About Leonard




Leonard Jacobson is deeply committed to helping others break through to the joyous experience of living in the NOW.

Leonard teaches how to become fundamentally present and how to arise in mastery of your mind and ego, so that you are no longer involuntarily pulled out of Presence. Leonard embodies a profound depth of Presence and his teachings are a powerful reminder that in truth, there is no life outside of this moment. He has been guiding people how to be present for over 40 years.

Leonard teaches that the fully awakened state of consciousness is available now. It is not something that occurs in the future. It is not something that we can arrive at through spiritual practice. It is already here, waiting to be revealed. As you awaken into the present moment, your thoughts will stop, your mind will fall silent, and you will awaken to an inner silence and peace that is beyond understanding. You will begin to encounter what the mystics and Masters have been speaking of for centuries.

One of the most significant aspects of Leonard's teaching is his unique insight into the nature of the mind and ego. Leonard teaches us how to come into right relationship with the ego in a way that helps the ego to relax, and he teaches us how to integrate awakened consciousness into everyday life and relationships.

Leonard is the author of six books, Words from Silence, Journey into Now, Embracing the Present, Bridging Heaven & Earth, Liberating Jesus and In Search of the Light, a winner of the Indie Children’s book award. Journey into Now has been translated into eight different languages.

He lives in Asheville, North Carolina and offers evening teaching sessions, weekend workshops, and longer residential retreats in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Being Present Is a Fundamental Key to True Awakening.

The Ego's Surrender

The ego is the main obstacle to human awakening. It does not matter how much you experience and appreciate being present, until you come into right relationship with the ego, you will not truly awaken. This is an essential step towards mastery of the mind and ego. Leonard has a unique and gifted ability to engage with your ego in a way that leads to the ego's relaxation and surrender. It is truly amazing to watch Leonard work with someone's ego. Just to witness this can transform your relationship with your own ego.


The Healing Power Of Presence

Many people have experienced Presence and have recognized the transformative value of being more present, and yet they are unable to maintain an appropriate level of Presence in their day to day lives and in their relationships.

There are two reasons for this. The first is that an unhealed or traumatized past will not release them from its grip. The second is that many people have emotions from the past repressed within them. They cannot be fundamentally present, because those repressed emotions are constantly being projected onto the present moment, distorting their experience of life.

Leonard is a gifted healer and mystic, who can penetrate beyond the veils of illusion into the very heart of whatever is holding you in the past, in a way that leads to completion, healing and release.

"My teaching has nothing to do with the past. It has everything to do with this moment, but sometimes we have to journey into the past to release ourselves from it."
Leonard Jacobson


Leonard Engages People on Many Different Levels

For those who have been on a spiritual path for many years, but still find themselves sometimes caught in the mind and emotional reactions, Leonard offers finely tuned guidance that can deliver them into the fully awakened state.

For those who are just out on a path of awakening, Leonard's ability to express the most profound truth in a clear and simple way, together with his unique insight into the nature of the mind and ego, can quickly lead to Presence, truth, love, power, and freedom. For those who want to live a more present, conscious and abundant life, Leonard's teachings reveal the way.