The Way of Light
The Path of Clear Light Awareness


The Way of Light is a non-dual approach and path for those who wish to practice without ritual, religious dogma, or cultural bias. We utilize only the essential and most direct methods for attaining Enlightenment in this very life.

"I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality.  This new concept ought to be elaborated alongside the religions in such a way that all people of good will could adhere to it."  The Dalai Lama

Presenting Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Zen teachings in a generic and secular manner will enable a much larger audience to be able to take advantage of these most direct and powerful methods.  This is our primary mission.

In addition many other mystical traditions will be discussed in terms of their essential similarities regarding the realization of the non-dual state of Knowing Awareness.

The overall goal of this website will be to offer theory and instructions so that anyone can easily put these methods into practice for themselves.  We will offer support for anyone with questions or in need of specific guidance by e-mail.

I will be including several core teachings from Mahamudra, Dzogchen and Zen traditions.  I feel strongly that many of these traditional pith instructions have the ability to awaken those who are ready.  That is why the great masters left their writings for later generations and is why they have been preserved and handed-down for centuries.

2015 Retreat Schedule:

Retreat in St. Augustine, Florida  January, 2015
Dzogchen Retreat with Jackson Peterson, Florida 2015

In January 2015, Jackson Peterson will teach a 3-day workshop from his new book "The Natural Bliss of Being," regarding the theory and practice of the methods that can bring about an immediate recognition of one's own enlightened True Nature.

The goal of the retreat is for all participants to actually have a direct experiential recognition of this enlightened state of
consciousness and to learn methods for stabilizing this realization in daily life. He will also be teaching the theory and practice of Dzogchen trekchod ,thogal as well as the first level of Yang Ti.

Retreat will take place between January 29 and February 1, 2015 in Florida on the shores of Atlantic Ocean and serene beaches of St. Augustine in Hampton Inn and Suites hotel in Vilano Beach. Detailed location information as well as housing and restaurants options will be included in participants' information packets.

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Retreat in Costa Rica, February 2015
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Retreat in the Netherlands, March 2015
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Retreat in London May 7-10, 2015
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Retreat in Mexico September 10-13, 2015
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Retreat in Hawaii on Oahu October 14-18, 2015
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Recent Radio Interview and Dzogchen Pointing Out Instruction on Non-duality Radio:

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Announcing my new book! 

"The Natural Bliss of Being" is now available for purchase!
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Also available as an e-book at Kindle: (click)

And for those that do not have a Kindle device, you can download a free Kindle Reader (click)  for your PC!

"The author designed his book to be a transformative journey that conclusively reveals one's own "enlightened self-nature" directly, leaving no room for doubt or uncertainty. For those who are serious about self-realization, this book offers explanations, insights and practical methods that can easily be applied without prior knowledge or experience with meditation or Eastern practices. The key teachings originate in the Tibetan wisdom tradition known as the "The Great Perfection", but are inclusive of other traditions such as Zen, that offer insights and methods into discovering our True Nature immediately and directly, not after months or years of study, meditation and practice. The author also studied deeply the teachings of the Sufis in Kashmir, India which revealed the wisdom of the Heart and Love, both necessary qualities in realizing one's true nature.

The approach shared is very direct and capable of revealing immediate benefits. The overall goal is the acquisition of a completely new perspective on life that is grounded in spontaneity, freedom, joy and unconditional love for the benefit of oneself and others.

The journey includes delving into the nature of thought, mind and ego-self to learn how we create our own suffering. From there we are introduced to our own inner jewel of enlightened awareness and knowingness that has always been present but never or rarely noticed. We then learn methods of how to broaden the "recognition" and how to stabilize and integrate this wisdom awareness into all aspects of our lives. Finally we are introduced to the nature of our spiritual Heart the seat of unconditional love and True Being. We learn how we are all just "one life", and with this recognition we find joy for ourselves and love for all beings.

The author has spent over forty-seven years in pursuit of the wisdom teachings that can bring about enlightenment and liberation from personal suffering. As a result his travels to meet actual masters who were themselves accomplished in this path, took him to India, China, Nepal, Japan, Korea, Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. This book represents the essence of those teachings yet are presented in a completely generic and unique approach that anyone can benefit from.

The author shares: "It is my hope that seekers of all types may find the realization of their goals fulfilled through the reading and application of the teachings as offered in this book and are able to realize the immediate presence of the Natural Bliss of Being for themselves as I have, and realize: 'Relishing and celebrating life's journey is the actualization of Enlightenment itself!'"

I would be very interested in your feedback regarding how you liked the book and any questions or comments you would like to offer!


Videos and Teachings (click)

For in-depth conversations on these topics please join my groups at Facebook: 

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Dzogchen Discussion

Mahamudra Teachings:


Essential Dzogchen Teachings

 Contact:  Jackson Peterson
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