Rupert Spira’s spiritual journey started when he discovered Sufism and the poetry of Rumi in 1975.

Soon after he learned mantra meditation and was introduced to the classical system of Advaita or Non-Duality.

This formed the foundation of his interest and practice for the next 25 years. During this time he studied Ouspensky, Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj and attended Krishnamurti’s last meetings at Brockwood Park. During the late seventies and early eighties

Rupert also trained as a ceramic artist – and started his first studio in 1983 making pieces that are to be found in private and public collections around the world. Meanwhile a turning point in his spiritual journey started in the mid 1990s led Rupert to an American teacher, Robert Adams, who died two days after he arrived. However, while visiting, Rupert was told about another teacher, Francis Lucille… Whom he met several months later. Over the next twelve years Rupert studied with Francis who introduced Rupert to the Direct Path teachings of —At-Manan-da Krishna-menon— and the tantric approach of Kashmir Shaivism, which Francis had received from his own teacher, Jean Klein. Of the these years, Rupert writes, “The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. He continues to teach and spread the word about non-duality and many of his teachings can be found on youtube and at his website Rupert lives in Oxford, UK, with his wife and unfortunately is a Manchester United fan.