Contemporary spiritual teachings that offer a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening.

 To awaken is really to become fully alive—to live fully each moment in being. In that beingness you find, finally, the meaning and purpose of your life.

~ Jon Bernie, The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

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Jon is available to meet with individuals in person, by phone or on Skype.

Jon’s one-on-one sessions blend elements of traditional non-dual inquiry, guided meditation and emotional release.

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Jon is interested in offering satsang and intensives outside of the Bay Area, and would love to visit your comminuty.

If you would be interested in “hosting” Jon, please let us know!

Satsang – Bay Area and Beyond

San Francisco Mondays, 7-9pm
February 12, 26 @SF Friends (map)

Santa Cruz: Saturdays, Monthly
February 10, 11am-1pm @PCC (map)

Tiburon Satsang, Saturday, Feb 17
11am-1pm @Community Congregational (map)

Seattle Satsang and Workshop
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2
@East-West Bookshop (map)
Satsang Friday, 7-9pm – Learn more or register
Workshop Saturday, 11am-3pm – Learn more or register

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Retreats & Intensives

El Cerrito Intensive
El Cerrito | June 23, 2018

Hawaiian 7-day Retreat
March 24 – 31, 2018

Spring Retreat 2018 at Santa Sabina
May 3 – 6,  2018 (3 nights)
Join us for this always powerful biannual 3-night silent retreat, now in its 19th year!

Omega 5-night Retreat – Realize True Happiness
Rhinebeck, NY | July 22-27 

Now On Sale: The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is contains some of the most direct, inclusive, and useful spiritual teachings that I know of. There is no flowery spiritual lingo here, just straightforward, wise, and loving guidance for those who want to wake up from the confines of confusion and fear to who and what they really are. ~ Adyashanti

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Jon’s newest book! In The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, Jon reveals how acknowledging and letting go of the beliefs that keep you stuck can set you on the path toward an awakened life of joy and freedom. Following the heart-centered guidance in these profound teachings, you’ll learn how to bring awareness to the strongly held beliefs that hold you back, and move beyond them into the realization of true happiness and fulfillment, right here and now.

Read More Here or Order Your Copy Now!

Free Teachings

We are pleased to be able to provide you with many free teachings – in the form of video, podcasts and writings. These are supported by your generous donations. For our library of free teachings, click here.

Enjoy this interview with Jon, courtesy of Iain McNay at Conscious TV:

When our limited truth is expressed and heard in the space of complete listening, it loses its power to control us.

That’s how transformation happens.

~ Jon Bernie

Still Available: Ordinary Freedom

This wonderful collection of Jon’s teachings really captures his ability to point us back to our own innate freedom.Adyashanti
Clear Water Sangha
Clear Water Sangha was established to support the teachings of Jon Bernie. Our board of directors and dedicated volunteers help coordinate a variety of activities including the production of written publications, management of satsangs, retreats and other events, and ongoing maintenance of this website.

Jon talks about being present as awareness, dropping out of conceptual thought into a process of exploration and discovery that is sensory and energetic, allowing whatever is showing up to be as it is and to move through. Jon speaks with a voice that feels authentic, original, unpretentious, alive to the unknown and grounded in presence. An excellent book. Very highly recommended.

Joan Tollifson

author of Bare-Bones Meditation and Awake in the Heartland