Journey into Freedom

Upcoming Events with Jim Dreaver

To realize true inner freedom is the most important gift you can ever give yourself.  Freedom manifests in a clear, loving presence. You are awake, alert, patient, and listen attentively. Everything flows better, including your personal and work life.

You are invited to join us at any of the below events for meditation, dialogue, an exploration of the simple awakening practice as it applies to actual situations, and a celebration of our always-existing true nature, here and now…

Note: All times PST (Pacific Standard Time)

For questions or more information, call Jim at 310-916-4037. 

Monday, October 23, 7 - 8.45 pm. "Flowing in Freedom" Gathering with Jim. 2860 Verde Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.* By donation, all welcome!

*Private residence, take State St north to E. Alamar, which is marked by a stop light/Lemon Tree Inn. Right on Alomar, Verde Vista is 2nd street on right, 2nd block on right, 4th house—standing stone Buddha in front! (Please - no wearing of any scents/perfumes).


Tired of even the slightest suffering, whether from worry, self-doubt, boredom, impatience, or frustration, or maybe you’re experiencing something deeper like chronic anxiety, guilt, anger, shame, self-judgment, depression, or fear?

Want to be so fully in touch with the happiness within you—that doesn’t depend on outer circumstances—that you flow in freedom and joy, and attract endless opportunity and abundance wherever you go? 

What gets in the way of our flow is this ego “self” we think we are. Jim teaches a simple way to see through the ego “I.” Whenever we notice ourselves caught up in our “story,” or are suffering in any way, we remember the mantra, “Alert presence…,” and ground ourselves in the present moment.

Then we observe how our thoughts and “stories,” including the “I” thought we most personally identify with, as well as our feelings and emotions, come and go, yet “we,” the awareness who notices, are always here. 

This is the “secret” of awakening. The more we see the truth—that we are not our ego “I,” which comes and goes, but rather the pure, alert presence that is always here—the more we engage this moment with clarity, wisdom, and a love that is truly boundless, that touches everyone…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   From the time I first met Jim, I could feel the depth of his presence. He truly embodies "being present in the Now" that many of us aspire to. At a gathering, I had an extraordinary experience that was life-changing. I saw something about myself that liberated me from an old, old pattern. I am so grateful!” 

Marigrace Gleason, Sherman Oaks, CA


For a video interview I did with Rick Archer at Buddha at the Gas Pump, where I talk in-depth about my work, click HERE.


After Esalen Workshop, September 9 - 14, 2012


Esalen 2011
Simone, Rougui, Greg, Silke, Hector, Matthew, Rico, Joel, Jim, Lucia, and Michael; Group photo by Lee

Esalen 2011
Group feet by Lee

Esalen 2011
Greg, Lee, Hector, and Matthew

Esalen 2011
Rougui at Julia P. Burns, group hike

Esalen 2011
Simone, Lucia, Silke, and Michael, group hike in Mcway Canyon

Esalen 2011
Jim and Donna on Rolf deck

Esalen 2011
Hector, El Magneto de las Mujeres, with Simone and Lucia

Esalen 2011

Esalen 2011
Our Group!