Author and spiritual teacher Conor Detwiler grew up near Boston, Massachusetts and traveled extensively as a child. At a young age, he discovered a deep, inward dimension, but his resolution into it was interrupted by a difficult adolescence. After mistaking the turbulence of spiritual awakening for a mental disorder during his teenage years, he came to recognize the need to devote himself fully to this demanding inner transformation. He spent the following years in intense introspection, reading world spiritual and philosophical texts to contextualize this shift. For the past several years he has counseled in Argentina and the United States and continues to share his teachings through writing, videos and meditations.
Yet Conor’s primary purpose is not in a life trajectory, but in a profound and timeless dimension within. In the tradition of countless spiritual writers, from Zen master Dōgen to contemplative Roman senator Boethius, Detwiler guides us to an inward space beyond our particular circumstances. He teaches us to cut through noise to realize the essence of what we are, thereby awakening to life beyond the film of conflict and dysfunction that has always haunted humanity. He sees this as a pressing necessity both for the survival of our species amid mounting challenges and for anyone who wants to be truly free.