• Welcome to Modern Meditation

    Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

  • Weave traditional meditation techniques into the beautiful tapestry of Modern Meditation

    Do it for you

  • Jeff Cannon is more than a meditation teacher. He is a guide who will help you create your authentic life on every level.

    The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth is a school for meditation and a place of refuge. We believe every person can be both a teacher and a student at the same time. We do not believe in a strong hierarchy but in a natural flow between those with questions and those able to answer them. This belief will not stop until the very first teacher learns from the very last student.

Anyone can teach you how to meditate. We want to teach you how to weave your meditation into every aspect of your life so that it works for the modern world you live in. After all what good is meditation if you can’t take it with you as you rise from your cushion?

Our mission is to give you the tools you need to overcome the realities of the world you live in so that you can live a more Meditative and Mindful Life on your terms and in your way.

Strong Lineage

Many Schools Talk About Their Lineage. This is ours.

We do not want to be tied down with a 2,500 lineage because we do not believer your practice should be tied down with 2,500 years of practices and processions that are no longer valid.

Jeff recognized this after being asked to study with a number of Buddhist orders. He turned them down after finding each to be woefully out of date with the modern world – more concerned with the robes of their ancestors than with ending the suffering of people like you.

Jeff has been called A Modern American Monk many times. He is the author of numerous books and the founder of the Simple Truth Project. He is also a leading voice in the Modern Meditation Movement.

Jeff’s lineage is the lineage of life. It is the one the Buddha spoke of, where everyone and every experience is a teacher if you allow them to be. His lineage began with a practice deeply rooted in the Zen tradition. His wisdom comes surviving nine brain surgeries and the rehabilitation that followed.

Each opened the way for him to develop a practice that layers the Dharma with physics, meditation with neuroscience and traditional philosophies with the megabytes of data we all experience every day.

Modern Approach

Jeff developed his approach to Buddhism and meditation while under the tutelage of some very formal martial arts masters. He refined his approach while preparing for, and recovering from, nine brain surgeries that left him unable to speak or see, stand or walk at different times. Each forced him to rely on patience and an ever growing realization of the principles and values he carries to this day.

His teachings reflect the balance we all strive to maintain in the ever deepening chaos of the modern world. Mr. Cannon studied Zen and Mindfulness Meditation early on. He also studied Vipassana, Samatha, Vedic and TM before realizing it is not the style of meditation that matters but the commonalities between them that do.

He continues to search for the threads that connect all things rather than the differences that separate them. In doing so he learned to weave traditional techniques together to create the wonderful tapestry he calls Modern Meditation – a form of meditation refined for the realities of the 21st Century world we are all a part of.

The Simple Truth Method

It does not matter where you begin your meditation, but that you begin.

Basic Meditation will help you gain an understanding of the meditation process. You will be able to deepen your practice so that you may develop your own style through our Advanced Meditation programs.

What are you looking for?

You are free to explore as far as you wish as we will guide you to create a meditation practice that works for the realities of your world, not ours. Once you unlock the tools that are within you, you will find your path to a deeper practice on every level; physically, mentally and spiritually. You will do more than just reduce stress and overcome anxiety, you will learn to overcome the distractions and delusions that have held you back from being your true self.

No matter what you are looking to together we can help you actualize your practice from dream to reality:

  • overcome life’s transitions
  • discover your own strategy for happiness
  • generate greater understanding and compassion
  • live a calmer and more balanced life

The Simple Truth Method is not a new meditation. It is closer to what the Buddha originally taught 2,500 years ago so that you can find your authentic self and life your life based on the virtues and values that are aligned with your core principles. When you do that you will find the joy and stillness you have been seeking all this time.

As the survivor of more than twenty brain tumors and an accomplished author, a coach, a Guide for the Huffington Post and the founder of The Simple Truth Project, Jeff understands the demands of the modern world. He knows what it is like to juggle the complex issues we all face. He knows how to create a life in balance with your own simple truth.

A compassionate approach

Jeff’s approach has helped countless people around the world find balance and fulfillment in their lives.  He can do the same for you.

Just starting a meditation practice?

Looking to deepen an existing one?

See how Jeff can help you live your fullest life.