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= recent addition         * = suggested or located by visitor, thank you

Letters after the names indicate their categories:
A=Advaita, B=Buddhist, C=Channels/New Age, D=Devotional, E=Earth Medicine,
F=Fringe, G=Gnostic/Scientific, H=Humour, I=Indian, L=Literature, M=Middle Path,
N=Nonduals, O=Other/misc, P=Perennials, Q=Quasi-Christian,  S=Sufi,
T=Tibetan, U=Unprocessed, X=Disappeared, Y=Yoga, Z=Zen.
For a complete explanation of these categories, Click here.

     J
Leonard Jacobson (A)
Jacqueline Hobbs (N) aka Oracle Girl
Jafree Ozwald (C) aka Jeffrey Grant Oswald 
Pater Willigis Jäger (Z) aka Ko-un Roshi
Robert Ibrahim Jaffe (S)
Maharaj Jagat Singh Ji (I)
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Y)*
Baba Jai Gurudeo (I)* aka Param Sant Swami Tulsidas Ji Maharaj 
Mary Jise Jaksch Roshi (Z)
Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche (T)
Jamme Choesin Rinpoche (T)
Jamme Lhamchog Rinpoche (T) aka Lhatrul Nyima Kunkhyab Trinley Drodul Palzangpo
Lama Jampa Thaye (T)  
Janak G Neill (X)
Janaka Stagnaro (N)
Swami Janananda Baba (I)
Sharon Janis (O) aka Kumuda
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati (D) aka Joyce Green, Joya Santana, Joyce DiFiore, Joyce Cho
Jeddah Mali (O)*
Janet Jefferson (C)  
Jens Schmidt-Wilke (N) aka Mario Nette
Dr Larry Jensen (O)
Je Tsongkhapa (P) aka Losang Drakpa
Jetsunma Ahkön Norbu Lhamo (D) aka Alice (Alyce) Zeoli, Catharine Burroughs
Sotapanna Jhanananda (B)* aka Jeffrey S Brooks 
Ji Bong Soen Sa (Z) aka Robert Moore
Ji Din Shakya (Z)
Lama Jigme Rinpoche (T) 
Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim (B) 
Sri Jinendra Swami (A)*
Sensei Alfred Jitsudo Ancheta (Z)
Jivanjili (N)
Rev Master Jiyu-Kennett (Z) 
Jnaneshvar (P) aka Jnanadeva
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati (Y)* aka Swami J
Joanika Ring (N)*
 
Harish Johari (L)*
St John of the Cross (P)  
John of God (C)* aka Joăo Teixeira da Faria 
John-Roger (Hinkins) (F)
Dr Jerry Alan Johnson (O)  
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Y)  
Charlotte Joko Beck (Z) 
Jim Jones (F)
Lisa Jones (X)  
Kathie Jordan (C)*
Joshu (P)  
Stephen Jourdain (N)  
Luc Jouret (F)
Don Juan Matus (E)
Julie Sarah Powell (N)*
Al-Junayd al-Baghdadi (P) 
Burt Jurgens (N)  
Justin (O)* 
Prabhushri Swami Amar Jyoti (O)  
Swatantr Jyoti (X)  
Swami Jyotirmayananda (Y) 

     K
Jeru Kabbal (O) aka Swami Anand Santosh
Kabir (P)
Sri KagaPujandar (I) * aka Ayya
Matt Kahn (O)* 
Alain Kaisen Krystaszek (Z)*  
Shree Kaka Maharaj (I) aka Ashok Kaka
Param Pujya Kalavati Aai (I) aka Kalavati Devi
Swami Kaleshwar (D) aka Kali, Sri Sai Kaleshwara
Kali (N) aka Franciska von Koch
Kali Devi Acharya (X) aka Mataji
Kali Ma Troma Rigtsal Rinpoche (O)* aka Khadro
Kali Ray (Y) *
Kalika (O)*
Kalindi (F) aka Kalindi La Gourasana, Carol Seidman
Sri Kalki Bhagavan (D)* aka Avatar Sri Mukteshwar Bhagavan, Kalki Avatar, Vijayakumar Naidu
Master Shlomo Kalo (O)
Khayad Je Kalu Rinpoche (T)
Alton Kamadon (C)  
Ma Gopala Kamya (X) * aka Rossella Montecalvo
Shri Kapilnath (O)*  
Philip Kapleau Roshi (M)
Karasu (E) aka Sherab Dorje 
Raymond Karczewki (O)  
Gyalwa Karmapa (16th) (M)
* aka Rangjung Rigpe Dorje
Lama Karta (X)
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (T)
Sri Karunamayi (D) aka Amma, Bhagavati Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi
Dainin Katagiri Roshi (Z) 
Byron Katie (A) aka Byron Kathleen Reid
RP (Rajeshwar Prasad) Kaushik (L) *  
Kay (N)
Les Kaye (Z)
Kedarji (O)*
Matt C. Keener (G)
Wolter Keers (N)
Keizan Jokin Zenji (P)
Rory Kelley (X)  
Kelly (X)  
Jon Kelly (O)
Loch Kelly (N)  
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (M) *
Sally Kempton (O) aka Swami Durgananda 
Robert Kennedy S.J. Roshi (Z)
Leslie Kenton (E)
Tom Kenyon (O) *
Dr Jan Kersschot (N)  

Swami Keshabananda Brahmchari (I)  
Guru Mata Keshavadas (O) aka Rama Mata
Sadguru Sant Keshavadas (O)  
Ken Kessel (Z) 
Younge Khachab Rinpoche (T)
 
Khandro Déchen (T)  
Khandro Tenzin Lhodro Rinpoche (X)  
Hon. Khapti Maharaj (I)

Ayya Khema (B) aka Ilse Ledermann
Khen Rinpoche (DT) aka Sermey Khensur Geshe Lobsang Tharchin 
Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche (DT)  
Sayagyi U Ba Khin (B)  
Khun Yay Ajahn Maharattana Upasika Chandra Khonnokyoong (B)  
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (T)  
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (T) aka Khyentse Norbu
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche (T)  
Scott Kiloby (N) 
Jared Kimble (O) aka Da Fire, Babblon 
Babaji Bob Kindler (O)  
Dr George King (C)*
Kiran Kanakia (N)  
Rev Seiyu Kiriyama (B)  

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     K cont
Sant Kirpal Singh (M)
Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche (T)
Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede (Z)
Sunya Kjolhede (Z)
*
Elizabeth Klarich (Y)
Jean Klein (A)
Sri Harold Klemp (F)
J. Z. Knight (F) aka Judith Darlene Hampton
Ko Hsuan (P)
Kobutsu Shindo Kevin C Malone (Z)  
Jan Koehoorn (X) 
Max Kohler (U)
Rev Kongo Langlois Roshi (Z) aka Richard Valentine Langlois
Gerry Kopelow (T) aka Lama Gyurne Dorje 
Pater Johannes Kopp (Z) aka Hôun Ken
Zen-Meister Zensho Wolfgang Kopp (Z)
David Koresh (F) aka Vernon Howell
Jack Kornfield (B)
Kosi (N)* aka Ann Warner
Gary Kraftsow (Y)
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj (D) aka Shri Maharaj Ji, Ram Kripalu Tripathi
Swami Sri Kripalvanandji (Y)
Mahatma Brahmachary Krishanandaji (O) aka Prof Jose Sergio Griffa
Krishna (N)  
Sri Krishna (P)
Krishna Gauci (N)  
Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami (I)
aka Dattaswami 
Pujya Krishnabai (I)  
Sri Krishnadass (N)  
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (Y)
Jiddu Krishnamurti (A)
U.G. Krishnamurti (A) (Uppaluri Gopala)
H.H. Sri Swami Krishnananda Saraswati Maharaj (I)
Swami Shanti Kristian (O)* aka Kristian Dahl-Madsen 
Kriya Yoga Institute (Inst) (Y)
Swami Kriyananda (O) aka James Donald Walters
Sri Goswami Kriyananda (O)  
Ku Ye (X) 
Rev. Gyomay Kubose (B)  
Rev. Koyo Kubose (B)  
Akira Ji'un-ken Kubota (Z)  
Vijay Kumar (C)  
Künga Dawa (T) aka Richard Arthure
Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche (T)  
Lama Karma Kunzang (T)* aka Rodney Devenish, Kunzang Palden Rinpoche 
Ven / Rev Kusala Bhikshu (B)* aka Thich Tam-Thien 
Sonsa Kusan Sunim (Z) *  
Kyabje Künzang Dorje Rinpoche (T)  
Kyososama (O) aka Kanichi Otsuka
Kyozan Ejaku (P) aka Yangshan Huiji, Yang-shan Hui-chi

     L
The Lady (D) aka Lady Gayle
Lahiri Mahasaya (Y) aka Shyama Charan Lahiri
Shibendu Lahiri (O)  
Brian Lake (X) 
Gina Lake (N)*  
Shri Swami Lakshman Joo Raina (M)
Sri Lakshmana Swami (I)  
Lalla (P) aka Lal Ded, Lalleshwari, Lalla Yogeshwari
Archie Fire Lame Deer (E)  
Josephine Fire Lame Deer (E)  
Landover Baptist Church (H)  
Lao Tzu (P)  
Lama Lar (O) aka Lar(ry) Short
P'arang Geri Larkin (Z)  
Ronda LaRue (O)  
Mother Lasana (O)* aka Matka Lasana 
Ton Lathouwers (Z) 
Hans Laurentius (N)  
Brother Lawrence (P) aka Nicholas Herman
Laxman (X) asa Lakshman
Leah Allén (O)  
Timothy Leary (G) *
Graham Ledgerwood (O) aka Ramakrishna Ananda
Howard Y Lee (E) 
Dr Ilchi Lee (F) aka Seung Heun Lee
Patrick Jasper Lee (E)  
Hermann R Lehner (N)*
Frederick Lenz (F) aka (Zen Master) Rama, Atmananda
Jose LeRoy (N)
Lester Levenson (N)
John Levy (N)
Dennis Lewis (O)
Spencer Lewis (G)
Lho Böngtül Rinpoche (T) aka Tendzin Nyima
Lho Kunsang Rinpoche (T)
Li Hongzhi (F)
Jaime T. Licauco (O)
Lieh-Tzu (P) aka Lieh Yu-Kou
Uwe Lilienthal (N)
Rick (Dr Richard) Linchitz (N)*
Roger Linden (N)
 
Ling Rinpoche (DT) aka Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Dorjechang
TD Lingo (G) *
HH Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin-Yum (O)*  
Wayne Liquorman (A) aka Ram Tzu
Dr Dr Norman D Livergood (H)  
Khensur Denma Locho Rinpoche (T)
Lodewyck Kuijt (N) aka Gopalji
Yeshe Lodoy Rinpoche (T) *
Lama Lodro (T) aka Jeff Alvin Olson
Lodro Rabphel Rinpoche (X)
Mahayogi Baba Lokenath (I)  
Nagual Lonewolf (E)*  
Barry Long (A)
Longchenpa (P) aka Longchen Rabjampa
Jacqueline Maria Longstaff (O)*
John Daido Loori (Z)
Postneshin Jelaluddin Loras (S) 
Deborah Lord (E)
Lorem (X)* aka Atlantidea
Ven Losang Samten (T) asa Lobsang 
Olga Louchakova (O)  
David Lourie (H) aka Roshi Hőgen Berman
JoAnn Lovascio (X)  
Christopher Love (X)  
Albert Low (Z)  
Paul Lowe (M) * aka Swami Ananda Teertha
Alan Lowen (O) aka Swami Anand Rajen
Lee Lozowick (M)
Grand Master Lu Sheng-Yen (F) aka Living Buddha Lian-sheng, S-Y L
Luangpor Teean Jittasubho (B) aka Pann Intapew 
Lubavitcher Rebbe (F) aka Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Chiara Lubich (Q) 
Laura Lucille (U)*
Lujan Matus (E)* 
HH Menri Trizin, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima (T)*
Ger Lyons (O)
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The Ratings at a Glance

For a full description of the rating and category system 
and how it works, Click here


    The ratings are:

= the greats, helping many

= limited, some handicaps, or maybe not yet full stature

= very limited, narrow approach or ideology, or still developing

= suspect but on balance positive

= suspect

= bogus, may have some value, who knows

= worse than bogus, no redeeming value

Unrated 

= too new, old or retiring, not enough info, or a "teacher" type
 

To view a list of all the rated gurus organized 
by rating, Click here

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