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

  • Bodhi also has the greatest sense of humor and we laugh a lot during sessions!

    Dorthe Schorn Staff & Training Manager Hamburg, Germany

    Bodhi is an endless energy field of inspiration, purpose, clarity, truth, authenticity, compassion, joy, love and inner peace. The way he embodies and shares his profound wisdom of awakening is powerful and grounded, while gentle, light and constantly evolving. Bodhi is not only a teacher in the best possible sense of the word but a healer and “wise man” who can support you in tackling any personal or professional challenges.

    One of his greatest talents is meeting you exactly where you’re at, and then gently guiding you from there. Bodhi also has the greatest sense of humor and we laugh a lot during sessions! Working with him is a precious adventure and it has a tremendous impact on the way I show up and experience my working and private life.

  • I’m thankful for your clarity and presence and for how much peace it has brought into my life.

    Violet Lehrer Owner, Clarity Path Coaching Carlsbad, California

    Bodhi, I woke up flooded with gratitude for you today — your essence, your teaching, your energy, your sweet soft voice, your non-judgment. Your ability to have integrated that and not just teach it is inspiring to me. I’m thankful for your clarity and presence and for how much peace it has brought into my life. I’m thankful that the kids have learned the meaning of resistance and trigger.

    I’m thankful for the hundred times I’ve heard your voice saying “the truth and essence of who we are is love” and that I can hear that voice in my head louder than the childhood “you’re not good enough”. I’ve thankful for the healing you’ve guided me on. I’m thankful that you have shown me (and Matt) the path to our hearts. I’m thankful for all the moments of freedom and joy that are in my life because I am not in resistance. You have made a profound difference in my life.

  • 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.

  • I forget Bodhi is at the other side of the planet – he is truly with me when we work together.

    Lisbet Hjort Author, Awakening Mentor, Human Resources Manager Copenhagen, Denmark

    There is a before and an after regarding my work with Bodhi. Before working with Bodhi for many years I experienced a life with a lot of struggle, pain and resistance, both in my private and my business life. Today I experience a life with joy, love and peace – even amidst the challenges of life. I’ve never actually been with him in person – but I sense his energy, his warmth and love in our work. I forget Bodhi is at the other side of the planet – he is truly with me when we work together.

    Bodhi is a gift in the world – he can work on many levels which means that you can work and grow on many levels too. I will always be very grateful that we connected and I highly recommend Bodhi to everybody that really wants to live a life in freedom.

  • Bodhi always leaves me feeling more empowered, more joyful, more truly accepting...

    Helle Laursen Leading Mentor Coach and CEO, Nordic Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Silkeborg, Denmark

    Working with Bodhi repeatedly over several years, I am constantly filled with deep gratitude after each session. Bodhi always leaves me feeling more empowered, more joyful, more truly accepting all parts of what I am, and with more energy to face life. Being a mentor coach myself, I have learned from Bodhi's amazing ability to give further depth to any issue within coaching. He is more than just a great coach, he is embodied wisdom, ready to share and give more meaning and depth to all matters I bring up. Bodhi takes coaching to a new level: it is healing, very practical, and supports my commitment to live my life from compassion and awareness.

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