Advaita Vision

Advaita for the 21st Century

Satsang Teachers H - L

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Those western teachers (whether living or deceased), who provide non-traditional teaching through the medium of satsang, are listed here alphabetically according to their surname. Note that these pages do not attempt to assign any priority or indication of authority. The only criterion for a teacher being listed here is that I have encountered some of their written material at one time or another and found it inspiring to some degree. Many will not be listed simply because, although I may well have heard of them, I simply have no direct acquaintance with their teachings and so have been unable to form any opinion. It should be noted that, as described in detail in my book 'Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle', I cannot recommend the 'satsang' style of teaching as a viable path to enlightenment, even though the teacher may be accomplished.

Burt Harding - The Awareness Foundation. The site has a monthly newsletter, answers to frequently asked email questions, transcribed talks and other articles. Satsangs are held in Vancouver.

"There is no death because there is no life, there is only this moment in consciousness. When we think the body is alive, we fear death. But why are you afraid of death? Are you alive now?"

Read the essay 'What is important - question or answer?' by Burt Harding.

Burt Harding


Douglas Harding

Douglas Harding (1909 - 2007) - The site maintained by the 'Shollond Trust' contains details of the self-enquiry 'path' described by Douglas Harding. His 'experiments' are designed to enable you to recognise the misconceptions about your nature and direct you towards what you really are. A number of articles by Harding and others may be downloaded. Books may also be purchased.

"In my essential functioning I am divine, whether I admit it or not. It is by the way, so to speak, according to the particular form that functioning takes, that I am human and this particular human."


His most famous book is 'On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious', a 5* book at Amazon. 7 sample pages may be viewed at this link.

Alternatively, here is the link to Amazon UK.


Charlie Hayes - Correspondence, Audios, Essays, Books and Links from Charlie Hayes, a former professional racing driver. After thirty years and many gurus, Charlie finally ended his search with the help of John Wheeler and Bob Adamson. He now hosts talks at his home in Enid, Oklahoma and other invited locations.
"Despite all your valiant efforts of reading, hearing CD's, watching videos, practicing meditations, and going to satsangs and retreats, do you still feel something is wrong? Or that something is missing in life? Are you frustrated by the endless search for true peace? This is unnecessary suffering! With competent and compassionate guidance, you can find for yourself that there is no "separate entity", in Reality. This seeing brings true Self-Knowledge ... the realization that what you ARE is Absolute Freedom and Absolute Love".

Charlie Hayes


Floyd Henderson - arranges retreats one-on-one, for couples or for groups. Telephone sessions also available. Retreats are based in Texas.

The “journey” begins with a recognition of the falsity of the “I,” not with abidance as the Absolute.

Floyd Henderson


Catherine Ingram - The site contains details of retreats, extracts from dialogues (including several Realaudio files), interviews and articles, tapes to buy etc.

"The silence remains untouched, unstained, immaculate. Thoughts are only a problem if you are preoccupied with them, giving them your attention, believing in the entity of 'ME' around which the thoughts swirl."


Catherine Ingram

Her book, 'Passionate Presence' was published in 2003. Read the chapter 'Delight' in the Discourses from Current Teachers section.

Alternatively, here is the link to Amazon UK.


Karl (Renz) - His site is in German/English/French and contains details of his satsang schedules, together with an interview, autobiographical details, paintings and photos.

"The Self is never enlightened or unenlightened. It is always prior to all ideas of enlightenment or non-enlightenment, no matter what you say about it. All this is conceptual."

Karl Renz


Wayne Liquorman

Wayne Liquorman - The Advaita Fellowship of Redondo beach, California is the site of the Direct Path teaching stemming from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and contains information about him, Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman (who previously wrote poetry under the name of Ram Tzu). Wayne tours the world giving satsangs and retreats. The site provides a few Real Audio clips from Wayne's talks, which can be downloaded. There are transcripts from his satsangs, from which you can get an excellent idea of his style before you buy one of his books. There is also a chat room and message board and books, audio tapes, video cassettes and t-shirts (seriously) may be purchased.

"As a seeker after truth one tends to hold oneself in rather high regard."


Wayne Liquorman's book, 'Acceptance of What Is' is in the list of Recommended Reading.


Page last updated: 09-Jan-2013