Being is Your Natural Ease of Awareness | Jon Bernie | meditation for relaxation & healing

At this San Francisco meditation gathering, former Zen monk and nondual spiritual teacher and author Jon Bernie gives a short guided meditation and speaks on healing, the spiritual practice of being present, meditating with a relaxed attentiveness, spiritual transmission, heart awakening, spiritual identity, the unified field, letting go, fear, disillusionment and spiritual transmutation. This satsang video has closed captions/subtitles in English.

Jon Bernie is a contemporary, nondual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to spiritual awakening, providing guidance on re-aligning with the already enlightened state that is our essential nature. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist & Advaita traditions. A series of early awakening experiences as a teenager led Jon to ordain as a Zen monk in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and subsequently to the practice of retreat-based Vipassana (insight meditation) as an early student of mindfulness meditation teacher Jack Kornfield.

Jon’s spiritual trajectory was profoundly altered by meeting Jean Klein, an accomplished teacher of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Yoga, with whom he studied for an extended period. Jon subsequently spent time with H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji) and Robert Adams, both direct disciples of Ramana Maharshi. Jon’s spiritual development was also greatly aided by his decades-long relationship with Brother David Steindl-Rast, who, along with Thomas Merton, was one of the first Christian monks to seriously practice in the Zen and Tibetan traditions. Jon was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002.

In addition to his work as a nondual spiritual teacher, 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 with individuals to facilitate consciousness development and deep emotional healing.

Jon offers Online Satsang, free podcasts “Embodied Awareness”, private sessions, as well as satsang and meditation retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Books: Ordinary Freedom, and The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is–Beyond Belief to Love, Fulfillment and Spiritual Awakening.


The photos in this video are by Jon Bernie.


2 thoughts on “Being is Your Natural Ease of Awareness | Jon Bernie | meditation for relaxation & healing

  1. I thought this talk sounded familiar, then I realised I'd heard the audio on your website 😀 Anyway, I can't thank you enough for your teachings, I stumbled across your videos on youtube at a terribly difficult and painful point in my life and it was very much a case of, 'When the student is ready, the teacher will appear'. I honestly don't know if I'd have come out the other side without you, so my love and gratitude for you is very deep, thank you 🙂

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