Friday, September 5, 2014


Randy Bell lives in the mountains of western North Carolina where he is the Director of Spring Creek Spirituality, welcoming all faiths and backgrounds as we explore each person’s individual spirituality using our everyday language.  Randy has followed a spiritual path that has taken him to many diverse sources - principally the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, and Lao-Tsu – and has been a Zen practitioner for over 40 years.  He has written 15 books, and essays on two blogs, regarding various spiritual and social commentary topics. He is a guest speaker, leads spiritual and personal growth workshops, serves as a meditation teacher, and provides spiritual direction. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the North Carolina Writer's Network.


Contact Randy at:

Spiritual Teachings

A variety of workshops, teaching activities, and retreat offerings.

Spiritual companioning, counseling and direction on an individual basis.

Book Writings:

The Divine Intention For Our Human Life

God and Me: A Statement of Belief                        Buddhism: An Introductory Guide

Lessons from the Teacher Jesus                            Lessons from the Teacher Buddha

Lessons from the Teacher Moses                          Lessons from the Teacher Muhammad

Forms of Meditation                                          Starting a Personal Meditation Practice

Unpacking The Boxes of Our Attachments          Awareness, Insight & Mindfulness

Executive’s Guidebook for Institutional Change   Career Choices For Your Soul

The Myths Of Our Founding Fathers And Their Constitution

Conversations With America

Publications available from

McKee Learning Foundation &/or &/or

More information at

Blog Commentaries:

Our Spiritual Way

Supporting personal commitment, individual insight, and listening to guidance
as we share our spiritual journeys together.

Thoughts From The Mountain

A social commentary from a spiritual and ethical perspective.

Guest Teacher / Presenter:

      ·       International Wild Goose Festival – Spiritual Directors team

      ·       Advent Spirituality Center – “The Gathering,” and other sponsored workshops

      ·       Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte – guest speaker and leader

·       Department of Religion, Mt. Olive College – guest speaker

      ·       United Methodist Church, Mars Hill, NC – strategic planning retreat facilitator

·       Guest columnist – Asheville Citizens-Times

·       various independently offered workshops


Spiritual Instruction And Workshop Student With:
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
·       Sharon Salzburg

·       Lama Surya Das

·       Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Temper, New York

·       Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

·       Institute for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Massachusetts

  •  Member, Spiritual Directors International
  •   Member, North Carolina Writers Network
  • Former Board of Trustee member and Treasurer, Advent Spirituality Center
  • Steering Committee member, Center for Art and Spirit