Tom Thompson was so instrumental in guiding me in the right direction, not only with my life but with my business, that I booked on-going weekly sessions with him for my staff. Each of the people who worked with me, met with Tom in private sessions on a rotating schedule. There is no question that it helped them, which greatly improved the performance and the overall working environment within my company.
It’s rare to find someone who has the abilities, knowledge, background, and most of all, the right state of being to be able to help so expertly just by pointing the way. He has been, and still is, a huge factor in my success on many, many levels — Tom Scheve, EquiInternational Inc., Developer and Designer of EquiSpirit Trailers, Author
The Awakened Heart Center is a very rare center that offers valuable tools to those who would like to improve the quality of their lives and offers guidance to those who would like to move beyond the world of form and mind and deepen their spiritual essence. Unconditional love, true community and spiritual energy abound. I can personally attest to the miracle of personal transformation that I have realized as a result of my participation at The Awakened Heart Center. Wisdom, spiritual grace, guidance and support allow for one to have the opportunity to transcend their limited awareness and realize their true nature. The greatest gift of all! — Susan Scheifley
As a student of Tom's I've learned to call meditation an attention to God, the Universe, and /or the All. As we have learned labels don't matter, silence does. So as I sit to quietness I also sit to be with the greater power, with gratitude, and peaceful joy. Simply said, meditation makes life better. Examples, I've found the marketplace of commonness and belonging to the all. I've found the magic of being with rather than apart as in judging, intellectualizing, and confronting (or I try my best). Oh, and by the way, I've written and published a well received book! Couldn't have done this without the guidance and awakening offered by Tom. — Jane McClaren
Tom Thompson is not only an excellent teacher but an authentic American yogi, teaching a powerful synthesis of traditional techniques while maintaining the discipline of his own daily solid practice of meditation and yoga. The Awakened Heart Center, created by Tom and Bonnie Thompson, is a powerful place for personal transformation. The workshops I have taught there are tremendously enhanced by the energy and solid work they have invested in the center over the last 15 years. I love to teach there! — Layne Redmond, author, composer, teacher and musician
The Awakened Heart Center for Conscious Living is not a school for self-improvement or a spiritual pit stop for weary seekers. It’s a place where you can call off the search for whatever it is you think you’ve lost — your religion, your faith, your innocence, your peace of mind, your happiness — and discover what can’t be lost.
When I first came to TAHC to learn to meditate, Tom didn’t give me what I thought I wanted. He didn’t offer a set of rituals to replace the religion I had outgrown. He didn’t encourage me to seek out spiritual experiences that would make me feel special. Instead, Tom showed, clearly and with great compassion, that I needed nothing to be complete.
Tom doesn’t wear the costume of a holy man, nor does he put on the airs of a spiritual superior. But as a teacher of conscious living, he is unsurpassed. Tom welcomes everyone, just as they are. If you accept his invitation to come inside and have a look — really have a look, with open eyes and an innocent heart — you may be surprised to discover that you’re not what you think. You’re much less, and much more. All I can say, after three years of attending satsang with Tom, is that my head is empty but my heart is full. — Jay Griffin
The difficulty in writing a testimonial for Tom Thompson is how deeply personal my experiences with him have been. For me this isn’t a “sound bite.” Tom is a clear voice offering practical techniques for dealing with personal issues. And there is a silent weight to his compassion that has forever changed everything about me. — Ray Owen