Journey into Freedom

Upcoming Events with Jim Dreaver

Note: All times PST (Pacific Standard Time)

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

Monday, February 26, 7 - 8.45 pm. Gathering/Satsang with Jim in Santa Barbara. 2860 Verde Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.* This is a regular, twice-monthly event, 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 Alamar, 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).

Those who have awakened to inner freedom have one thing in common: they know themselves as beautiful, open-hearted, ego-free people here, now, and wish the same for everyone they meet.

Jim teaches the mantra, “We are beautiful as we are…,” and invites people to affirm it and then look for any resistance that comes up. Anxiety, fear, self-doubt, self-esteem issues, resentment, blame, guilt—not to mention emotional discomfort—will arise if the mantra is not true for us. He then guides us in seeing that we’re not our ego, our “I” thought—the “story-teller”—nor the many “stories” we tell, the judgments, expectations, and reactive emotions that prop our ego up. Why not? 

Because we can watch the whole drama coming and going between our ears—and we’re not anything that comes and goes. We are the clear, loving presence that’s always here, watching. If we get triggered, we feel the emotion without creating a “story” about it. We see how our reaction came from our past which was real then but is not real now. Only now is real now.

Come join us if you are interested in authentic, loving connection—that includes all our quirky human imperfections!


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. With him, 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!