John David is an English spiritual teacher, author and filmmaker. Through Meetings and Retreats, he focuses on what doesn't change, the Self, our true nature, revealed when the mind is truly quiet.
Finding no fulfilment in career and relationship in England, and driven by a deep question inside, John David began a spiritual journey. After some years living in Japan he eventually arrived in India at the ashram of Osho his first master. Fifteen years of meditation later he arrived at the doorstep of his master, Papaji. Here, twenty years of spiritual searching ended when the Self revealed itself and he saw that this was his true nature.
Today, John David lives in Open Sky House, an International Spiritual and Arts community that was founded around him in Germany in 2004. In May 2013 another Open Sky House Community and Retreat Center was founded near Kiev, at Tripillya and in July 2015, another in Denia, near Valencia in Spain. In these 3 communities he holds regular Retreats and Meetings as well as broadcasting live SatTV via the Internet three evenings a week.
In these communities and through travelling and teaching worldwide he illustrates the conditioned mind – the inner world we build for ourselves from our identification with thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and desires. He encourages the process of letting this all fall away, which starts as people begin to see that they are not the experience of ‘my life’, but rather the awareness in which the experience happens.
The communities provide an intense experiment where this realisation can be grounded in daily life. The reminder is to constantly look inside, to remember who we are, to inquire. This remembering becomes a way of life, and this is a beautiful support for awakening. The years of Inner Work has created an energy field which supports new visitors.