Dennis Waite

Dennis Waite

Following an education in Chemistry, he worked in computing for the next 30 years. Since 2000, he has devoted his life to the study of Advaita and making this teaching more accessible to seekers. His first book, 'The Book of One', provides a summary of the entire teaching. It was published in 2003, extensively revised and republished in 2010.

An introductory book on Sanskrit 'The Spiritual Seeker's Essential Guide to Sanskrit' was published in India in 2005. ‘How to Meet Yourself' was published in 2007, aimed at the non-specialist reader and addresses the fundamental topics of meaning and purpose. 'Back to the Truth’ (2007) is a systematic treatment of Advaita which, by using examples from many sources, helps the reader to differentiate between approaches and teachers. 'Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle' was published in 2008. It contrasts the proven methods of traditional teaching with Western approaches. ‘Advaita Made Easy’, published in 2012, aims to summarize the essentials of the subject in a short, easily assimilable form. ‘Sanskrit for Seekers’ (2014) gives the reader just enough understanding of the language to be able to use a Sanskrit dictionary. ‘A-U-M: Awakening to Reality’ (2015) is a presentation for the modern reader of the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada kArikA-s. ‘Answers… to the Difficult Questions’ (2019) presents questions from hundreds of seekers and the answers given. These are organized into topics, with introductory and summary sections, together with extra material and clarifications where appropriate.

Dennis maintains the most popular website on Advaita at There is an integrated blogging facility at You may also browse a portfolio of his photographs (a lifetime hobby) at

Follow this author:

Books by this author