Scott Edelstein has studied happily and productively with several spiritual teachers, including Toni Packer, Dainin Katagiri, Tim McCarthy, and (currently) Steve Hagen. As the friend of several spiritual teachers, he has also spent much time with them “off duty,” sometimes serving as confidant. He is a longtime practitioner of both Buddhism and Judaism, and a committed proponent of serious spirituality in all forms and traditions.

Scott’s short work on spiritual topics has appeared in Shambhala SunAmerican Jewish WorldThe Writer, the anthology What About God? (Upper Room Books), and elsewhere. His most recent books are The User’s Guide to Spiritual Teachers and Sex and the Spiritual Teacher, both from Wisdom Publications. He is also the author of 16 other books on a wide range of subjects.