Jeff Cannon is a Modern American Monk who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after thinkers in the Modern Meditation Movement. His lifestyle combines the serenity that one associates with traditional meditation, while remaining in tune with the realities of the 21st Century world we all live in.
Jeff helped create what is known as Modern Meditation – a form of meditation that weaves traditional techniques together to create a richer, deeper, faster meditation experience.
Jeff created this method after surviving nine brain surgeries that collectively removed more than 20 brain tumors in as many years. Not finding the answers he was seeking in monasteries or with traditional teachers, he set out to create his own. The result of this journey was his first book on meditation, The Simple Truth: Meditation for the Modern World.
This book remains a testament to his ability to balance spirituality with business, physics with metaphysics, the traditional and the contemporary. As many clients have discovered, he is in a far better place to bring meditation to the masses than teachers who have spent a lifetime in seclusion or in a far off monastery.
What makes Jeff’s work so compelling is his ability to balance opposing forces. His ideas are at once grand and extreme, devout and minimal – almost humble while he drives the practice of meditation to modernize in order to remain relevant. Jeff embodies the yin and the yang that influences so much of his teachings. His is a life of two halves and two opposing forces.
To Jeff’s thinking, the perfect lines and geometries were not produced in schools or graduate programs but through experience; by walking the path of the devout with an eye toward the real world we all live in.
Jeff is the author of several books on mindfulness and meditation, a Huffington Post blogger, a contributor to leading wellness websites such as MindBodyGreen, and the founder of The Simple Truth Project. While he works one-on-one with clients, he occasionally reaches out through group workshops and speaking events. As some have said, he is a man with a mission - to bring the wonderful 3,000 year old practice of meditation into the modern world, without losing its beauty or integrity along the way.