Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

100% of all money received funds the growth and development of the ASI. This includes (a) website maintenance, development and hosting, (b) webinar training and education for both the public and ASI members, and (c) organization costs (e.g. corporate legal and accounting requirements). The founders of the Association for Spiritual Integrity do not draw salaries or financial compensations. The ASI is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Colorado, and a recognized 501(c)(3) charity. All donations made are tax deductible, so please keep and print out your receipts.
Yes, we are a registered non-profit corporation in the State of Colorado and recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity.
No. The ASI offers a listing of member teachers only. You can view the list here: Members Directory. We state on that page "we do not endorse, recommend or approve of any particular spiritual leader, teacher, guide or teaching (individual or organization) listed. We are only providing a directory listing of our members as a resource. We advise anyone looking for spiritual guidance to review the Student Guidelines and apply due diligence and discernment in your selection process."
There is a Members Directory on this site that displays a list of all ASI members who chose to be listed. All ASI members are encouraged to place the ASI Member badge logo image on their own personal website as well to help you know if they have joined us. If you are interested in participating in an event with a teacher, you can also ask the local host if the visiting teacher is a member and if not, why not. View the Members Directory here.
All correspondences relating directly to the ASI can be emailed to apst.manager@gmail.com. If you wish to contact any of the board members in a personal or professional capacity, please contact them through their personal websites as found on the About webpage.
A venue can becomes a supporter of the ASI and encourage visiting teachers to become members. Venues can also make it their policy to only host teachers who have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
We have created the Student Guidelines as a primary resource. Students are also encouraged to read the Honor Code of Ethics and Good Practice for teachers. After reading and reflecting on both of these documents, it is hoped that there is more clarity around the role and behavior expected of both teachers and students, cultivating honesty and integrity. As often as possible, we sponsor online video meeting/webinar/workshop events designed to help us all look deeper into aspects of ethics and integrity within our own selves and our spiritual communities. donations to the ASI enable us to sponsor these events for everyone. If you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this webpage you will be informed when new events are announced & registration details. We also have a public Facebook Discussion Group that everyone can join and participate. We look forward to seeing you there.

Membership Questions

We welcome anyone to join the ASI who is in a position of spiritual leadership, who provides teachings and/or guidance in one-on-one or group settings. For example, spiritual teachers, priests, meditation teachers, guides, dharma teachers, yoga studio owners and managers, yoga teachers, counselors or therapists, dharma center staff, ministers, reverends, spiritual community leaders or influencers, authors, bloggers or podcasters who focus solely of spiritual topics. Visit our Join Us webpage for full details on membership benefits, requirements and the application process. If you are still unsure if you should apply, please contact us.
The ASI is open to furthering spiritual ethics in whatever way is feasible. Please email us with your ideas and we will be happy to discuss them with you. Thank you.
Please visit our Join Us webpage for details on member benefits. Contact us if you have any questions or membership feature suggestions.

Supporter Questions

Yes, the ASI is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. We recommend that you keep your donation receipt so that you can use it when filing your taxes.
The Association for Spiritual Integrity was born from voluntary efforts. Ongoing voluntary input and assistance is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Volunteers can help spread the word about the Code of Ethics and Good Practice among spiritual teachers, students and venues that host teachers. Let’s spread the word and encourage ethical standards in spirituality. Get actively involved by posting about the ASI on social media. Start conversations and take part in discussions about good practice. Please visit our Support ASI webpage for supporter badge logos for your website and profiles and more ideas on how to get involved.