About Eli Jaxon-Bear
Eli Jaxon-Bear was born Elliot Jay Zeldow in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. His eighteen-year spiritual path started in 1971 when he was a federal fugitive during the Vietnam War. In 1978, Kalu Rinpoche appointed him the president of his dharma center in Marin County. In 1982, he was presented with a Zen Teaching Fan at Chosho-ji Zen Temple in Japan. After spending time in many traditions and practices, his path and his search ended when he traveled to India in 1990 and met his final teacher, Sri H. W. L. Poonja. Confirming Eli’s realization, his teacher sent him back into the world to support self-realization by sharing his unique psychological insights into the nature of egoic suffering.
He lives with his wife, Gangaji, in Ashland, Oregon.
He currently meets people and teaches through the Leela Foundation, a non-profit organization in support of world peace and freedom through universal self-realization (www.leela.org).
In a clear and simple way Eli carefully explains the direct path to freedom and love. He shows how a life of true fulfillment is possible for everyone.