The User's Guide to Spiritual Teachers - Praise

A wise and practical quickstart guide for anyone who wants—or already has—a spiritual teacher. 



182 pages, 4.5 x 6.5 inches


ISBN 9780861716104

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“An important resource for both beginners and more
seasoned practitioners—presented with wisdom,
clarity, and lightness.”
—Zuiko Redding, Cedar Rapids Zen Center
“A wonderful resource. This guide is down-to-earth
and offers a broader perspective about what to expect
and what not to expect from spiritual teachers.”
—David Rynick, author of This Truth Never Fails
“Finally, a well thought-out, easy-to-read guide to
help folks assess whether a given teacher may be
prone to abuse his power over them or is genuinely
interested in empowering them.”
—Tim Burkett, author of Nothing Holy about It
“Scott Edelstein helps us to stay wide-awake to the
obstacles on the thorny path of spiritual companionship
with another human being.”
—Melissa Myozen Blacker, coeditor of The Book
of Mu