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Richard L Haight, Kaiden Shihan​

Richard L. Haight is best known for his book, The Unbound Soul, listed as “One of the best books on consciousness of all time” by BookAuthority. Haight is an instructor of martial, meditation and healing arts, and he is the author of several bestselling titles including Inspirience: Meditation Unbound as well as The Psychedelic Path.
     He began his path of awakening at age eight when he made a solemn promise in a vision to dedicate his life to enlightenment and to share what he found with the world. He took his first steps towards that promise at age 12 when he began formal martial arts training.
     At the age of 24, Richard moved to Japan to advance his training with masters of the sword, staff and aiki-jujutsu. During his 15 years living in Japan, Richard was awarded masters licenses in four samurai arts as well as a traditional healing art called Sotai-ho.
     Throughout his life, Richard has had a series of profound visions that have ultimately guided him to the realization of the Oneness that the ancient spiritual teachers often spoke of. This understanding ultimately transformed the arts that he teaches and has resulted in the writing of The Unbound Soul.
    Through his books, his meditation and martial arts seminar, Richard Haight is helping to ignite a worldwide spiritual awakening that is free of all constraints and open to anyone of any level. Richard Haight now lives and teaches in southern Oregon, U.S.A..
     Richard Haight explains that true spiritual enlightenment embraces all of life with deep aliveness, authenticity, innocence, and authority. It is what you are truly seeking.

Richard with his teacher, Shizen Osaki, Sensei in Kanagawa, Japan 2017.

Record of mastership in 5 arts: Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Hyoho, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Jojutsu, Seigo-ryu Battojutsu, Sotai-ho.

Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Kenjutsu Naiden scroll (left) and Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Jojutsu scroll (right).