Many of us feel that there is something missing from our lives and so we naturally go in search of that ‘something more’. First we might explore the world of relationships, careers, money and possessions but that only seems to bring temporary relief. Then we may look into religion, spiritual and therapeutic groups but these too can ultimately fail to satisfy.

In this utter failure to find a solution there may be a readiness to look in an entirely new way: to wonder what is the nature of this ‘me’ that is doing all the seeking?

Initially we might respond with a list of attributes – our name, age and gender, our occupation, past history and future aspirations etc – or that what we most essentially are is located inside our head, thinking our thoughts, choosing our choices and doing our actions.

But what if we’re prepared to look beyond those descriptions, what if we’re willing to let go of everything we think we know and explore our presently arising experience firsthand?

When we look in this childlike, innocent way, we find that our usual assumptions about who we are and what life is simply don’t stand up. For many this can precipitate fear – fear of the unknown, fear of losing control, fear of annihilation. But in courageously feeling the intensity of those energies, in not turning away from our sense of vulnerability, it’s only the conviction that we are a separate fraction of life that falls apart, to reveal the incomprehensible truth of our undivided being – the home for which we’ve always longed.

The miracle is that we never were limited and isolated, but only ever life itself: every sound, sensation, colour and texture, the bliss, the pain, the triumphs and the heartaches, the path, the teacher, the seeking, the finding, the entire rich play, all made out of oneself – the boundless fabric of experience.

Nothing was ever lost, there was never anything to find, just a misunderstanding to see through. This is the message of freedom.

And this is not the end of the story but only just the beginning. For as that recognition starts to infuse all areas of our experience, we naturally begin to act from love over fear, openness over defensiveness, tenderness over hardness – ever deepening, enriching and transforming our character, our relationships, our lives.

In living closer than intimate, with all that is, we live as Love.

When all our fears are truly welcome, then all the actions that are perpetrated by trying to get rid of fear, trying to cover fear, resenting someone for creating the fear, are no longer necessary and we’re finally set free – free to truly meet, free to truly love, free to come alive.

About James

Whilst growing up James had a deep sense that something about life didn’t add up. Unsure about what exactly that something was he tried to ‘fit in’ and graduated in Maths from Oxford University. It didn’t work.

He then began seeking a resolution to a lingering sense of unfulfillment by writing songs, singing and playing in bands, then as an actor, then as a school teacher, but that didn’t work either.

On recognising that no matter what his outer circumstances were the feeling of longing and dissatisfaction still remained, the nature of seeking turned inward and James found himself following a variety of spiritual and therapeutic paths. Despite providing many insights along the way these too ultimately failed to satisfy. He felt drawn more and more to the question that no one seemed to be asking: “Who is doing all this?”

Finally James came across the Non-Dual message with which there was an instant resonance. He met with many different teachers and seeking came to an end when the true nature of reality was clearly seen.

James now holds meetings and retreats in the UK and abroad, and lives in Totnes with his partner and two sons.

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In opening to our human fragility, we discover our invincibility.

Meetings and Retreats

There’s no dogma, no superiority, no guru-ness, no rigid mindset, no rules, just a loving intelligence continually welcoming us back to the home we never left.

What happens in a meeting? James gently yet uncompromisingly guides us towards recognising our original, undivided nature.

Meetings begin with a short guided meditation followed by the chance to sit upfront with James and ask questions, explore whatever is arising in the moment,  or simply sit together in silent connection.

No previous knowledge is required, just a willingness to openly and honestly explore our raw, first-hand experience, to courageously question all our beliefs and assumptions, to feel into our human fragility and whatever fears may arise.

This is not about achieving some special state, not about disconnecting from our everyday difficulties and challenges regarding them as somehow illusory and insignificant, it’s about the revelation, the celebration, that the full, rich gamut of human experience is the very expression of our being; it’s about appreciating the paradox of our vulnerability within invulnerability, our limitations within infinite freedom; it’s about being closer than close, more intimate than intimate with all of life – it’s about being love.

Ultimately it all adds up to a celebration of life with openhearted sharing, silence,  tears and laughter, all in an atmosphere of absolute acceptance.

For those who would prefer to fully immerse themselves in this message, retreats offer a wonderful opportunity for a much deeper exploration. A momentum tends to build throughout the sessions, offering a readiness to realise the profound truth of who you really are and become more established in that realisation.

“To see the courageous letting go of everything we think we know and the revelation that what we long for is already here, waiting patiently to be acknowledged, is always an absolute privilege.”
James Eaton

“Thank you so much James for your unwavering presence and focus, your skill at delivering ‘the message’, as well as your innate intelligence, sensitivity and humanity. Your care in keeping the space quiet and uncluttered is something I especially appreciate with my easily (& eagerly!) distracted mind.”

T.K. Aish

“I am very glad that Life has brought me to you. Your words and presence had a profound impact on me. After years in a kind of impasse/wilderness I am now filled with joy, with peace. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

L.W. Wotton under Edge

“Thank you. I’ve heard the words so many times and no one has ever led me to a place where I could actually experience those words, like what does it mean? That’s what I was asking for, and you managed to do it. Thank you.”

K.C. Devon

“I cried myself an ocean this morning and there is so much space now everything fits in. Thank you

H.S. Netherlands

“I always thought I had an ‘infliction’ James until you unlocked my thoughts on Saturday: my utter sadness for people who are in pain and less fortunate than I. I now, thanks to you, embrace my feelings as a gift of caring. After twenty years or so you have ‘released me’. I am grateful. It is now ok. Thank you. I am indeed a fortunate lady.”

A.M. Totnes

“Your presentation of this message is exceptional. I do sincerely hope to get to another of your meetings soon.”

T.H. Nottingham

“James expertly facilitated a safe, loving space where fear could be welcomed in and embraced. Like a deft archer waiting for a chink in your armour, he fires an arrow of love that will open your heart and expose your true nature of love and joy.”

M.E. Hertfordshire

“Working closely with a guide who knows the territory, who can understand where we are on the journey, who meets us and sees us as we really are and reflects that back to us, is a rare and precious opportunity I feel. James is that very guide.”

J.B. Buckfastleigh

“Hi James. It was a joy being with you. You reminded us that not only is God in the wallpaper, but that all we are – that all this is – is love. I had literally just done a 7 day retreat in which spirit was felt, encouraged and evoked through ecstatic dance, dynamic meditation, loving physical touch and emotional catharsis in psychodramas related to one's issues. Loads of things. But God's love felt as One in the flowers, chairs, people, street, cars, birds outside only occurred as a sweet, pure, immanent, recurring, unending gift in your group through chatting.”

T.K. Oxfordshire

“thankyou james for holding such a lovely space
it is pure cocoa for the heart
melting and warm and yummy
precious precious precious”

T.L. Devon

“Dear James. Thank you so much again for the amazing events in Findhorn. It was the deepest, most profound workshop I have ever been to.”

M.H. Forres

“Thank you for the meetings James. I find that I always have benefit from coming in many different ways. It’s fascinating, challenging and absolutely right for me – I feel better and better all the time, on all levels.”

S.W. Bickington

“Your authentic being and the risk of vulnerability YOU took invited me and created a response in me and IT unfolded. This happened on a deep level, a level so much deeper than the conversation was on. The most stunning thing is that it happened without any effort from my part. This shift has had a huge effect on my relationships, enrichening them immensely.”

F.E. Italy

“Thank you for a wonderful retreat and providing valuable tools which I am finding immensely useful. As someone who has been around the block a few times I feel the precise psychological/developmental stages work you do is profound, and a valuable piece that has been missing.”

R.O. London

“Hi James. It has been a real pleasure having you with us and a great blessing for us all. You have changed my life!”

K.T. Forres

“I am a different person since working with James: More real, more loving, more open, more joyous, and certainly much more alive! People remark on it.”

J.B. Devon

“Just went to my first ever Satang! It was amazing. I think James Eaton is an alien! You blew my mind. I’ve never felt so present and free. The truth shall set you free, experienced as an experience. The boundaries of reality literally melted! With no psychedelics or drugs of any kind, just consciousness given space and relaxation to be. I have never experienced a human being so at peace and emanating such Love. What a beautiful soul. Thank you :)”

S.B. Bristol

“Dear James. Thank you very much for doing your meetings. They are always such a blessing for me. And I find your responses very helpful in my life.”

R.C. Cullompton

“Something on a very, very deep level has changed in my life. I was amazed at the way you looked at every one of us, unfolding a gentleness and intimacy which I had never before experienced. Many times I felt that the presence of your being opened a door in which I could just walk in and be immersed in a universe of Love.”

F.E. Italy

“Be warned: the truth of James’s teaching is both irrefutable and irresistible.”

L.J. Devon

“After many years of seeking I felt stuck, depressed and frustrated yet unable to articulate what was going on. And then came the retreat. Those unhurried hours conversing with you over the weekend brought insights, peace and moments of clarity. With gentleness you encouraged us to speak, to find the words, to unpick our misconceptions. The laughter that often happened in the meetings made us joyful and yet with humanity and patience you helped us to investigate deeply. Always your clarity returned us uncompromisingly to who we really are. What a privilege this weekend has been.”

L.W. Gloucestershire

Skype Sessions

If you wish to attend an event but live too far away you can book a private meeting with James on Skype. Please send us your preferred date and time (GMT) along with any other requirements by filling in the form.

Sessions are charged at £50 per hour. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of payment (go here to make payment)

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N.B. For cancellations we require at least 24hrs notice, otherwise you will be charged the full amount.

“Would Skype be as effective as a face to face meeting? I asked myself this question before booking a session with James. The answer is a resounding Yes. Skype allows for a real intimacy that is quickly established. The whole time is “personal” quality time. The discussion can be focussed on the points that you need clarifying. And all from the comfort of your own home.”

P.H., Sutton Coldfield

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“Thanks for a valuable two hour Skype session. It was helpful and at times illuminating to have you point out the naturalness and simplicity of what we truly are as opposed to who we think we are. Your gentle but firm approach helped me see more clearly into the nature of thought and many times I could not but help laugh at the traps I can get into. To see more clearly like this is very helpful.”

M.D., Brisbane, Australia

“Thanks for the Skype meeting today James. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to engage in this enquiry using it. There seemed to be no distance : ) . Definitely would recommend it to people as a great way to meet”

S.M., Bristol

“Meeting James in a private session was extremely meaningful for me as his words clearly pointed to what I was looking for - my self. The main exchange though happened while looking into each other's eyes - an opening, a recognition, a silent knowing 'this is it'.”

H.Z., Netherlands

One to One Meetings

If you have questions you would like to discuss privately with James you can book a one to one meeting. Sessions normally take place at the Quaker Meeting House in Totnes, Devon Map however if there is a group of people requesting one to ones James can travel to you.

To book your session fill in the form offering your preferred date and time (GMT) along with any other requirements.

Sessions are charged at £50 per hour. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of payment (go here to make payment)

N.B. For cancellations we require at least 24hrs notice, otherwise you will be charged the full amount.

“Meeting James in a private session was extremely meaningful for me as his words clearly pointed to what I was looking for – my self. The main exchange though happened while looking into each other’s eyes – an opening, a recognition, a silent knowing ‘this is it’.”

H.Z., Netherlands

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“Dear James, a big thank you for the session... my intense seeker seems to mostly have gone walkabout and replaced by a light, very happy enjoyer. This morning instead of listening to spiritual stuff I did some pottery. And yesterday my husband and I had a wonderful time sharing and celebrating this beautiful adventure. Thank you for being such a good friend and guide.”

J.B. Buckfastleigh

“James is the embodiment of open heartedness (love) and open mindedness (spaciousness) and in our one to one session this presence began also to resonate in me, to the point that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt who I really was. What greater gift could one receive in life. Thank you James”

P.G. Totnes