J. Stewart Dixon is an unorthodox nondual-advaita-zen spiritual awakening teacher and founder of Blue Collar Enlightenment. Born in 1969 J. Stewart began his spiritual search at the age of eighteen, urged on by a general sense of unhappiness, depression and an impulse that something was missing from his life. He passionately and actively continued searching (via numerous paths and dozens of teachers) until the age of forty-one, when while reading a nondual awakening article online, he fell into what is commonly reported as awakening and his search ended. Shortly thereafter he began writing and teaching.
Blue Collar Enlightenment blossomed out J. Stewart’s life as a spiritual seeker, finder and teacher. He teaches based on his direct experience of awakening, twenty-nine years of interaction with numerous nondual-advaita-zen-unorthodox teachers, his ongoing education / certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR- a neuroscientic approach to self-inquiry & meditation) and a degree in communications/engineering from Syracuse University. He has been interviewed by Rick Archer on Buddha at the Gas Pump, is the meditation editor of the mind/body/spirit blog All Things Healing, was a board member of Sevenoaks Retreat Center (a non-denominational spiritual retreat center in Madison, VA) and is the owner/founder of a communications business called Charlottesville Audio Visual Services. His first book 21 Days, A Guide for Spiritual Beginners (2011, PIE Publishing / Amazon) continues to help spiritual awakening seekers worldwide become spiritual awakening finders.
He currently lives in central Virginia with his wife Elisabeth and son Jeremy. When he’s not teaching Jeff enjoys fly-fishing, kayaking, table tennis, in-line skating, abstract painting, and music of all sorts.