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See special statement, November 2015

Many now expect the return of their awaited Teacher, whether they call him the Christ, the Messiah, the fifth Buddha, Krishna, or the Imam Mahdi. Millions now know that the one who fulfils all these expectations, Maitreya, the World Teacher, is already living among us and is gradually emerging into full public recognition.

Maitreya is the Teacher for all humanity – those of all spiritual traditions, and those who follow no particular faith. He does not come as a religious leader, but as an educator in the broadest sense.

Maitreya has not come alone, but with a group of wise men, the Masters of Wisdom, who have long worked from behind the scenes as the inspirers, teachers and guides of humanity. They are returning to the everyday world to help us solve our most critical global problems.


Maitreya and the Masters will show us that the only way to bring about peace is to create justice; and the only way to establish justice is to share the resources of the world, equitably, among all humanity according to need. Maitreya has formulated a number of simple priorities that demand immediate and worldwide attention. These cover the essential needs of every man, woman and child: an adequate supply of food; housing for all; access to health care and education as universal rights. Another top priority is the restoration of the environment.

Maitreya will inspire us to create a new civilization based on sharing and justice, freedom and peace, so that all may have the basic necessities of life in a world free from want and war. He and the Masters are here to show us the way forward, but they can only guide – we ourselves have to act to save our world.


Maitreya has been based in the Asian community of London since July 1977, gradually emerging into full public view. Artist, author and lecturer Benjamin Creme has for 40 years been preparing the way for this extraordinary event. In December 2008 Mr Creme announced that in the very near future a large, bright star would appear in the sky visible throughout the world, night and day, heralding the imminent appearance of Maitreya in His first interview on a major US television network. Within weeks, reports from all over the world of an unusually bright star, often moving and changing colour, began to appear in the media and on the internet. See reports


On 14 January 2010 Benjamin Creme announced that Maitreya had given His first interview, on American television, and that millions had heard Him speak both on television and the internet. Mr Creme explained: “He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He ‘ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status’. He spoke earnestly of the need for peace, achievable only through the creation of justice and the sharing of the world’s resources.” See announcement

Maitreya has now given 154 television interviews (as of May 2015) in America, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and China, and more are expected to take place around the world.

Maitreya’s open mission has begun. As He Himself has said: “Soon, now very soon, you will see my face and hear my words.”

“When men see Me for the first time and know Me for what I am, they will find themselves changing inwardly.
Many will for a time return to the joy of childhood and find the world a better home thereby.
Many will feel strengthened in their desire to serve and to place themselves in the forefront of change.
These are the ones on whom I shall call for the task of replenishment of man’s spirit and joy.
Believe if you can that I am with you, ready to use My strength on your behalf.
Believe if you can, My friends, that I am eagerly awaiting the day of My open return.”

Maitreya, the World Teacher, 7 October 2014

Suggested further reading for first-time visitors:

Brief overview    Who is Maitreya    Background topics


Special statement on recent events, November 2015

by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme, 14 November 2015

Painful as it has been for the people of France the recent tragic event in Paris has opened the way for Maitreya to act sooner than would otherwise have been the case. Tragic as it is for so many it has released His Hands. Remember this and be ready for His manifestation.


Benjamin Creme answers questions about recent events in Paris

Q. Would you say that the terrible event in Paris has held up or quickened the open ap- pearance of Maitreya?

A. Hard as it may seem for those involved in the tragedy it has opened doors for Maitreya which otherwise would have remained closed for longer.

Q. What factor in the Paris attacks has “opened doors for Maitreya”?

A. The invocative cry from humanity in response to the many problems in the world is one factor; another factor is that enough people around the world are responding to the event in Paris by choosing love, unity and tolerance. The enormity of this tragedy has brought many people together in a way which was not obvious before. It has shown that humanity is nearer to the idea of unity than we might think and this has coloured their reaction. They have shown that they are ready for change of the right kind.

Q. Could the Paris events have been prevented by the Masters?

A. Many in the groups that work with me, and probably people everywhere, may think that Maitreya should not have let this happen. Maitreya knows the Law, of course. He knows how much He can interfere, or otherwise, with our freewill.


We would also like to remind readers of an article from Benjamin Creme’s Master which is as relevant today as when it was first published. Readers may be interested to note that, with reference to the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York, the American government of the time was advised by the Spiritual Hierarchy to avoid a vengeful retaliatory response to those events. Recent events make clear that the advice still applies. Peace and justice for all must be the goal; sharing the resources of the world is the only way to achieve it. Judging from the heartfelt desire for peace expressed by ordinary people everywhere, it would appear that enough are responding as Maitreya has always said He knows we will: "My heart tells me your answer and is glad."

"A period of crisis has descended on the world, one that will bring many nations together in a new way. Mutual fear of terrorism has accomplished what otherwise would have taken years of patient effort to achieve. Even more strikingly, the reasons for terrorism - the hurt, the resentment, the baffled despair of millions in the East - are beginning to dawn on many Americans, enabling them to take a broader view of recent events, and call for caution in response. Above all, a new spirit of co-operation makes itself felt, a new sense of responsibility is dawning in the minds of many, East and West. Thus this terrible attack, which killed and maimed so many at a stroke, has kindled the fires of change sorely needed in this world, and forced the hands which held it back. Out of this brutal crime may come, therefore, a greater understanding of the needs of men and women everywhere for justice and freedom and the rule of law."

Read full article by the Master 'Turn the tide of hate'


Latest article from Benjamin Creme’s Master

“Soon, very soon now, men will realize the power that lies unused in their hands. They will see that they have the ability to change the quality of their lives.”

The world is ready

Maitreya’s ‘star’

Recent sightings and reports Maitreya's 'Star'

Radio interviews with
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Moncrieff show

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Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity


New book by Benjamin Creme:
Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity

We need a new, hopeful vision for the future. Benjamin Creme’s new book presents such a vision: a future that embraces a world at peace in harmony and unity, while each individual quality and approach is welcomed and needed. It is visionary, but is expressed with a cogent and compelling logic.

Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity concerns the future of every man, woman and child. It is about the future of the Earth itself. Humanity, Creme says, is at a crossroads and has a major decision to make: to go onwards and create a brilliant new civilisation in which all are free and social justice reigns, or continue as we are, divided and competing, and see the end of life on planet Earth. Creme writes for the Spiritual Hierarchy on Earth, whose Plan for the betterment of all humanity he presents. He shows that the path forward for us all is the realisation of our essential unity without the sacrifice of our equally essential diversity. Creme writes:“The aim of our life,whether we have realised it or not,is the establishment of unity, representing the unity which already exists because every atom in the manifested universe is interrelated with every other atom.”

More details


Maitreya in Nairobi in 1988

Who is Maitreya?

The photo shows Maitreya’s miraculous appearance (in a guise) to 6,000 people, at a prayer/healing meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on 11 June 1988. He spoke in perfect Swahili for 18 minutes and dozens of healings took place. It was reported by media worldwide including CNN and the BBC. Since this event Maitreya has appeared to hundreds of similar gatherings around the world.

More about Maitreya


Benjamin Creme

Benjamin Creme

British author and lecturer, has been travelling the globe, helping to create a climate of hope and expectancy for the World Teacher.

Benjamin Creme

Videos of Mr Creme’s public lectures/media appearances

Share International videos on YouTube

News releases

Mr Creme’s comments on world events

Listen to Mr Creme’s lecture in Tokyo, Japan, May, 2003

Upcoming lectures and interviews

Signs and miracles

A growing number of miracles (crosses of light, healing waters, milk-drinking icons, weeping statues, patterns of light) are signs of Maitreya’s imminent emergence.

Miraculously manifested on a bathroom mirrow in Barceolona, Spain, in August 2001, Maitreya’s ‘hand’ can be used to ask for help or healing. Maitreya says:“My help is yours to command, you only have to ask”.

Signs and miracles

Transmission Meditation

Transmission Meditation

Benjamin Creme formed the first Transmission Meditation group in 1974 and groups worldwide practice this ‘Meditation for the New Age’. It is a simple group meditation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful, personal spiritual development.

Transmission Meditation

Published June 2007


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Please note: While the name Maitreya is used by others, their understanding of the World Teacher may not correspond to that presented on this site. Anyone presently promoting him– or herself as Maitreya or the World Teacher is definitely not the same individual we refer to.

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