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.
The Secret Way to Freedom
The secret way to freedom is to allow yourself to become intimate with the unconscious struggle that is programmed into you. It’s a struggle you don’t even necessarily know you have until you stop, eliminate as many distractions as possible, and actually pay attention to how conditioning has been literally imprinted into your nervous system, […]
The Natural Movement of Awareness
Enlightenment and awareness are happening naturally. That’s what brought you here, that movement within you. Natural healing is nothing more than the process of awakening and becoming liberated. A flower growing in a garden has its own wisdom that produces that beautiful blossom and that wonderful fragrance, and you are exactly like that rose. Recorded […]
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 […]
I’ve listened to and read many spiritual teachers. Jon Bernie is the real thing. He’s compassionate, loving and he speaks truth. He has no agenda other than helping guide you towards your own truth and happiness.
Moving. Unique. Embracing.
You might need some context into Jon Bernie's teaching / perspective in order to appreciate this podcast. But if you can drop into it, this can be a very deep and profound listening experience.
The Kindest, Most Authentic, Most Loving Podcast
Full disclosure: Jon is my uncle. One morning-- this morning-- I woke up with terrible anxiety. I am in the middle of a divorce and the stress has made me grabby for answers and solutions. This morning, I listened to Jon and chose to let go. To sit with myself. To love. To relax. I felt my anxiety melt away as he spoke and breathed. It had a profound impact on my heart, and I felt a great emotional release. I look forward to listening to more and I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough.