“Conversations with Jon”: A New, Experimental, Donation-Based, Drop-In Group

This a new group that will begin meeting on Zoom on Thursday February 4th, 2021 from 7 to 8:30PM US Eastern Time Zone.  It will meet once every two weeks on Thursday evening at 7PM.  This is an experimental group designed for people who want to get online, talk about an issue or challenge of almost any kind, and interact with me personally about it with feedback from others in the group if you wish.  You can join just one session at a time, pay by donation, and have a dialog with me  Topics for dialogs include: spiritual awakening and spirituality, psychological issues, gardening/permaculture/ecology (personal interest of mine), plus economic, social and political issues. 

We might also discuss appropriate preparations for the transition from a financialized economy, where everything was turned into a transaction with some monetary value attached to it, to a gift-inspired, barter-inspired and community-inspired economy.  How do you create a ‘new reality’ for yourself that includes growing and cooking more of your own food, creating community networks of actual neighbors, and enjoying life without buying things you don’t really need with credit you can’t really afford. What is your own DREAM for the way life could be on this planet, and what could you do to create that in your personal sphere of influence.

Format: Zoom Group with up to 20 members.  Fees are by donation: whatever you can afford and are moved to give.  You may donate here:

Length: You commit to being part of the group for the entire 1.5 hours that it meets.  You don’t need to commit to being at every group; that meets!

To express interest in signing up contact me here.

“Simply Awake: A Direct Path to Enlightenment” Groups

Meditation, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Uncover the Awareness that you already are.

Anxiety seems to proliferate in our era of social media, cultural disintegration, global pandemic, and crazy government.  Clients who have issues with anxiety often have social anxiety as well. If you can muster up the courage to come to a group, I can offer you three powerful tools to dissolve anxiety: meditation, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (which I call ‘Thought Busting’).  I offer these same tools to individual clients.

Come join a Zoom group of people who are interested in learning to live life more mindfully and in the present moment, and are interested in discovering enlightenment and enlightened living.  You will learn to meditate, to ‘bust thoughts’ and to get more comfortable in a group of new people (useful in your professional and personal life). I’ve prepared a new curriculum and there will be an eBook/PDF of material available at the end of our work together as part of the fee.

The groups run for 90 minutes every other week, for at least 13 sessions,  and include meditation instruction and practice.   A new group is starting February 2nd, 2021 and runs bi-weekly (every two weeks) from 7 to 8:30pm on Tuesday evenings.

The next group will start whenever I have 6 participants interested.  The Cost is $40/session or on a sliding scale according to income if you’re not making more than $40,000 per year.  I do not bill insurance for group sessions since they are spiritually-oriented.

To express interest in signing up contact me here.


Half-Day and Full-Day Retreats

See Retreats for more details.

There are many current clients and others interested in deepening their meditation practices, and asking questions about their spiritual paths.  To facilitate growth, I will be offering a quarterly half-day or one-day retreat on Saturdays once the global pandemic is contained.  This is a unique opportunity to create a temporary community, and to use the group energy to go deeper in your personal meditation practice.

This is also an opportunity to uncover your true spiritual nature and real body-based personality….like a sculptor uncovering a unique shape in a block of stone.  In a question and answer format, you and I will look at what needs to fall away in order for you to be your unique expression, truly and clearly.

Maximum group size is 20, and minimum is 6.  The group is donation-based, and I will make suggestions for minimum donations depending on the length of the groups.  The retreats will occur in my office.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch and beverage.