About J. Stewart Dixon
Spirituality for Badasses blossomed out J. Stewart’s life as a spiritual seeker, finder and teacher. He teaches based on his direct experience, twenty-nine years of interaction with numerous nonduality-advaita-zen-unorthodox teachers, his ongoing education / certification in modern mindfulness and a degree in communications / engineering from Syracuse University.
He has been interviewed by Rick Archer on Buddha at the Gas Pump, was the meditation editor of the mind/body/spirit blog All Things Healing, was a board member of Sevenoaks Retreat Center (a nondenominational spiritual retreat center in Madison, VA) and is the owner/founder of a tech design -install firm called Charlottesville Audio Visual Services.
His first book 21 Days, A Guide for Spiritual Beginners (2011, PIE Publishing / Amazon) continues to help beginning spiritual seekers worldwide.
A Quote from Spirituality for Badasses:
I’m a bit of a mind reader.
And right now, my psychic mind-reading teleportation powers
are telling me you might be thinking:
Should I believe this guy?
Should I trust this guy?
Who the fuck is this guy anyway?
He’s kind of funny- but can I really take his self-help spiritual
I get it. I totally do.
Well, duh yeah -you should be a little skeptical.
Your thoughts are justifiable.
Here’s my response:
You are correct. I am an unusual and rare bird. For whatever
reason, I do not play by the usual nice, calm, spiritual guy or gal
rules. Don’t be fooled by my irreverent humor however- my
advice is deadly serious.
I was a suffering, depressed, anxious fool for decades, until I
weaved my way out of that paradoxical torture maze - using the same exact advice and methods offered in this book.
While on my own spiritual road trip I met and interacted with heavyweights in the spiritual world like Robert Monroe, Yogi
Bhajan, Adi Da, Gangaji, Ram Dass, Andrew Cohen, Arjuna
Ardagh and Saniel Bonder- to name but just a few. I even saw
the Dali Lama live in concert if that means anything to you. He rocks.
I’ve studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy- both online and at the
University of Virginia. Although, I must admit, I found these
courses rudimentary compared to my interaction with the
spiritual individuals listed above.
For about a decade I taught mindfulness and spirituality locally
and online. I helped a considerable number of people, but grew tired with the business end of the stick, which was like busking to homeless people in the Mohave desert. Yeah, um, I have a
mortgage to pay. I like money.
My other business, Audio Video Services LLC, an audio visual
design and installation firm, has always done well. I’m no rightbrained snowflake- I’ve done work for the U.S. Army, Sears &
Roebuck, Wendy’s, Hershey’s, American Legion, N-Telos and
Last, but not least, I’ve been married for close to twenty years
and have son who is, as I write this, twelve years old. My
family can attest to my potty-mouthed irreverent spiritual
humor: Much to the delight of my son and chagrin of my wife, I
fart regularly while meditating and occasionally leave the toilet
seat up in the bathroom. I’m no saint.
Okay. Holy Nut Buckets, I feel like I’m running for president.
To quote Farmer Hogett from the movie “Babe” who was filled
with gratitude and happiness for winning the top prize at the
“That’ll do pig, that’ll do.”
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