Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom and The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to spiritual awakening. A profound enlightenment experience as a teenager ignited Jon’s spiritual search. In his early twenties he ordained as a monk in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and spent the next four decades practicing and studying in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist, and Advaita traditions. Jon’s most important mentors include Jean Klein, Robert Adams, and H. W. L. Poonja (Papaji), Brother David Steindl-Rast, and he was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002.
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