About Bodhi

At the core, Bodhi is a consciousness teacher specializing in coaching CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs in conscious leadership. He also facilitates sacred living events, as well as writes & records songs that nurture awakening and transformation.

Awakening

Photo of a younger Bodhi Jeffreys

My fascination with spirituality, esoteric truth and mysticism was there from the start. I can remember knowing as early as the age of seven that things were different than they appeared. My sister, Lori, introduced me to meditation at the age of 16.

I met my first consciousness teacher, a medicine woman, Greer Greyoak Glass, at the age of 23, and she guided me weekly in the mystic arts and deepening my awareness. Six years later, she introduced me to her teacher (and future husband), Gary Altrichter, with whom I then studied with for another 15 years.

In May of 2000, I was on the phone doing a session with Gary. Like always, he suggested that I tune in more deeply to get clarity about the underlying nature of a particular issue I was addressing that had to do with being upset about perceiving that someone had "wrongly judged me."

I closed my eyes and dropped into stillness as I had been trained to do so long, long ago, but instead of seeing or recognizing what really needed to be worked with, there was just silence and a pitch black darkness in my mind's eye. Unusual for me. Surprised and curious, I just allowed the experience.

Suddenly, straight ahead of me in the blackness, a hole opened up and a spear came flying in my direction, stopping right in front of my 3rd eye, shocking me. The next instant, another hole opened up and another spear flew right at me. Over and over, dozens of spears all flew forth, stopping right in front of me.

Photo of Greer Glass, Gary Altrichter, Bodhi and Simone

It's such a cliche, but my life then flashed before my eyes and I saw a multitude of experiences where I reactively and unwisely based my choices and actions on a belief that I was under attack — every situation leading to pain and suffering.

I was stunned by not only how the course of my life was so impactfully shaped by that theme, but also that even after years of therapy and decades of consciousness work, I hadn't realized just how much that distorted fictitious lens was interwoven into the fabric of my persona.

Suddenly, the horror of the realization shifted into incredulity that anyone could live their life so fully based on a lie. My body started vibrating intensely and I burst into laughter. It was one of those uncontrollable laughs that just keeps going. Every time I tried to calm down a new insight would arise and more intense laughter would erupt. It lasted for 45 minutes. When the waves of laughter finally subsided I asked Gary, who was still on the phone, "What the hell was that?" His reply was, "Just be with it. I'll talk with you next week." Click.

Everything had changed. Colors appeared more vibrant. Sensations of sound and touch were intensified. There was a total dissolving away of the veil of illusion under which I had lived. The mental noise of compulsive thinking stopped. In its place was stillness, a buoyant sense of aliveness, peace, joy — an experience of being one with all life — and I was flooded with an overwhelming sense of compassion for myself and the world. Grace has allowed this state to sustain itself.

Coincidentally, I spent the next two days with Eckhart Tolle and the awakening deepened further. Another story for another time.


Bodhi's Path

Work and Study

  • Managed an adolescent acute-care, locked psychiatric unit
  • Worked for 15 years as a CEO of business organizations and foundations
  • 20 years mentoring other CEOs and entrepreneurs in conscious leadership, facilitated strategic planning retreats
  • Earned a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology

Music

I have always been passionate about music. Growing up in New York, I learned multiple instruments as a child (violin, trumpet, piano, guitar) and formed my first band in high school, Bacchus, in which I was guitarist and a lead singer. Throughout my college years I played acoustic gigs in clubs, becoming a prolific songwriter. A punk band in Tucson and my new wave band in Phoenix were stepping stones to finding my way to Los Angeles where my pop-reggae bands performed, recorded, and got airplay. Today, I'm preparing to release 2 new albums, with more on the way.

Working with Bodhi

Private sessions are available to CEOs, entrepreneours and executives, as well as individuals, parents, couples and creatives. Sessions are held via phone or Zoom. He also facilitates events, workshops and retreats in Europe.

To explore or initiate sessions with Bodhi, please contact him at bodhi@bodhijeffreys.com or call +1 760 599 9488, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 9:00am – 6:00pm Pacific Time.

Recent testimonials

  • I am learning to live with an open, positive heart thanks to Bodhi's wisdom and guidance.

    Julie Sidur Insurance Professional Oceanside, California

    Working with Bodhi on an individual basis is teaching me how to see the truth about my self-defeating ways and empowering me to deal with the toxic energy in me from as far back as my childhood. He is helping me break free from my negative, conditioned responses that I have had most my life. I am learning to be able to express myself more clearly from my authentic higher self. All I have ever wanted to do is to be able to connect with people.

    Bodhi shows me how to do this through helping me to process what is really going on inside, seeing what is truly needed and proceeding from a grounded, secure place in my communication with people in my life. I am learning to live with an open, positive heart thanks to Bodhi's wisdom and guidance. For this I will be forever grateful to Bodhi.

  • What Bodhi does almost makes traditional coaching obsolete.

    Calvin Correli President & CEO, Creator of Simplero New York, New York

    I have used many coaches over the years, but Bodhi is one that I return to because he is simply in a class of his own. My experience has been that a lot of coaches can help you get to your goals faster, only to have you realize that those goals didn't actually fulfill you or give you what you thought they would. What Bodhi does, is help me heal and clear out those things that prevent me from going where I truly need and want to go, in the simplest possible way. What Bodhi does almost makes traditional coaching obsolete.

  • The synergy of his organizational expertise with his insight, clarity and awareness has brought the university to a new level.

    Irv Katz, Ph.D., Chancellor International University of Professional Studies Maui, Hawaii

    Bodhi's extraordinary talent of bringing clarity to our vision, goals, and processes has been of great benefit to the university. We’re more focused, more productive, and are in a much better position to serve our student population. The synergy of his organizational expertise with his insight, clarity and awareness has brought the university to a new level.

  • I have become a better leader, a better boss, a better husband and a better father.

    Christopher McAuliffe, Master Certified Coach President & CEO, Accomplishment Coaching Coach Training Company San Diego, California

    Bodhi’s support goes beyond my stated projects and goals. Since working with him I have become a better leader, a better boss, a better husband and a better father. Bodhi is what coaching is all about. It seems like magic sometimes how he is able to hone in and focus on the exact thing that brings me more power, or more clarity, or returns my calm and centered focus. If you want to become a better version of yourself or to fulfill on what you think you can create – I recommend working with Bodhi.

  • It feels safe to let go of the identification with mind in his presence.

    Silja Bjorklund Quantum Energetics Practitioner, QE With Silja Encinitas, California

    Working with Bodhi has brought me into a profoundly deep awareness of my true nature. It feels safe to let go of the identification with mind in his presence. His coaching to live this in my daily life is gentle, clear, and very effective.

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