 0Likes

    Hi Monica! Thanks for sharing this resource…I am going to check that out today. All the best, Andrea

  • Colleen
    Posted October 14, 2015 11:30 am 0Likes

    I agree that different teachers resonate at different times. Sometimes you’re just not ready for what you read. I read Byron Katie but was not really getting it, re-read her a year later and whoa, I am seeing amazing transformations in my thinking.

  • Shell
    Posted October 22, 2015 4:56 pm 0Likes

    I add Catherine Ponder and Neville Goddard.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 22, 2015 7:22 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Shell-Great additions! 🙂 -Andrea

  • Anonymous
    Posted June 15, 2016 2:08 pm 0Likes

    I would suggest everyone to watch sadhguru speaking for once….

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 15, 2016 6:07 pm 0Likes

    Hi Anonymous! I recently got turned on to Sadhguru…great recommendation!

  • Anonymous
    Posted October 16, 2016 4:15 pm 0Likes

    heyyyy you forgot to mention Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 16, 2016 6:22 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for the addition Anonymous:) XO, Andrea

  • Sally High
    Posted January 9, 2017 8:30 am 0Likes

    Thank you for this helpful list.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 9, 2017 9:00 am 0Likes

    Thanks Sally <3 <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted January 15, 2017 5:37 pm 0Likes

    Bentinho Massaro

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 15, 2017 6:58 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for sharing Anonymous <3

  • Murali Ramaswami
    Posted September 28, 2017 10:41 pm 0Likes

    Without including Ramakrishna paramahamsa and Ramana Maharishi this is an incompleted list

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 29, 2017 10:49 am 0Likes

    Thanks for adding to the list Murali <3

  • Ryan Hampton
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  • Adrian
    Posted July 21, 2020 1:15 pm 0Likes

    I would add Neville Goddard, Joseph Murphy, John Randolph Price, and Ernest Holmes!

  • Adrian
    Posted October 7, 2020 5:05 am 0Likes

    For me the gratest are Joseph Murphy, Neville Godard, John Randolph Price, Ernest Holmes, Abraham Hicks, Louise Hay and Joel Goldsmith!

  • Anonymous
    Posted April 9, 2021 12:12 am 0Likes

    I have been reading The works of James Allen.

  • Anonymous
    Posted June 6, 2021 8:18 am 0Likes

    Richard Rohr

  • George McMillan
    Posted October 21, 2021 3:04 am 0Likes

    Christine Breese should be on this list, runs University of Metaphysical Sciences, enlightening videos too

  • Hasan Eesa
    Posted January 13, 2022 11:00 pm 0Likes

    Like to learn more on this Subject and how to get in contact with people on this subject within my area

  • Colin
    Posted January 11, 2024 10:17 pm 0Likes

    I believe that I’m a spiritual teacher. But make money with my hands. I love helping others see their potential from their hardships. My hard times in younger years has pushed me here. Any advice for starting as a spiritual teacher?

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