Stephan offers satsangs, intensives, retreats, and online classes and provides counseling and mentoring by phone to seekers worldwide. Each year since 2007 he has taught the School for Awakening, a four-month online intensive program of direct pointers to awakened awareness, guided meditation, focused self-inquiry, and deep dialogue. Originally from the US, Stephan currently lives in Spain and travels to teach regularly to the UK and other European countries, as well as offering satsangs locally on the coast near Granada, in Andalucia.
Trained as a Zen monk for a decade, Stephan spent 10 years as a close student of Advaita master Jean Klein, before meeting Adyashanti in 1999 and receiving Dharma transmission in 2001. He’s also studied and practiced in the Tibetan tradition of Dzogchen-Mahamudra. Licensed as a psychotherapist, Stephan has been a pioneer in the integration of the nondual wisdom of the heart and the insights of Western psychology. For more information, visit stephanbodian.org.
In his endorsement for Stephan’s book, Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening, Adyashanti writes: “Both profound and practical, Wake Up Now guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion this book offers the sincere spiritual seeker are both rare and welcome.” His other books include Beyond Mindfulness and Meditation for Dummies.