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Transform Yourself

It's time to transform your life into YOUR life

through the little choices you make every day.

It took a life-changing event for me to learn how to live by my own Simple Truth.  You shouldn’t have to.

Throughout my life I have had opportunities presented to me.  In many cases I never paid attention to the ones I should have.  It’s not that I didn’t recognize them.  I was just too busy living the life everyone else wanted for me.  It wasn’t until I started living my life by MY own Simple Truth that I was able to finally be happy with the life I wanted to live.  Today, my life is one that fits MY needs on MY terms, with the success, happiness and balance I had always been looking for.

Transforming my life didn’t happen in a flash of brilliance, but through the simple choices I made every day without even thinking about them.  So if you’re ready to transform your life, if you’re ready to start living your life YOUR way, then it’s time to find and live by YOUR own Simple Truth.

What I’m offering is not going to change who you are.  YOU don’t need to change.  YOU have not done anything wrong.  What you are experiencing is simply a part of the journey of life – an ongoing process of discovery and personal evolution.  The difference is that now you can guide your life in the direction YOU want it to go.  You can put  your life back in balance to find the success, satisfaction you want.  You can be the person you were meant to be.

It's easier than you think, but you have to take the first step to doing so.

 

 


My Story

Seeking Balance

Jeff Cannon Simple Truth Meditation Guru

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y name is Jeff Cannon.  I am an author, a speaker, a meditation coach and spiritual teacher based in New York City.  I am also the founder of The Simple Truth Project.  Over the past twenty years I have lived through the development of Neuroscience and the creation of the modern meditation movement.  Not just by reading books and studying scripture, but by experiencing the changes in science and spirituality first hand.  In all, I have undergone seven brain surgeries in twenty years, the last of which was an 11 hour ordeal to remove seven brain tumors that took up 25% of my cranial space.

Each surgery provided me a rare opportunity to see how the brain works and how science has evolved.  In the first surgery, they entered my skull with a titanium hand drill.  In the last, it was with a computer generated 3D model to pinpoint the exact location of the tumors.  In between I experienced seizures and awakenings, moments of depression and enlightenment.  I reached out to doctors and scientists, researchers and monks.  I wrote a book of what I learned and returned to a meditation practice I set aside long ago.  That book, The Simple Truth: Meditation for the Modern World. drove others to reach out to me.

In response I created The Simple Truth Project. I also coined the phrase The Modern Meditation Movement to reflect the way traditional meditation was changing to meet for the realities of the 21st Century we all live in.

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My Philosophy

Discover Your Authentic Self

 

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ou have heard it before, but it is time for you to hear it again.  You are unique.  And what has made you unique will also make you successful and happy and able to live an enlightened life.

There is nobody else like you.  You were born with capabilities and limitation that no one else has.  You have lived a life of experiences that no one else has experienced.  You have heard a lot of noise but few truths.  That noise has prevented you from being your authentic self, from achieving all that you are capable of.  The sooner you learn to remove the noise and distractions form your life, the sooner you can get on with living your life, YOUR way.

You have a very powerful truth that makes you one-of-a-kind.  That truth guides your sense of style, your sense of purpose, your sense of accomplishment and happiness.  It is why you have to follow your own path if you are to be happy and fulfilled. Read More »

Modern Meditation

Experience The Difference

Your Meditation Practice Your Way

 

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editation is a wonderful practice. It dates back 3,000 years or more.  It carries some astonishing truths.  It provides powerful insights.  But, it is 3,000 years old.  The philosophy at the core of meditation is still as strong as it has ever been.  The ideas of compassion and loving kindness have never been needed more than they are today.  But the teachings and techniques do not always fit with the realities of the world we all live in.  This is the beauty behind Modern Meditation – a refined approach to mediation that works with your world and your life. Read More »

The Practice – What To Expect

Find Your Simplicity and Balance will Follow

 

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work with individuals and entire companies to help them take a meditative approach to managing their lives and their work in a calmer, more balance and more effective way.  I do not believe in meditation for meditation's sake.  I believe meditation is a powerful tools that can help you overcome any obstacles the modern world can throw at you.  It has helped me make some very tough decisions.  I know it can help you.

I use traditional meditation and mindfulness practices to help you reduce your stress and quiet the noise of the world around you.  I also teach you how to transform your life through the little choices you make every day. Read More »

Meditation Based Coaching & Training

A Meditative Approach to Overcoming Today's Issues

You have the answers.  

You simply need someone to help you find them.

 

Before you try to find a new job, look for a new relationship, ask for a raise or spend any money on a make-over, you need to start by finding YOUR own Simple Truth.  If you don’t, you’re just putting yourself back on the same treadmill you’ve been running on – not fast enough to win any races, but too fast to let you enjoy the run.

If you want to create a career you love, find a relationship you’re passionate about, or just love the way you look in the mirror the work we do together will create the foundation from which to create the next exciting chapter in your life.

I will help you peel back the layers that have been holding you back.  I can show you how to create an honest relationship between you and yourself that will help you create a live you will love.  Life should not about living your current reality, it should be about striving for your dreams and fulfilling your vision.

 

Modern Meditation Training

At the core of everything I teach is a structured meditation program called Modern Meditation.  I follow a very traditional approach to meditation that has been refined for the realities of the modern world we all live in.  Gone are the robes and incense.  Gone is the need to sit for hours on end.  Instead, I give you a refined approach that fits into YOUR schedule and YOUR terms.

In this practice, meditation becomes an excellent tool, a discipline, that will help you take greater control of our mind and your body, so that you can channel your energies in the right direction.  In as little as ten minutes a day, you can start to train your mind, just like you train your muscles at the gym....

Private Coaching

I continue to work with select individuals on a one-on-one basis to teach the basics behind meditation, mindfulness and The Simple Truth.  I take a very straightforward approach to teach you how to reduce stress, minimize distractions and find the strength, stability and clarity you need to meet the unique challenges you face.

I also works on a more advanced level to help you navigate the realities of your personal and professional life, and to bring both into balance.  Depending on your schedule and lifestyle, I can create a program that will help you steer your life in the direction you want it to go.

My work help you cope with the realities of the modern world so that you can truly enjoy the life you have created for yourself.

I am happy to discuss a personalized program for you.  Simply contact me directly through the confidential email request at the bottom of the page.

TeleCoaching

In today’s busy world, you may not always have the time for a formal meeting.  It’s why I created my TeleCoaching program.  This can be combined with regular coaching sessions or implemented on its own to provide you with the support you need, no matter what your lifestyle.

All coaching sessions are privately conducted by telephone or Skype.  I usually schedule calls on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on your needs and your schedule.

For a free consultation to see if TeleCoaching is right for you, please feel free to contact me confidentially through the email request at the bottom of the page.

Group Workshops

I conduct group workshops on regular basis throughout the country.  These can range from book signings and general meditation workshops to targeted programs designed to address specific life-issues.

To find out where existing and future workshops are scheduled, please refer to my online calendar by clicking here.

To schedule a workshop for your location, or a business event, please contact us on a confidential basis through the email request at the bottom of the page

I look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you in the very near future.

 

 

Books

Warrior Poets & Meditation

I am the author of four books for publishers like McGraw Hill and Walton Books.  I have also written articles and papers on leadership, management, as well as on modern meditation, mindfulness and of course personal and professional development.  My writing is based on my work, my experience and my research to give you a very straightforward approach to the subject at hand.  Whether I'm writing on meditation or management I have been able to turn my life lessons into a practical part of your life. I hope you enjoy and grow from each.

 

The Simple Truth

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Part autobiography, part guide for finding yourself through your own Simple Truth.  This is the result of my journey - a unique combination of Neuroscience and meditation, spirituality and science to help you find your path, without an 11 hour surgery.

I wrote the Simple Truth while recovering from a ten hour brain surgery; the result of a life lived outside the boundaries, riddled with stress, anxiety and a 24/7 work ethic that was literally killing me. Written with a unique understanding of the pressures and demands we all face, this book will help you uncover the elements in your life that are holding you back, enabling you to enjoy a happier, healthier, more balanced life that supports YOUR interests.

The Simple Truth updates the time-honored practices of meditation and mindfulness with the latest findings of Western science to give you an easy to follow program that will help you break out of the old habits that have been holding you back.  It uses a proven approach to slow down the world so that you can build the life you want, the life you will enjoy. In this book you will learn that there is a way to quiet that nagging inner voice.

There is a way to reduce the outside noise and confusion that prevents your from living the life you want, and there is a way to infuse your life with the level of spirituality and awareness you want to experience.  All without having to give up the life you have worked so hard to achieve.

This is not your typical self-help book.  This is a life changing approach that merges Western science and Eastern philosophy into a unified program that simply makes sense.

As Albert Einstein said, “strive to make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.”  With The Simple Truth you can do this by rewiring how you live for the modern world.

Now it the time to find your own Simple Truth.

For more information or to buy this book click here

The Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs

Click here to order Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs

Written in 2003, Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs remains ahead of its time.  It takes a straightforward and even meditative approach to creating strong teams that work together.  Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALS has been translated into multiple languages and continues to be part of military and civilian curriculum.  It is an effective part of your professional training in today's super-heated business climate.  Leaders and managers rely on this book to create strong, productive and supportive teams that are able to manage themselves and deliver results.

"The SEALs are without doubt one of the highest-performing organizations on the planet. The secret ingredient is that every SEAL is a leader/teacher, engaged in continuous, interactive teaching and learning. This book . . . is a must read for all leaders."

--Noel M. Tichy, Professor, University of Michigan Business School and author of The Cycle of Leadership

Written by Jeff Cannon and Navy SEAL Commander Jon Cannon,  Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs gives you a practical guide to boosting morale and increasing your own team's effectiveness.  It will give you hands-on, field-tested advice from authors that combines decades of experience in business and combat situations.  This straight-talking handbook shows how the leadership and team-building techniques of the elite, no-nonsense Navy SEALs can help you forge a powerful, goal-driven workforce.  One that is prepared to take on--and triumph over--every challenge.

Built around first-hand examples from both the military and business worlds, this step-by-step success manual will show you how to create nimble teams that support and assist each other, that value cooperation over competition, and work together to build your business.

With Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs, you will learn how to:

  • Create effective teams that work to overcome any obstacle
  • Build flexible and dynamic organizations to reach your goals
  • Develop loyal, supportive teams that work together
  • Remove bureaucracy from your chains of command
  • Plan and prepare for crises situations in business

Enlist the Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs to transform your workplace from a group of disconnected individuals into a confident, cooperative, goal-driven team that produces results.

For more information or to buy this book click here 

Book Cover 012213Jeff Cannon’s new book – The Little Book of Simple Truths is less a book and more a collection of typographic images.  It is filled with 125+ inspired thoughts and empowering statements.  It is perfect to create an inspirational day or as a gift for any season.  It has been described as a source of hope and calm, a guide to finding balance no matter what the world throws at youu

“It’s not a book, it’s an escape!”

“A beautifully crafted experience that leaves you smiling.”

“Every day is a great message to wake up to.  I keep it by my bed to do just that.”

“You don’t just read, YOU understand.  It’s magic.”

Jeff Cannon’s newest release, The Little Book of Simple Truths is more than a book.  It is a reading experience that will inspire, empower and awaken your spirit and soul every day with more than 259 pages and more than 125 quotes from author, founder and meditation Guru Jeff Cannon’s teachings.  Each page is a work of typographic art, giving you the words in a new and exciting way.

For more information or to buy this book click here 

 

 

Meditation Programs

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

10 MINUTE MEDITATION

10 MINUTE MEDITATION

Meditation is a simple practice. Why complicate it? This is a perfect way to see if it is for you.  Free from scripture so you can put your toe in the water without having to dive in.

60 MINUTE MEDITATION RETREAT

60 MINUTE MEDITATION RETREAT

Designed for the busy life that needs a break.  Give me 60 minutes and I will give you a whole new outlook free from stress & distraction in the privacy of your home or office.

4 WEEKS TO MODERN MEDITATION

4 WEEKS TO MODERN MEDITATION

For those that want an immersion.  Experience the difference of Modern Meditation.  Meditation made for the realities of the world you live in.  Shorter sits, deeper results.

News + Links

 

Jeff Cannon The Simple Truth Press Sheet

I have been writing for Huffington Post as a GPS Guide in Meditation and for Mind/Body/Green.  I have also been picked up by a wide variety of
newspapers, magazines and blogs from the New York Times and NY Post to AARP and Parenting publications.  I am always happy to deliver articles about using meditation in contemporary settings.  So take a look and see what they are saying.  It may surprise you how easy it is to fit Modern Meditation into the contemporary world in ways that make sense.

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Contact

 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.  I can be reached at:

 

Jeff Cannon
Simple Truth Project
1 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY  10014

 

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