We are Journey. Let us guide you.

Journey was created to share meditation in a way that all people could relate to, wherever they are in life. We believed that if we could create a simple yet powerful technique that could appeal to a large-scale audience, we could change a lot of people’s lives, and perhaps even change the world. So that's what we did.

Journey takes you a step beyond meditation by introducing you to six simple yet powerful Life Lessons. Exploring these lessons allows you to fully integrate the benefits of meditation into your everyday life.

  • Life is about the journey, not just the destination
  • Make yourself a priority
  • Appreciate the little things in life
  • Find your purpose and take action
  • Be kind to yourself and others
  • Make the world a better place

What Makes Journey Unique:

  • We’re designed for anyone and everyone.
  • We combine ancient wisdom and modern science in a powerful streamlined practice.
  • We’re a life enhancement technique, not a religious path.
  • We’re about the right now - the journey, not just the destination.

 

WHY MEDITATE?

Because it works. Harvard said it eases anxiety. Stanford showed it reduces stress. Wake Forest noted that it sharpens focus in just four days. 

Here's how it happens: you focus your thoughts on one thing - in Journey we use the breath - and when your mind wanders (it will, and that’s okay) you notice and gently bring your attention back to your breath. It doesn't matter how many times your mind wanders; all that matters is when you notice, you gently bring your focus back.  That refocusing is like a push-up for your brain. Soon, you’ll be able to notice unproductive thoughts and shift your awareness toward whatever it is you want.  Over time you become more familiar with your thoughts and yourself, leading to greater calm, clarity, and peace of mind.  If you haven't already, now is your time to get started. 

 

LEADERSHIP

STEPHEN SOKOLER, FOUNDER & CEO

Stephen spent years in the business sector, founding and running companies, including Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. After years of personal practice, Stephen recognized that meditation needed to be shared with the world in a more approachable, accessible way. In 2015, Stephen founded Journey Meditation with a simple but powerful goal: help people live happier lives with greater clarity and peace of mind.

DAVID NICHTERN, SENIOR MEDITATION TEACHER

David Nichtern is a 40-year senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage - a tradition that offers a contemporary approach to meditation with the practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. He began his journey as one of the first American students of master teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has gone on to serve as co-director of the Shambhala Center and Karme Choling Meditation Center. He is a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee.

ADVISORS

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SHARON SALZBERG, MEDITATION EXPERT

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving kindness, and her new book, Real Love.

JAMES R. DOTY, MD, FACS, FICS, FAANS, COMPASSION EXPERT

James R. Doty, MD is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the moral, social and neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Dr. Doty is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Understand the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart that has now been translated into 24 languages.

JUDSON BREWER, MD, PhD, MINDFULNESS EXPERT

Dr. Judson Brewer is the Director of Research and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Brewer founded Claritas Mind Sciences, which includes the health eating app, Eat Right Now.

DAVID VAGO, PhD, NEUROSCIENCE EXPERT

David Vago is Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Integrative Medicine Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also a Research Associate in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vago is a leader in the emerging field of contemplative neuroscience and uses mixed research methods to answer today’s important questions.

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TAL BEN-SHAHAR, PhD, HAPPINESS EXPERT

Tal Ben-Shahar is a best-selling author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations on leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Wholebeing Institute, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.