Biography

'Rebellious by nature, pure at heart'
The Times of India

The Master views the parts with compassion,
because he understands the whole.
His constant practice is humility.
He doesn't glitter like a jewel
but lets himself be shaped by the Tao,
as rugged and common as stone.
- Tao Te Ching 39

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John Siddique is a much-loved sacred teacher, writer, and poet who is not aligned with any particular religion, philosophy, or tradition. Known for his authenticity, humour, and ‘feet on the ground’ wisdom. While John has eschewed the normal route of fame, his powerful work has quietly reached millions of people in many ways, through books, apps, downloads, broadcasting, retreats, classes and talks. John’s life is dedicated to helping people live their most authentic and awakened lives with true dignity.

He is the creator of Self-Acceptance Through Authenticity, and he is the author of six books, and has published numerous pieces all around the world. He has written for BBC National Radio including programs on Near-Death Experiences and The Cultural Impact of  The Indian Partition. The thread of the sacred runs through every iteration of his work. John also keeps a hand in the literary world by serving on an editorial board for the Royal Literary Fund.

John’s work aims to guide and inspire the individual to awaken to and express their true nature and purpose. He strongly promotes the need for us to take a conscious role of service within our own lives, and our structures of community and society, in which we heal and move from existing and reacting in fear to responsive authenticity based in love and being.

Born in the United Kingdom, John initially had a difficult early life and rebelled against school and society. He later attended Manchester University as a mature student gaining a Master’s Degree in Literature. His study of meditation, yoga, and inner healing began at the age of fourteen, at first from books, then in the deep practical study of the great religions and practices, before setting all labels aside after a series of profound shifts in consciousness which included a near-death experience in 2014.

John’s down-to-earth approach is informed by his practice and insight, his love of life, his partner, and his compassion towards all beings. You can find out more about John's books and writing life here. He resides in the United Kingdom and India.


Testimonials

‘I will carry your teachings with me in the basket of things that really matter to me.’
Larry - Oregon, USA

‘A transmission of deep presence and heart-centeredness. John seems to know exactly what to say, and when to say it, to draw you in to a deep meditative state.’ 
Richard - Sweden

'You make the world better with the love, kindness, clarity, and deep knowledge you share.
Thank you.' 
Kaija - Ohio, USA

'John's meditations are such a gift to the world.'
Lori - Tampa, USA

'Very deep, very filling, very powerful truths. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.'
Lily - Antigua

'Gentle, kind, funny, human and deeply profound. John's guidance supports you in a way that allows you to touch the depth of your own being. He also makes me laugh!' 
Rose - Hebden Bridge

'Thank you, your words, your light within, guide me to that within me.'
Tracy - New Zealand

'Beautiful, simple, open guidance into the heart of peace.'
Jon - Malaga

'Thank you for being with us here and giving from your heart as you do, it helps so many like myself through this lifetime of survival.'
Susan - California

'I am slowly becoming more aware of who I am and my presence in a more intimate clearer way with this newfound gift of Guided Meditation! Sure it's never too late!! How beautiful you are John! You're gifted with a special communication that profoundly inspires me.
Love joy and peace to you and us all.'
Yvonne - Sligo

'Deeply touched my heart and challenged me to let go of the pains and fears in my own life.' 
Elizabeth - Uganda

'I think you just saved my life.'
Stephanie - Vermont

'Thanks for helping me to get a glimpse of my true self.'
Kathy - Texas

'Exactly what I needed at this moment in my life.
Thank you for sharing and being the answer to what I was asking for.'
VR - Florida


Gratitude to my teachers

Though I am not aligned with any religion or tradition, I bow in deepest love and gratitude to those who have walked before and beside me as guides on the sacred path through their teachings, presence, and inspiration:

Stephen Levine, Donald Shimoda, Paul Brunton, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargdatta, Pema Chodron, Ram Dass, Swami Janakananda, and most especially beloved Sri Swami Satchidananda