Testimonials

After a rough week and feeling very unsafe and out of it, I kept remembering something Jon said in a previous Satsang, “Don’t abandon yourself.” which has been so deep and fruitful for me to contemplate. I… Read more “I felt like I was … coming home to my own loving heart. I was no longer abandoning myself.”

Barbara

I am always amazed how deeply Jon is able to focus completely on anyone who wants to sit with him and provide guidance that brings the person in touch with their deeper self and their own autonomy.… Read more “Provides guidance that brings the person in touch with their deeper self and their own autonomy.”

Barbara

I’ve been on a few retreats and this may have been the most powerful. There was a real sense of connection. It really felt like the people asking questions were asking exactly what I needed to hear.… Read more “There was a real sense of connection.”

Ben F

I’m just feeling peace right now, and this peace doesn’t have any words that can truly describe it. All that arises is gratitude for the presence and availability of all that attended, and Jon for guiding in… Read more “All that arises is gratitude for the presence and availability of all that attended, and Jon for guiding in such a light-hearted, playful and warm way…”

Samuel J

Jon is a master at meeting each person where they are, and helping them to uncover the healing that they need in that moment.

Kevin M

Thank you very much Jon. As time passes by I am still profoundly touched by your deep deep love of humanness. And the retreat process continues to unfold and open me up into unknown parts of my… Read more “… the retreat process continues to unfold and open me up into unknown parts of my being”

Benjamin

Today brought more clarity and a great sense of expansiveness; very powerful.

Susan F

I have been engaging with Jon’s online satsangs over the last three years. Jon has consistently provided cutting edge facilitation for my inner consciousness development, specifically through group meditations, a talk, and interpersonal dialogues. I think the… Read more “Nothing short of amazing”

Henry

I really appreciate Jon’s openness to the experience as it unfolds – I personally benefit from how he is with the flow of emotions and how he works with each person’s experience. I find this helps me… Read more “I find this helps me work with myself in staying more open to experience as it comes”

Cheryl

I just want to express my deepest gratitude for Jon. I had a very big healing in satsang today. Jon has been a beautiful example for me of how to be honest, vulnerable, and powerful at the… Read more “I had a very big healing in satsang today.”

Babak

I really enjoyed sitting with Jon and everyone in the group. It was a joy to share in the energy, and be there to learn from and support those who shared their experiences. Thank you for a… Read more “I really enjoyed sitting with Jon and everyone in the group.”

Lucy H

These satsangs have been an amazing environment for me to dive deeper into presence. I cannot stress enough how much it has helped me. The mere fact of showing up week after week has made such a… Read more “I cannot stress enough how much it has helped me.”

Sandra D

…the transmission came through loud and clear! I actually felt Jon was particularly direct at times that really was helpful for me. For example, when responding to the person who asked about “sinking into Presence”, and Jon… Read more “That exchange has been echoing within ever since”

Shirley

I am very happy about the possibility to join online meetings. I live in Germany and otherwise it would not be possible to meet at all.  It is a great support. I appreciate to be reminded to… Read more “The reminder to just Be”

Christina Z

I have listened to his podcasts for years now…over and over and over. No matter how many times I listen to the words, the silence, and the interactions with students, they evoke an ever-deepening spaciousness, relaxation, and… Read more “… they evoke an ever-deepening spaciousness, relaxation, and openness”

Candace

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

Ingrid K

Thank you so much for providing these online meetings. So much gratitude and love to meet like this and be supported in this way…what a blessing…what a gift… thank you Jon, thank you all from Clearwater Sangha… Read more “Thank you Jon, thank you all from Clearwater Sangha and everyone joining from all over the world.”

Jana

I loved that Jon shared his grief with us in the 3-day retreat and then followed up this week in satsang. It set a really special tone for the gathering today and helped dispel any myths about… Read more “Jon doesn’t just talk it, he walks the walk. Anyone who has studied with a teacher knows how rare this is.”

Kristy

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

Roy

The ‘Presence/Union’ (for want of language) was immediately felt. There was complete safety & unconditional Love which meant that I was open to whatever Jon had offered. One of the qualities that has always drawn me to… Read more “One of the qualities that has always drawn me to Jon is this authenticity where there is nothing to defend.”

Alaine

This was my first retreat with Jon and I am super grateful for these 3 days of deepening into Stillness. Through following and applying Jon’s clear pointers and listening with an open mind, I found a whole… Read more “It is as if every part of me has come Home.”

Sue

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

Marsha

The online meeting was a nourishing opportunity to be together in the fertile soil of shared quietness. I was grateful for Jon’s feedback and reassurance, for his lightness of being and authenticity, for the experience of all… Read more “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 …”

Sue

I really enjoy Jon’s natural way of being with his humor and lightness and joy of living and honesty with his own challenges.

Veronique

Today was especially profound…who knows why…Jon’s pregnant pauses of just sitting are so beautiful…I was able to release and open more than I would have ever expected.

Susan

I loved the depth of this group, how beautifully we attuned to one another as soon as we began. I loved Jon’s opening talk on day one and his morning talks on the two days that followed.… Read more “I appreciate more than I can say that in Jon’s retreats I have the exquisite space to meet myself and all of my facets,”

Kristy

I always appreciate the space between each question for silent sitting. I also enjoy his way of including the human experience into the Presence of Being; he attends this experience with open-hearted awareness. I have no problem… Read more “I am left grounded, expanded and in total peace.”

Susan

I loved the long moments of sitting in silence where deep healing was taking place.

Irma

I appreciated the many opportunities to connect with the stillness in a conscious way that was treated in a normal everyday manner rather than something mystical and out of reach.

Lorna

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Jacinto (Jon's father in law)

My interaction with Jon was so beneficial. I haven’t worked with him in a long time and really needed a check-in. Though I am always terrified of being up front in the hot seat with Jon, I… Read more “My work with Jon this weekend was cathartic”

Mark

Jon has extraordinary presence, compassion and depth, the like of which I don’t think I’ve ever come across before. His ability to connect in an embodied way is amazing – when he was working with others I… Read more “Deeply touched and moved.”

Kate

Oh wow. The deep richness of opportunity that becomes available for diving deeper into my own inner awareness by ‘being with’ the other participants as they interact with Jon in whatever way is truly stunning. I am… Read more “I am blown away every time. It attests to the power of our group connection.”

Stefan S

I appreciated the sense of community with others that Jon refers to in various ways, our connection to each other. I appreciated how Jon brings us all home to what is essential and helps me remember that… Read more “I appreciated the sense of community … our connection to each other.”

Faith

The online retreat worked very well for me. In many ways it was easier for me to deepen and to work with things that were coming up. I’ve always appreciated attending retreats in person, and will continue… Read more “The online retreat worked very well for me. In many ways it was easier for me to deepen and to work with things that were coming up.”

Teresa

This has been one of the most profound retreats ever. Tears were brimming from the start– it felt like my heart was defrosting after apparently having frozen/closed down somewhat– so busy trying to be plucky despite all… Read more “It felt like my heart was defrosting”

Jane D

I appreciate how Jon invites us to simply be with what is happening “right now” and guides us toward allowing that just as it is….Not what we wish “that” could be or was. I love Jon’s total… Read more “I like how he guides us back to what we’re experiencing Now to help us free ourselves from our stories.”

Jeania

The love you emanate feels like a warm blanket for my heart. Such gentleness. Your joy is also much appreciated. What a beautiful gift! I simply cannot thank you enough for being you and reflecting back to… Read more “What a beautiful gift!”

Jenny

I love Jon’s mixture of warmth, humour and wisdom all served in a fresh unique way that honours the wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions as well as our everyday humanity. It was really one of the greatest… Read more “So many jewels from this weekend”

Andy

Jon is generous with time and spirit. He is right there to meet you where you are and guide you to deeper levels of insight and understanding. Jon’s wisdom and experience is self-evident and a true gift… Read more “… a true gift to those who are interested in exploring the nature of their experience in a kind, loving and completely judgement-free space.”

Jake

It was my first retreat. And a special one, because of Jon’s emergency-family-call. I was deeply touched by seeing how he managed to be fully present with all the discomfort. The words and silence of the retreat… Read more “The words and silence of the retreat are still working through me. The river is flowing.”

Nicole

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know if I had ever fully occupied my body or felt my emotions fully, without judgement or stories, before I met Jon and worked with him one-on-one. I first found Jon… Read more “Simply put, Jon is the real deal.”

Teresa

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

Barbara

Sitting with Jon and watching Jon work with others, I felt like I was being effortlessly guided to act and relate–with others and with my own interior parts–from my own True Self. It feels like an invaluable… Read more “I never imagined an online event could be so deeply nourishing.”

Justin L

This was a beautiful and potent retreat. I have a long history of feeling like there is nothing there when I turn inwards. Even though intellectually I believe that’s not true, I didn’t know how to begin… Read more “Jon’s teachings have allowed me to tune into presence, and discover that presence is not dead, static, or absent, but actually unfolding, emerging, and alive”

Nicole

I loved the intense presence and energy that emanated from Jon and the group, and I loved how Jon responded to each person who shared, with a heartfelt love and empathy. Overall I really enjoyed this event… Read more “I loved the intense presence and energy that emanated from Jon and the group,”

Yonatan

[While] I do thoroughly enjoy connecting with other members of the sangha, especially those I may only see at [an in-person] retreat, I did find the at-home retreat uniquely powerful and effective. This may have to do… Read more “I did find the at-home retreat uniquely powerful and effective.”

Bobbie

Jon Bernie is one of the finest, most precise teachers I have ever worked with.

Bronwyn

It was a great Satsang for me…I spoke to Jon and today am feeling the results of a profound shift emotionally, energetically and physically! Thank you to Jon and all the team for making these Satsangs available!… Read more “I spoke to Jon and today am feeling the results of a profound shift emotionally, energetically and physically!”

Sue

I had heard that the online satsang was a truly wonderful experience- and it certainly was true. It was just as powerful as attending one of Jon’s in-person satsangs. And we had the benefit of so many… Read more “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.”

Mark

I enjoyed Jon’s honesty and vulnerability, it gave me strength.

Street

Jon helped with some heart blockages and deep pain I have been dealing with for years. And he did it in like 15 seconds, I’m still absolutely dumbfounded about how fast that was. I would move to… Read more “Jon helped with some heart blockages and deep pain I have been dealing with for years”

Benjamin L

Jon facilitates a profound connection to truth. I am deeply honored to be a part of his online community. I’m starting to recognize names and faces from previous events, which feels so very nice too. I am… Read more “This was such a supportive experience for me, and I really felt in connection with others.”

Christina G

Just writing to sprinkle heaps of appreciation your way! The Saturday satsangs are so palpably full of healing energy, grounding us back to our living, loving center. I’m so grateful that you do this for & with… Read more “The Saturday satsangs are so palpably full of healing energy…”

Ingrid

What you spoke just resonated so deeply and my mind was actually blown. In a good way, hehe. Pretty much every satsang I have energy that moves in various ways, released, or stirred, places in my body… Read more “It’s changing my life. This sounds dramatic, and I guess it is”

Stefan

I’m so glad I retreated with Jon and everyone else present this past weekend. Plugging into the Source in community is powerful. I so needed this. Some stories that were shared resonated with me, and I learned… Read more “Integration, unconditional love, the distinction between intuition and thinking mind/ego, emotions as energy, and the heat energy can create are some [retreat teachings] that stand out. I’m feeling grateful.”

Mirta

I love Jon’s energy and in-depth wisdom and guidance. I always learn and laugh at his teaching. I love how simply and easy to understand the Satsang is. It is a beautiful and creative way to be… Read more “I can feel Jon’s energy right through the computer”

Darlene

Jon’s approach to teaching is so natural, so approachable, and also so profound. I find that often weeks after a Satsang or a retreat something that was said or shared is heard inwardly in a new way,… Read more “… so natural, so approachable, and also so profound.”

Nicolas

I appreciated the wonderful openness of Jon and all the participants. I found the whole event very powerful in ways I didn’t expect from an online experience. It was all very intimate and honest.

Lorna

It was a wonderful and intense [retreat] experience. First of all, I felt a lot of energy for 3 days before the retreat in such a way that I could not even sleep. The transmission was intense… Read more “On the second day, I felt as if my entire being melted within itself,”

Marie

I appreciate the fact that Jon took the time with each person he called on and that he explained things in a way that was easy to process. I was called on today and Jon helped me… Read more “Jon helped me work through some things I have been struggling with in my own practice. For this I am forever grateful.”

Lea

I always feel Jon is speaking directly to me, answering questions I didn’t know I even had and touching my heart in a direct way that is both impersonal yet deeply available to my human self. I’m… Read more “[The satsang space that Jon holds] feels so inclusive, safe, allowing and transcendent all at the same time.”

Sue

This meeting helped to amplify the Presence of Awareness. This openness gave a clearer view to what is going on inside my body. I found it easier to allow any tension to come up, simply be there… Read more “Presence of Awareness”

Rick

Every single person that shared, I felt connected to. With every person I had the feeling that I too was experiencing that, that we were all connected and going through the same experience, and yet that we… Read more “Every single person that shared, I felt connected to.”

Nick

I appreciated the spontaneity of the meeting, how welcome Jon, the staff and participants made me feel, the variety of participants and the quality of listening emanating from the group; the warmth and humanness of the way… Read more “I appreciated … the quality of listening emanating from the group; the warmth and humanness of the way Jon delivers the teaching …”

Corinne

Jon’s online satsang is a Godsend! I was recently injured and am temporarily housebound. I was so happy to be able to attend his online satsang. The presence is still very palpable in an online forum. It… Read more “It was lovely to hear from people around the world”

Patricia

Well, if there was any doubt that a retreat would work in the online format, it has been squashed. Wonderful, wonderful event overall! I really appreciate Jon’s instruction to me to not let energy escape through various… Read more “Well, if there was any doubt that a retreat would work in the online format, it has been squashed.”

Trey

I think last night was a life changing experience for me. I feel lucky and honored to have been present. Was that shakti I felt . . . or something else altogether? Soooo powerful. The best I… Read more “A Life Changing Experience”

Greg

In my second sitting with Jon I yet again found myself more effortlessly able to settle into myself and able to be with whatever is coming up. Today, the most beautiful flow of sorrow come through me… Read more “I experienced myself processing something naturally until I felt clear and open-hearted”

Rob