Meet Sri Harold Klemp

The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master—Inner Guide, Outer Teacher

Sri Harold Klemp is the spiritual leader of ECKANKAR today. He is a spiritual teacher and author of more than a hundred published works, some translated into more than eighteen languages.

Harold Klemp was raised on a Wisconsin farm and educated at a divinity school. Inspired by inner experiences beyond the scope of the orthodox church of his upbringing, he became a seeker. In the late 1960s, he found the ECK teachings. His training under the ancient line of ECK Masters led to his experience of God-Realization. Today his talks and writings show people how to pursue their own unique journey to Self-Realization and God-Realization.

In 1981, he became the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. He is a teacher for tens of thousands of students in over 140 countries. He offers a powerful spiritual study program for members of ECK. This includes written discourses, spiritual exercises to experiment with, and the opportunity to join a Satsang (spiritual study) class.

Recognized as a pioneer of “everyday spirituality,” Sri Harold Klemp is known for his sense of humor, parables, and practical approach to the spiritual life. Through his living example, he shows people how they too can reach the higher states of divine love.

As the Mahanta he has the ability to work inwardly with spiritual students. People all around the world report direct experiences with him through dreams and contemplation. Through the inner teachings, the student can receive direct wisdom from the heart of God and reach his or her highest spiritual potential.

“My main job is to awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart. You are Soul. You are a child of God.

“And your spiritual destiny is to become a Co-worker with God, to spread divine love to all those around you.”

—Harold Klemp, Welcome to the Wonderful World of ECK! Your Membership Guidebook

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