The APST is a young organization with plans and aspirations to help cultivate greater ethical transparency and accountability in the contemporary spiritual culture. At present, however, our services are limited. We have prioritized our initial focus on teachers; we want to facilitate open and mature communication between teachers, with the goal of encouraging transparency and honesty between them and their students. We are not, as yet, positioned to be an intermediary body between our members and students. We aim to be able to fulfill this role in the future.
In the meantime, we ask that if there is an issue between you and a spiritual teacher/leader, please have courage and take the first step by contacting the teacher directly and airing your grievance. Most problems can be worked out through clear and open communication. If you feel unsafe in any way, please seek safety and support immediately. If necessary, contact the appropriate authorities.
We are working to create an environment that can stimulate growth, learning, and change among our member teachers. We aim to address the culture from within, fostering more authenticity and accountability in this generation of spiritual teachers, and generations to come.