Testimonials

I drove 5 hrs (roundtrip) to the MBSR sessions and it was worth every mile. I can see myself using the tools I learned for the rest of my life and benefitting from it on a daily basis. I was amazed by the changes in myself.
– Jack Mazzie, Teacher from Kona

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“I had the wonderful opportunity to take Bernie Schreck’s MBSR workshop at a time when I was in a bit of a crisis in my life. Bernie’s patient, loving and compassionate presence helped me immensely through this difficult period. I highly recommend his classes to anyone whether you are going through a difficult period or just need some tools for improving your quality of life. The teachings and his presence are invaluable.”
– Melissa Cardwell, Co- Owner of Banyan Massage Hale in Hilo

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“It is optimistic inside out. It is not a pill, it was a guided tour to my own mind, heart and potential — If I had not come here and learned this, I might never have been “at home” in myself. Life was a treadmill and mundane, now it is precious and vibrant.  I really believe this class and the tools I have learned to use (which were already inside of me all along) have saved my life — I won’t degenerate due to stress or anxiety or sadness. You know the saying, ‘leap and the net will appear …’. I never really bought this completely — but for me MBSR is the net … and anyone can learn it.”
– Lisa Akana, RN from Mountain View

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“Stress is inevitable.  Coping healthfully doesn’t come naturally to many of us. Bernie’s kind, gentle, compassionate, wise, and playful teachings have helped me pay attention to my life differently.  I am happier because of my association with him.  I see and experience more fully.  Although I live half a world away, am a yoga teacher, regular meditator, and clinical psychologist, I am still eager to learn from Bernie. Time with Bernie is always time well spent.”
Keith E. Saylor, Ph.D., President, NeuroScience, Inc.

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“I have known Bernie Schreck for several years and fairly recently took a meditation class he was teaching. Bernie is a very experienced meditation instructor and practitioner who was taught by many excellent teachers.  The techniques I learned in the course have really helped me become more calm and relaxed even in difficult situations and have also helped to improve my concentration, and bring more happiness into my life. I have also found that I am less self involved, after having begun a daily meditation practice, and am more accepting of myself and others, which has brought more love and kindness into my life.”
Brian Kistler, Photographer

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“Bernie was my teacher and guide on an online course for meditation. He combined practical advice and spiritual wisdom in his weekly teaching. If you have the opportunity to go on one of his courses, I thoroughly recommend it!”
James Smith, Writer, England

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“I have had the privilege of taking several meditation programs with Bernie Schreck and he is a wonderful teacher!  He combines his life-long devotion as a practitioner with a wonderful ability to teach his students the life-giving and life-healing practices and benefits of meditation.  He shares his extensive knowledge in a way that is not only practical and related to everyday life, but he combines it with warm compassion, loving insight and a delightfully gentle humor.”
Jeannine N., San Diego, California

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“Bernie is a very competent person. Attentive, skilled, dedicated in what he does, and has all the requirements, we believe, relevant. A good opportunity for personal growth!”
Johnny Brigido, Dentist, Brazil

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“Bernie was instrumental in creating and establishing an online course curriculum, which developed into a complete path of study and practice in meditation, reaching 1,000’s of people throughout the world. Bernie’s intelligent, kind and wakeful approach to teaching meditation brings inspiration, indepth understanding and healing to those studying with him. As a colleague and a friend, I have tremendous respect for his knowledge and commitment in applying the principles of meditation to his work and in the way he is.”
Debbie Kinton, Senior Instructor, Rigpa Online Course Program

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“Studying with Bernie on the course “What Meditation Really Is” was of great benefit for me. The clear structure, precise and thoughtful feedback deepened my understanding of the teachings and helped me stabilize my practice as well as bring it’s fruits to my work and everyday life.” 

Avigail Gelehrter, Trainer at ‘Containing Holds’ – A Program dedicated to reducing the use of restrictive physical interventions as a solution to challenging behavior

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“Bernie is a wise, warm, and wry meditation teacher. I’ve known Bernie for over twenty years as a fellow dharma student and friend. His deep and comprehensive knowledge of Buddhism, many years of practice, and continued immersion in the world of meditation make him an engaging and very helpful instructor.”
Bill Hefferman, Organization Development Consultant, Intel Corporation

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Even after years of instruction and practice, I can safely say this is the most profound, to the point, simple, and helpful education I have ever received on meditation practice and how it relates to life as I understand it. Thank you Bernie for all the time you spend and wonderful insight you provide for us all.  
Marcus Hutchinson, participant in the “What Meditation Really Is” online course March 2012

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Bernie is a wonderful meditation instructor. He really helped me to understand meditation techniques and concepts in simple terms with lots of examples. I often printed off his answers to my homework assignments and put it on the fridge to read over and over again as inspiration.  I can highly recommend him as an instructor, presenter, and trainer!
Amelia Colvin, London, participant in the “What Meditation Really Is” online course  January 2011