Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. His teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human experience. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002. Jon is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. He works closely and intimately with individuals to facilitate consciousness development and deep emotional healing.
Beyond the Force Field of Struggle
It’s important to remind yourself to not get caught in that force field of struggle, of worry and concern, but rather to bring more attention to and just be present with what’s arising, whatever it is, so that it can naturally circulate through and out of your system and be integrated into a deeper realm […]
I want to wish you a very happy and healthy new year. I know we’ve had one of the hardest years in history, but here we are. We’re still here. So just allow yourself to be here, right now. As you open more and more into the Divine, the Vastness, whatever you want to call […]
Give, Receive and Be Vulnerable
Give yourself appreciation for all the hard work you’re doing to be who you are, and to face the life that you have each moment. Give yourself some gratitude for your effort, some loving kindness and compassion for your struggle, so that your heart remains pliable and soft and available to be vulnerable, to receive, […]
The Most Important Thing
Practice is the art of refinement of life. Right now, are you here, or are you thinking about something? Are you aware of your whole body right now? Are you aware of your breath right now? Every moment is completely new. Practice is continually guiding yourself back to what’s actually happening. Every moment is completely […]
Freedom Beyond Limit
This is a powerful, powerful time for us as a human species. Faced with these incredible challenges, we have the opportunity to learn how to really be present, and to allow that learning to continually evolve. So the question I have for you right now, given all that’s happening, is: are you learning, or are […]
Where Are You Right Now?
Rather than looking outside ourselves, we begin to see that every moment is another opportunity to receive the unique teaching that is being freely offered. This podcast on self discovery was recorded at the Santa Cruz, CA. satsang on 09-14-2019. Hear other satsang talks on mindful living, spiritual healing and finding happiness by subscribing to […]