What do you really want? 

If you've arrived at this page, you probably already know that external circumstances and people can't bring you the deeper contentment and fulfillment you seek. But the awakening power of awareness has the potential to provide you with lasting peace of mind and heart and a happiness that can't be shaken by the ups and downs of life. Whether you choose to practice mindfulness meditation or explore the "direct approach" to spiritual awakening, awareness can be a portal to a whole new way of being. Through this site, I offer a wealth of opportunities and resources to guide you on your journey.


Wake Up Now

Happiness is your natural state, your birthright as a human being, and you can reclaim it right now without elaborate practices or disciplines. In my books, classes, webinars, and retreats, I offer expert guidance in waking up from separation and suffering and discovering your nondual spiritual nature, the source of all lasting happiness, peace, and love.

Compassionate Guidance

In the process of integrating your understanding in the world of relationships and work, the support of an awakened teacher and counselor can be an invaluable resource. As a licensed psychotherapist as well as a spiritual teacher, I offer individual counseling sessions that combine nondual wisdom, meditative self-reflection, and the insights and techniques of Western psychology.

Everyday Mindfulness

Through the practice of meditation and everyday mindfulness, you can learn to show up for life in a relaxed, alert, compassionate, and balanced way. With the Mindfulness Meditation digital program/app and my books Meditation for Dummies and Everyday Mindfulness, I guide you every step of the way.

 

Praise for Stephan and his work

  • Stephan speaks from long experience to share the path that ends suffering and frees the heart for flight.
    — Stephen Levine, author of Healing into Life and Death and A Year to Live
  • Many books talk about spiritual awakening, but Wake Up Now breaks new ground by providing a detailed roadmap to the complete process. Profound yet accessible, precise yet jargon-free, this wise book leads you step by step on the direct path home to your radiant natural state, your innermost true self
    — Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within and Awakening to the Sacred
  • Stephan is a shining the light in the fields of yoga, meditation, and consciousness
    — Joan Borysenko, author of A Woman's Book of Life and Inner Peace for Busy people
  • Wake Up Now is one of the most concise guides to spiritual awakening I have read. Both profound and practical, it guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion this book offers the sincere spiritual seeker is both rare and welcome
    — Adyashanti, author of The End of Your World and Falling into Grace
  • With his deep training in contemplative practice combined with a down-to-earth understanding of everyday life, Stephan Bodian helps us open to and rest in a natural presence and wakefulness that is our true home. His writing is so clear, warm, accessible, and helpful. A gem of a book!
    — Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
  • Beyond Mindfulness is a beautifully written guide for both beginner and experienced meditators. Stephan Bodian takes us beyond stress relief and shows us how mindfulness can be a stepping stone to a more direct approach to awakening. This is a unique and important book for understanding and experiencing awakened awareness as a new potential foundation for living.
    — Loch Kelly, author of Shift into Freedom
  • Beyond Mindfulness is a provocative and profound book that shines a light on how practicing meditation can reify the doer—the self who is being mindful. With great lucidity and care,author Stephan Bodian introduces approaches drawn from non-dual wisdom traditions that allow us to relax back and realize the indivisible radiant awareness that is already and always here.
    — Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
  • Beyond Mindfulness is an important addition to the literature on consciousness and spiritual practice. It skillfully extols the direct experience of non-dual reality, as distinct from mindfulness. I found it clear, poetic, and inspiring. Every page rings with authenticity.
    — Robert K. Hall, M.D., one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and cofounder of the Lomi School of Somatic Studies
  • In Beyond Mindfulness, Stephan Bodian expertly reveals the direct approach that frees us from the psychological traps and spiritual limitations of technical forms of meditation. Everyone who senses that their meditation is conditioning them should engage with Stephan's profound exposition of the wisdom beyond all effort.
    — Peter Fenner, Ph.D., founder of Timeless Wisdom, author of Radiant Mind and Natural Awakening