Online Gatherings and Retreats



Jacinto (Jon's father in law)

Jon helped me work through some things I have been struggling with in my own practice. For this I am forever grateful.

I appreciate the fact that Jon took the time with each person he called on and that he explained things in a


I feel safe with him

Jon is a beautiful being, I feel safe with him, which has not always been my experience in the past.

Ingrid K

What a beautiful gift!

The love you emanate feels like a warm blanket for my heart. Such gentleness. Your joy is also much appreciated. What a


I had a very big healing in satsang today.

I just want to express my deepest gratitude for Jon. I had a very big healing in satsang today. Jon has been


I feel re-inspired and very grateful after experiencing a period of little interest in spiritual teachers or teachings. Jon’s message is fresh and resonates …

The online meeting was a nourishing opportunity to be together in the fertile soil of shared quietness. I was grateful for Jon’s


I spoke to Jon and today am feeling the results of a profound shift emotionally, energetically and physically!

It was a great Satsang for me…I spoke to Jon and today am feeling the results of a profound shift emotionally, energetically


I felt like I was … coming home to my own loving heart. I was no longer abandoning myself.

After a rough week and feeling very unsafe and out of it, I kept remembering something Jon said in a previous Satsang,


Nothing short of amazing

I have been engaging with Jon’s online satsangs over the last three years. Jon has consistently provided cutting edge facilitation for my


Deeply touched and moved.

Jon has extraordinary presence, compassion and depth, the like of which I don’t think I’ve ever come across before. His ability to


I experienced myself processing something naturally until I felt clear and open-hearted

In my second sitting with Jon I yet again found myself more effortlessly able to settle into myself and able to be


I loved the intense presence and energy that emanated from Jon and the group,

I loved the intense presence and energy that emanated from Jon and the group, and I loved how Jon responded to each


Thank you Jon, thank you all from Clearwater Sangha and everyone joining from all over the world.

Thank you so much for providing these online meetings. So much gratitude and love to meet like this and be supported in


Jon helped with some heart blockages and deep pain I have been dealing with for years

Jon helped with some heart blockages and deep pain I have been dealing with for years. And he did it in like

Benjamin L

Provides guidance that brings the person in touch with their deeper self and their own autonomy.

I am always amazed how deeply Jon is able to focus completely on anyone who wants to sit with him and provide


A Life Changing Experience

I think last night was a life changing experience for me. I feel lucky and honored to have been present. Was that


One of the qualities that has always drawn me to Jon is this authenticity where there is nothing to defend.

The ‘Presence/Union’ (for want of language) was immediately felt. There was complete safety & unconditional Love which meant that I was open


I appreciated … the quality of listening emanating from the group; the warmth and humanness of the way Jon delivers the teaching …

I appreciated the spontaneity of the meeting, how welcome Jon, the staff and participants made me feel, the variety of participants and


I appreciated the sense of community … our connection to each other.

I appreciated the sense of community with others that Jon refers to in various ways, our connection to each other. I appreciated


Jon never fails to bring great love to the very nitty gritty truth of each of us.

Jon never fails to bring great love to the very nitty gritty truth of each of us. His satsangs are always deeply


My experience was deep and very beautiful- I was able to be very in-the-moment and truly am grateful to each and every person in the room and to Jon, of course.

I had heard that the online satsang was a truly wonderful experience- and it certainly was true. It was just as powerful


I am blown away every time. It attests to the power of our group connection.

Oh wow. The deep richness of opportunity that becomes available for diving deeper into my own inner awareness by ‘being with’ the

Stefan S

It was lovely to hear from people around the world

Jon’s online satsang is a Godsend! I was recently injured and am temporarily housebound. I was so happy to be able to


Connecting With Stillness In a Normal, Everyday Manner

I appreciated the many opportunities to connect with the stillness in a conscious way that was treated in a normal everyday manner


Felt very connected.

Felt very connected. The sharing was off the charts. I identified with everyone. Just a great experience.


I like how he guides us back to what we’re experiencing Now to help us free ourselves from our stories.

I appreciate how Jon invites us to simply be with what is happening “right now” and guides us toward allowing that just


My work with Jon this weekend was cathartic

My interaction with Jon was so beneficial. I haven’t worked with him in a long time and really needed a check-in. Though


That exchange has been echoing within ever since

…the transmission came through loud and clear! I actually felt Jon was particularly direct at times that really was helpful for me.


[The satsang space that Jon holds] feels so inclusive, safe, allowing and transcendent all at the same time.

I always feel Jon is speaking directly to me, answering questions I didn’t know I even had and touching my heart in


It’s changing my life. This sounds dramatic, and I guess it is

What you spoke just resonated so deeply and my mind was actually blown. In a good way, hehe. Pretty much every satsang


I am left grounded, expanded and in total peace.

I always appreciate the space between each question for silent sitting. I also enjoy his way of including the human experience into


… the energy Jon transmits helps me BE here

I am missing my heart’s home at Arunachala and the energy Jon transmits helps me BE here. I just want to express


The Saturday satsangs are so palpably full of healing energy…

Just writing to sprinkle heaps of appreciation your way! The Saturday satsangs are so palpably full of healing energy, grounding us back


I find this helps me work with myself in staying more open to experience as it comes

I really appreciate Jon’s openness to the experience as it unfolds – I personally benefit from how he is with the flow


… a true gift to those who are interested in exploring the nature of their experience in a kind, loving and completely judgement-free space.

Jon is generous with time and spirit. He is right there to meet you where you are and guide you to deeper


I found the whole event very powerful in ways I didn’t expect from an online experience.

I appreciated the wonderful openness of Jon and all the participants. I found the whole event very powerful in ways I didn’t


Upcoming Online Gatherings (Satsangs)

Saturdays 11am -1pm PDT
Enrollments end 90 minutes before the event. 
Limited to 150 people.
Cost $20 USD

Upcoming Online Retreats

3-Day Online Retreat: 

July 28-30

Friday through Sunday

10am - 3:30pm PDT

Cost $150 or $200 USD (depending on ability to pay)

Enrollments end 90 minutes before the event.

Limited to 150 people. 

With breaks every hour, view timezone conversion below.

We strongly recommend double-checking the time and date of these events for your timezone if you live outside of PST. 

Convert to your time zone 

Focus for the Retreat 

Come up with a clear intention for what you want to gain from the retreat.

Align with presence or the mysterious guiding force of not knowing.

Experience each moment with Beginner's Mind.
Develop compassion, empathy, patience and forgiveness for the insecure ego who wants to know and be in control.
Develop gratitude and the ability to bring an attitude of fascination and curiosity to whatever is happening in the present moment and forgiveness to the parts of oneself that are afraid and judgmental.

Jon Bernie

Jon Bernie leading online satsangOnline Events with Jon  are unique, with a feel unlike anything else. Participants remark how intimate and transformative they are, which is often surprising given that we are all joining from our homes all over world! These meetings have a fluid structure guided by Jon's intuition, similar to his local gatherings—familiar to many of you from his podcasts—with silent sitting, teaching from Jon and one-on-one work with a number of participants.

Sign up early to have time to receive and read important instructions. Registration closes 90 min before the event.

See you soon!

Jon and Clear Water Sangha volunteer staff

Jon Bernie is a contemporary, nondual 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. A series of early awakening experiences as a teenager led Jon to ordain as a monk in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and subsequently to the practice of retreat-based vipassana (insight meditation) as an early student of Jack Kornfield. In the late 1980s, Jon’s spiritual trajectory was profoundly altered by Jean Klein, an accomplished teacher of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Yoga, with whom he studied intensively for an extended period. Jon subsequently spent time with H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji) and Robert Adams, both direct disciples of Ramana Maharshi.

He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist & Advaita traditions and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002.


  • A (free) Zoom account

  • A high-speed, wired internet connection from your desktop or laptop computer (tablets may not work)

  • Earbuds with embedded mic

    (Do I really need these? Read more below*)

What people are saying about these events


“The online satsang yesterday was a grounding and beautiful experience for me. After a week of feeling a bit scattered, I found the online gathering to facilitate a beautiful dropping-in and sense of connection. Living across the country, I'm very grateful for these gatherings.”

“I loved the small group connection and our personal connecting time also. I could feel there was a circular energy flowing from the whole group. I liked the format, especially the quiet sitting between dialogues, I felt that worked really well. Thanks again Jon ... and the team and I look forward to connecting again soon. Lots of Love and Blessings…”

“Thank you for the wonderful experience with yesterday’s Satsang. It was my first ever experience like this, so I just wanted to reach out and say it was a true joy to sense the presence of all of you wonderful souls…” 

“Thank you for the wonderful online Satsang. It was so lovely to connect with young people from all over the world. The energy was palpable.”


*We recommend having these when you join for the most optimal gathering (satsang) or retreat experience for yourself, for Jon and for other participants. We have found that a wired internet connection may prevent your video feed from being dropped. Earbuds with embedded mic prevents audio feedback and ensures good voice quality if you dialogue with Jon. Can you try without these? Sure! But we cannot vouch for the quality of your experience. Our goal is to create an online environment free of technological distractions as much as we can so we can focus on the intention of our gathering--just like our in-person events. We hope to see you there!

Enrollment and preparation: Upon enrollment, you should receive a confirmation email from <> with important information. If you do not see this email within an hour of enrollment, please check your spam or promotions folder. Registration closes 90 minutes before the event start time. Even if you've done Zoom events before, we recommend logging on 15 minutes before the start time to make sure you don't have any unexpected technical issues. Once the event begins, we cannot assist you.

Recording: Please be reminded that we will record these online events, which we will be working to make available for access down the line. If you work with Jon one-on-one in a meeting and would like to have your interaction edited out of the recording, please email us to let us know. 

Cancellations: The enrollment fee for all online events is nontransferable. For Online Gatherings (satsangs), the enrollment fee is nonrefundable. For retreat cancellations, a full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be given up to 4 days before the retreat. No refund within 3 days of the retreat.

Clear Water Sangha is supported by hard-working volunteers and provides free written, podcast and video teachings. We are grateful for all support.