Jean Klein (October 19, 1912 – February 22, 1998) was a French author, spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita, or Nondualism. “Only in a spontaneous state of interior silence can we open ourselves to our true nature: the ‘I Am’ of pure consciousness.” Jean spent his childhood in Brno. He studied musicology and medicine in Vienna and Berlin. He arrived in France in 1933, and during WWII worked for the French Resistance. He left for India around 1950. During his three years there he met a spiritual teacher of Advaita and returned to the West to become a spiritual teacher himself. He died in Santa Barbara, California. Students of his who went on to become teachers include, Francis Lucille and Eric Barre.