RiverGanga Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   37 reviews 597

Issues: Human Services

Location: 201 E. Ojai Avenue #1566 Ojai CA 93024 USA

Mission: We work to make one simple insight into the root cause of all human psychological misery and one simple act of inward looking that reliably eliminates that cause available to all human beings everywhere.
Target demographics: everybody around the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people worldwide
Geographic areas served: worldwide
Programs: video webinars, public talks, workshops and intensives, retreats, private conersations, discussion forum, blog and podcast.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 77-0561647
+1 805-649-1600
http://www.riverganga.org
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I was introduced to the John's message, the simple act of looking at one's self, over 15 years ago and it changed my life irrevocably. I have the utmost faith in the importance and relevance, both social and personal, of the work that the RiverGanga Foundation does. John and Carla are sincere, loving and open-hearted people with a time tested method for overcoming the fear and mistrust of life that is the source of our most profound longing for relief. I have been delivered from this, this longing, and am forever indebted to them both.

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Several years ago, I was freely given what I have so desperately needed all my life: Myself! This gift, given me through the work of John and Carla at River Ganga, has not only freed me from an endless and fruitless search for peace, but allowed me the freedom to give of myself to others. I don't know why, or how, what John suggests ("look within") works; only that it does work. Happiness abides in this looking. I unequivocally support River Ganga, and recommend their work to all who seek the truth.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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John and Carlas work has been enormous helpful for me, when nothing else gave any hope. Their message is a deep truth, and I hope many people will have the opportunity to do hear it.

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Just a quick note; I am not a spiritual seeker, per se, but life choices up to now had been less than effective, shall we say. I've had psychotherapy for many years, and in the last six weeks have been seeking a permanent solution through meditation. I couldn't meditate very well due to my heavy thought activity. I chanced on the name John Sherman through a YouTube clip of Eckhart Tolle's, and checked it out. His Just One Look video changed my life. In a matter of minutes, the power of negative thoughts was diminished to the point that I don't get that racing pulse, that churning stomach, that sense of rage in reaction to events big and small that I always had experienced as threatening. Jealousy is reduced to a passing thought. It's a permanent change. My life is different, and much better for me. We need give this experience to as many people as possible. Human angst would be greatly reduced. What's to lose? There's a reason why all the reviews are five stars - it works. Let's get the word out.

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I have been meandered in spiritual circles for quite a while and stumbled upon John and Carla's work in 2008. For a short time, I enthusiastically translated some of John's articles and then cooled off or got distracted by something else... But perhaps this initial looking had a root in myself, and I "rediscovered" them again a few months ago. What I can tell? I think I hadn't had a serious "recovery" phase so far. My life is now as it has always been - ups and downs, accidents and unexpected events, not always pleasant. But, but, but... my relationships with life and people are changing, very incrementally, not dramatically, not overnight, no enlightenment or anything like that. But it is completely different now compared to what it was even a couple of month ago. I don't know how to fully express my deep and genuine gratitude to them both, to what they are doing.

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John and Carla offer a simple and effective means to end human suffering, for anyone with ears to hear it. Stripped of the mystique and romance that accompanies most prescribed roads to freedom, It's almost too simple, and it may be hard to believe that it actually works. But when you listen to John speak, you know that it has worked for him. I believe "the looking" has also created a shift in my own life. Personal anxiety is so missing in my daily experience that I sometimes feel nostalgic about it, which gives way to compassion. I find RiverGanga Foundation's full disclosure of finances quite unique, and refreshingly innocent for this world. They make it very easy to trust that any money donated to them will be put to good use.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have already suggested that they be more bold in their asking for funds, but it's a touchy situation, and sometimes I don't have money to give either, so it's hard to say what works.

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Carla and John are the first who discovered a simple method that can be applied by every human.
If you apply this method you will be free from all psychological misery and you will be able to realise your full potential. This is all anybody could want from life.
And it is free.
I understand that what I write above is hard to believe. So try yourself. It is simple and cannot do any harm. If you followed so far, you will understand why it comes natural to donate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish it grows to reach all people.

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After decades of searching the meaning of life, my life and reading dozens of books if not hundreds, attending seminars, watching videos, going for psychotherapy etc. to get some satisfactory kind of answer, stop mental anguish and enjoy the ride, I finally found John and Carla Sherman who are devoting their lives through the River Ganga Foundation to help us all in getting rid of the fear of life by this very simple act of looking. I am now enjoying my life more and more in spite of difficulties that keep arising as before but they certainly don't have the same impact True peace is at hand and I will always be thankful to John and Carla who are truly supportive in our endeavour. Theymore than certainly deserve your support.Sincerely,

Elizabeth

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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John's looking technique quite simply changed my life. The anxiety, depression shame, and anger I carried around like a backpack is gone. What's left is a growing clarity and curiosity about life.....it's become more adventure than burden.

I don't think there is a sum of money that can cover this rebirth or repay John and Carla. I give what I can with no reservations.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Why should you not support John & Carla Shermans work when they are amongst the very few who have understood the root cause and underlying mechanics of our human suffering and self destructive behavior, and they even have developed a medicine, a simple act, called "the inward looking", that will wash our human mind clean from it´s deadly malfunction, so that we humans can take part in life with all our resources and and be constructive.

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The RiverGanga Foundation is doing a vital work for the human society. Their vision, support and continuous work has changed and continues to change the lives of all those that take their approach to heart.

I consider that they bring beauty and richness in the world. I believe that their projects should be made available more and more. I did and will continue to offer them as much support as I can, since they offered me a way to be satisfied with myself and my life. They showed me the way to be myself, to learn, to grow, to not be afraid of the human life, of the human experience. To experience compassion, to help others find their way.

I believe the RiverGanga Foundation has a role in creating a better world, for each one of us and for all of us together.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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