Rupert Spira

Year of birth : 1960
Teacher/Guru : Dr. Francis Roles
Education : Matthew
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“ It is impossible to experience the appearance of awareness. We are that awareness to which such an appearance would occur. We have no experience of a beginning to the awareness that is seeing these words. We have no experience of its birth. We have no experience that we, awareness, are born.”

Books by the Master

 " The Transparency of Things '' ... '' Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness Vol I '' ... '' Presence: The Intimacy of all Experience Vol II '' ... '' The Ashes of Love '' ... '' Rupert Spira: Bowl '' 


Rupert Spira was Born in 1960. Rupert Spira first came across the poetry of Rumi at the age of fifteen in 1975. Shortly afterwards he learnt the Mevlevi Turning, a sacred Sufi dance of movement, prayer and meditation, at Colet House in London. Soon after this he met his first teacher, Dr. Francis Roles, who was himself a student of Shantananda Saraswati the Shankaracharya of the North of India. Under Dr. Roles’ guidance 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.

From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

Rupert’s first book is “The Transparency of Things,” subtitled “Contemplating the Nature of Experience”. His second book, “Presence Volume I The Art of Peace and Happiness and Presence Volume II The Intimacy of All Experience” has been currently released by Non-Duality Press.

Rupert Spira is a renowned ceramic artist who examines the relationship between consciousness and form.  Now, on it’s surface, this investigation might not signal a deep, comprehensive understanding of the truth of reality; in truth, it does.