About David

David Deida

Author & Teacher

​“What you want is who you are. Open as you are without hesitation.” – David Deida


  • ​Best-Selling American Author
  • ​Published in Over 25 Languages Worldwide
  • ​World Renowned Speaker & Teacher

“Mark my words: in a future that I hope is not too far off, Deida’s original western Dharma will be widely known as one of the most sublime and accessible expressions of the essence of spiritual practice that is freely offered today.” – Lama Surya Das

​Short Bio

​Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative teachers of our time, bestselling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His ten books are published in more than twenty-five languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses.

His workshops on a radically practical spirituality have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to the field of self-development currently available. The Watkins Review has included Deida in its annual Spiritual 100 List every year since 2011 to the present, designating the most spiritually influential living people worldwide.

He is a founding member of Integral Institute, and has taught and conducted research at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, University of California-Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Lexington Institute in Boston, and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. Some of his recent books include Blue Truth, The Enlightened Sex Manual, and the 20th Anniversary Edition of the international bestseller, The Way of the Superior Man.


“We all taste God, taste Goddess, taste pure Spirit in those moments of sexual rapture, and wise men and women have always used that rapture to reveal Spirit’s innermost secrets. David Deida is such a wise one.”

Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

​“In the area of sacred intimacy, David Deida is holding a lightening bolt. He sheds an astonishing light.”

Marianne Williamsonauthor of A Return to Love

​“David Deida is the one western teacher of tantra whose books I read and whom I send students to learn from. The results of true practice, in any tradition, are unmistakable; David Deida demonstrates them.”

Lama Surya Dasauthor of Awakening the Buddha Within


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The Biographical Overview of David Deida

​Introduction

​Biographical Overview

​Principal Themes

​​Controversies

​Media

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