Jeff Carreira

Jeff Carreira Contributing Teacher, Founder

Nora Bateson
Founder and Guiding Teacher
Jeff Carreira
e: jeff@jeffcarreira.com
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Meditation, Awakening and Paradigm Shifting

About Jeff

Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.

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Life has conditioned all of us to be fearful and self-protective. Some of us eventually feel suffocated by the mental and emotional habits that keep us from living a passionate and spontaneously free life. We long to be liberated from the invisible ties that seem to bind us. We know more is possible and we start searching for a life that matches our true potential.

I was quite young when my own spiritual search began. At the age of about seven, I began spending time locked in my father’s car in our driveway trying to stop my mind from thinking. Somehow, I knew that if I could do that, I would discover something wonderful.

But like so many of us, I forgot about my early spiritual aspirations and got swept up in the cultural script of career and relationship. I studied physics, worked as an engineer and got married. Eventually my work as an engineer felt empty, so I earned a graduate degree in education and became a schoolteacher and later a school administrator. By most standards I was pretty successful, and yet I felt empty and existentially unfulfilled.

My life took a dramatic turn when I left everything and everyone behind and joined a radical spiritual community. For the next twenty years, I devoted myself entirely to spiritual pursuits. I spent many hours every day meditating, chanting, reading and studying, all in a single pointed pursuit of the ever-elusive goal of enlightenment.

During those years in community, I was blessed with many spiritual breakthrough experiences. I was ripped open by dramatic bursts of kundalini energy shooting up from the base of my spine through the top of my head. I spent days in states of conscious awareness that remained steady through all stages of waking and sleeping. I felt a mystical expansion that didn’t stop until my body was the size of the entire cosmos. And in the middle of it, I remembered that I had been able to freely will myself into this sense of cosmic consciousness as a young child.

In the summer of 2001, during a two-month long retreat, I entered into a shared state of enlightened mind with other participants. This dramatic opening inspired me to create spiritual education programs that guided thousands of individuals through their own journey of spiritual evolution. Four years later, in 2005, and once again while on retreat, I heard a call to expand my teaching work. I started traveling and teaching meditation and spiritual philosophy more extensively throughout the world.

In 2012, I left the community I had been living in, and for the next three years co-created and co-facilitated a transformational practice group called The Evolutionary Collective with Patricia Albere. After that, I partnered with Craig Hamilton to create and lead a yearlong meditation and awakening program called Opening to the Infinite that we ran for three consecutive years.

Currently, I lead retreats throughout the world and run a teacher training program to develop the teaching capacities of others. I am the founder and lead teacher of The Mystery School for a New Paradigm – a virtual practice and study community that provides guidance and inspiration to a global group of awakening individuals.

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Discover Jeff's Work

Member Course

6 x 60min Sessions

November 10th - December 15th

American Awakening

Exploring the Non-Dual Enlightenment Tradition in American Philosophy

In this course you will discover some of the very best of the wisdom too often hidden in the American philosophical tradition. The ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, William James and others will come alive in your immediate experience.

Member Retreat

5 Hours

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Relaxing Beyond the Illusion of Separation

Exploring Non-Dual Reality and Unity Consciousness

In this retreat you will venture directly into the domain of NonDual Unity Consciousness. You will discover that even though your mind cannot hold this truth, you can.

Member Course

4 x 60min Sessions

June 16th - July 7th

The Transformation of Self

An Exploration of the Spiritual Psychology of William James

William James is considered to be the first American psychologist. He, along with Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung pioneered the field at its inception. James had a particularly spiritual and evolutionary view of the human psyche. In this course we will explore some of the central ideas of his conceptions of human transformation.

Member Course

4 x 60min Sessions

Recordings Available

The Miracle of Self-Realization

An Introduction to the Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

In this four session course with Jeff Carreira you will explore the spiritual teachings of one of the greatest Hindu saints of the twentieth century.

Member Course

4 x 60min Sessions

Recordings Available

Spiritual Growth and Paradigm Shifting

The Art of Individual and Collective Transformation

In this four-part program, Jeff Carreira offers a brief but comprehensive presentation of the essential aspects of his teaching. By uniting the individual work of spiritual awakening with the collective work of paradigm shifting, he shows us how we can work together to change the world.

Public Course

12 Weeks

March 21st to June 13th, 2020

Awakening to a New Paradigm

A 12-Week Intensive that Opens Your Mind and Senses to a New Reality

In this program you will learn how to release the conscious and unconscious filters that bind you into the dominant paradigm of separation, division and isolation, and enter into the newly emerging paradigm of wholeness, unity and mutuality.

Member Retreat

5 Hours

Recordings Available

From Attainment to Realization

In this virtual meditation retreat day, we will explore the profound transition from spiritual attainment to spiritual realization. Once we have developed a strong habit of peace and ease of being, our meditation practice will be easy and free. We will be able to sit for longer and longer periods of time remaining effortlessly attentive to the sense that nothing is wrong.

Member Retreat

5 Hours

Recordings Available

From Practice to Attainment

In this virtual meditation retreat day, we will explore what it means to take our practice to the level of attainment. Meditation practice always begins as a practice.

Member Retreat

5 Hours

Recordings Available

Living the Lost Arts of Awakening

Surrender and Service

Spiritual Liberation and Awakening are very real and very attainable, but the truth is that sustaining our access to these divine states of being will take everything we have. In this retreat you will explore what it really takes to live an awakened life and how you can implement what you discover in your own life right now.

Member Retreat

5 Hours

Recordings Available

Living the Lost Arts of Awakening

Depth and Discipline

Spiritual Liberation and Awakening are very real and very attainable, but the truth is that sustaining our access to these divine states of being will take everything we have. In this retreat you will explore what it really takes to live an awakened life and how you can implement what you discover in your own life right now.