Jean Klein (spiritual teacher)

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Jean Klein (October 19, 1912 – February 22, 1998) was a French author, spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism).[1] According to Jean Klein, it is only in a "spontaneous state of interior silence that we can open ourselves to our true nature: the 'I Am' of pure consciousness."[citation needed]


Jean Klein was born in Berlin. He spent his childhood in Brno. He studied musicology and medicine in Vienna and Berlin. He arrived in France in 1932-1933, and during WWII worked for the French Resistance. He left for India around 1954 to study yoga and Advaita Vedanta for three years. During those three years he met a spiritual teacher of Advaita, "Panditji" Rao, and returned to the West to become a spiritual teacher himself. He died in Santa Barbara, California.[citation needed] Several of his disciples, including Francis Lucille, went on to become spiritual teachers themselves.



Revue Être

Article ‘Propos du vieux Tcheng’ (‘words from Old Cheng) ‘Être’, 1974.