Welcome to the Leela School

About the Leela School of Awakening

We are committed to the whole world waking up from the personal trance of suffering. That is our overview and our purpose. We can make a difference one heart and one mind at a time.

Our training is heart-based, so whether you are interested in certification or not, you may find immense personal value in the insights into your true nature and the nature of suffering that these courses reveal.

Become a Certified Leela Therapist - Being a True Friend

Our model for a therapist is called a True Friend: someone with a quiet mind, an open heart, and the skillful means for therapeutic intervention. Through exercises and practice, you will be able to be a true friend in both your personal and professional life.

Skillful Means for Working as a Coach, Guide, Healer, Therapist, and True Friend

The skills we offer are broad, and cover several different modalities, which together form a coherent, effective and powerful medium for therapeutic intervention.  Based on over thirty years of a life's work, we pass on these skills to spread the possibility for true happiness in this moment.

Skillful means requires insight into your client's presenting conditions.  You will have the means to know which intervention is appropriate, and the flexibility to generate your own unique interventions. Advanced certification is available for those seeking to go deeper.

Preparing You to Work

The skills we offer at The Leela School are for your own awakening and skillful living in the world, while also offering the possibility to be certified as a therapist to work with clients on a range of presenting issues.  You will be prepared for working with clients who want to stop smoking or other addictions, as well as with clients who want to be more conscious in their lives.  You will find your own area of specialization, and a way to creatively serve.  The Leela School of Awakening supports world peace and freedom through universal self-realization.  If your heart calls you, you are welcome here.

What is Satsang?

By Johannes von Gwinner | February 6, 2022

Devotee: WHAT IS SATSANG? Papaji: “Sat” means Truth in Sanskrit. “Sanga” means “to associate with”. So the best association is to associate with the Truth. Association with the Truth is what satsang is. So you may be anywhere in the world and you may be alone, or with other people. Unfortunately, the word “satsang” has … Read more

How Far Have We Gone

By Joey Bloom | August 27, 2019

Reading the latest edition of Eli Jaxon-Bear´s classic Enneagram book “Fixation to Freedom,” these words caught my attention: “We are all struggling, but how far have we gone?” – Kabir. How far have I gone? That is the essential question! That is what makes a difference in my life, and in the lives of those … Read more

Joey Bloom Spiritual Retreats

Spiritual Retreats

By Joey Bloom | May 15, 2019

Before I discovered the Leela School, I was searching for a final teacher. I came across Gangaji; an American-born woman who transmitted the simple truth of who I am. Coming out of a school of mysticism which was very flashy and entertaining, at first I found Gangaji’s message to be too simple. After attending a … Read more

Marja Leela School Mentor

Spiritual Awakening

By Joey Bloom | April 25, 2019

Spiritual Awakening  Silence is one of the most important ‘things’ I have learned from Eli Jaxon-Bear and his Leela School teachers. I cannot live without that anymore, as I have experienced it is part of who I am. Silence taught me that spiritual awakening is not a matter of adding. Surrender Recently I went through … Read more

Henk Leela School Mentor

Transforming Robots into Humans

By Joey Bloom | April 2, 2019

Robots are stepping out of science fiction fantasy into the reality of humans. Japan has the scoop of the first human-robot marriage. Europe considers civil rights for robots. Technicians all over the world are developing robot dolls with sensitive skin and ‘real’ facial features. These dolls will become our techno-slaves. But as they, with the … Read more