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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: The purpose of our work is to rid humanity of the fear of life, one person at a time.

Results: In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people who have tried our method, have gone though the recovery process, and are now living their lives with sanity and self-reliance. There are many reports available on our website and discussion forums. https://www.justonelook.org/testimonials.php https://www.justonelook.org/forum/

Target demographics: people find peace, sanity and satisfaction in life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people around the world

Geographic areas served: international

Programs: video webinars, private sessions, discussion forums, email help line, on-demand video channel, blog and podcast.

Community Stories

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

John and carla managed to boil down and articulate the essence of getting in contact with who we are in the simplest possible way. That act,supported by the deliberate movement of our attention to actually what we want to look at and the realisation that we can do so,has helped me appreciate life more. They both work tirelessly at their mission of spreading these discoveries,despite no longer fitting into the spiritual niche where it would be easier to make a living with the others. Thanks once again.

Niklas

Donor

Rating: 5

The Just One Look Method is a life saving message. It was for me. The Just One Look Foundation offers there method free of charge and available for all. So just try it..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Take the chance to free yourself from the fear of life. Psychological fear is not a natural part of the human mind. Try the Just One Look Method and be amazed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

John and Carla are so heartful and authentic, and have worked nonstop to help everyone willing to listen, the most distilled and simple way to come back to our natural state. Thank you two

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John & Carla have one of the clearest methods for "looking in" at your own self, and showing how all the other stuff/neurosis eventually falls away from the lack of attention (where attention is the food of all the other stuff/neurosis). They run their foundation with integrity, and are bringing an incredible service to humanity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

John and Carla are very loving and a pleasure to work with. It's an open secret that they don't peddle their wisdom from a pedestal. Before it made its way into their books, it had gone through many people's minds to make sure, everything is down to earth and easily comprehensible. And, as a volunteer, I can experience that first hand.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After 25 years of living with the sense of being trapped in this life and not being able to get away from it, in 2011 I happened upon this work, and it seems like it is the only one producing any lasting change in my case. My negative thoughts are losing air time, as they are getting more and more counter-balanced by an undeniable sense of accomplishment. Due to the lightness I now feel I have not put much effort into learning the new follow-up approach called Self-Directed Attention yet, but even so, the progress I made is staggering.

roed

Volunteer

Rating: 5

John and Carla keeps delivering their brilliant and clear message with the power to change the world, to the world, for free. You must check it out if you haven't!

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Donor

Rating: 5

If you do not already know of the method that is found here, don't wait any longer. Look at yourself, and discover for yourself the true and honest beauty with being a human being. This is for everybody. If you are planning to give money you couldn't find a better recipient than John and Carla Sherman! I recommend it because I know myself how grand their project is, in every possible way, and the money they raise, I know for a fact is helping people everywhere.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

John Sherman has really boiled down his message over the years to something simple and essential that is practical and reasonable. He has reflected thoughtfully on what he what trying to communicate and has seemed to come to something that is at the core of the missing link between myself and life - and it is us.

Carla Sherman has worked tirelessly non stop over the years to bring this articulate and circulate their message, helping to release it on various platforms through her computer experience and great sense of openness.

For them, being non-profit is important because as they say 'this message is for everyone.' They have had their struggles financially to back this up, and have been experimenting to find a balance, in the sometimes confusing give-receive actions of humanity.

Hearing and getting their message, then doing the act of inward turning to myself, and then hearing the emphasis on focused attention, has impacted my life on a deep level that is felt subtly through all of my living. The best way i can articulate this is that the gap between me and my life disappeared. it's that simple.

*Photo is at time of writing, whilst making soup and garlic bread for my partner and son.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The beauty of this technique is that it's simple and anyone can do it. With patience, commitment and a willingness to follow through on the simple technique, the payoff works. My anxiety levels have moved to the background and often are completely gone. Due to this I can often bring my attention to the spaciousness of peace and joy. The everyday emotions of life pass through like a spring shower instead of gripping my innards without seeming to let go.

I gave up on my fruitless spiritual teacher search because this technique gives me much of what I was searching for. I still do my yoga, meditation, and prayer practices, but as a way to enhance the joy and peace in my life instead of a desperate bid to create those things.

I strongly recommend this technique for anyone who is struggling with their emotions or their life... or anyone who has been searching for that elusive spiritual high which always seems to fade away.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I support a number of nonprofits but this one is my favorite. It is very obvious John and Carla are not in this to line their own pockets- just the opposite. They live on a shoestring in order to bring us all a simple technique to improve our lives and end much of the suffering and fear that deeply underlies the human condition. They tirelessly work to repeatedly and patiently teach their powerful but very simple, focused practice. Thank you John and Carla!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The looking at oneself that John and Carla Sherman are offering seems simple yet has the potential to bring about a new world, sane and free from the fear of life. It has personally helped me enormously.

1 Steve S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon John's work while looking for a way to rid myself of an undercurrent of anxiety that seemed to have been with me all my life. John's simple instruction directed my attention to me. Now I'm me (that experiences anxiety from time to time) rather than an anxious person. This was the only change I needed to make.

2 Geoffrey L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was "bitten" by the spiritual quest bug during my sophomore year of high school (about 1965). After chasing all sorts of stories and intensively investigating/experimenting with a number of meditation techniques I was pretty clear about what doesn't work! I also did feel that I had made quite a bit of progress but was still unfulfilled and seeking. John and Carla Sherman have distilled the essence of what is needed. Their approach is the clearest, most user friendly set of instructions I have ever heard. Their actual "technique" works like magic to clarify life and eliminate suffering. And THEY GIVE IT ALL AWAY FOR FREE! That is one of the most deeply compassionate, ongoing acts I have ever seen. I would urge any person to give it a try. It is self-validating. Within a few minutes you will know that this is the real deal and will transform every aspect of your life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been suffering from a chronic illness that greatly impairs my ability to do many things... including meditate. John Sherman gave me some quick "easy" pointers that are within my capacities and have served me immeasurably and helped me keep my heart and spirit open and thriving during some years of painful experiences. These teachings have so much to offer humanity at a troubling time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The dedication of this couple, John and Carla is astounding! Having been a seeker for years, I am so happy to have found them. They seem to have the simplest but most profound teaching. I truly recommend putting aside everything you've read and heard and instead follow this teaching to look at yourself.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John and Carla are the most dedicated, sincere, generous, kind people I've ever met. The work they offer is simple yet profound. It can bring about a peace of mind that most people long for.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved in seeking/healing endeavors for a number of years. Out of everything I studied, very, very few things gave any practical benefit in daily life. Out of all of them, JOL has been making the most difference in my life. It has all the elements combined that I always looked for that would make a success teaching. After all my experiences, I feel JOL could be revolutionary in creating much less suffering in peoples' live. I recommend it highly!

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Donor

Rating: 5

John and Carla are totally devoted to helping others find unshakable peace of mind .

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To those who have lost faith in politics & relegion ,John offers a direct experience into the true nature of suffering, and offers us all a important key that unlocks the deep mystery,of how to once and for all to'' free oneself'' from the eternal fear & fustratation of human exsistance. In my own case ..this sharing has helped me become more self reliant in discovering the true nature behind many of my personal' problems. I recommend that anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of life ..take a 'look' at whats going on here and join in Johns weekly conversatations !

2 Nancy260

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

John and Carla offer a simple solution to the fears existing in every human, especially with the state of our planet today.. Their genuine passion and hard work make this approach a remarkable gift to those who happen upon their wise teachings! Thanks John and Carla!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John and Carla operate from the heart with a genuine goal to help mankind. The simple act of looking helps people to decide where to focus their attention; thus clearing their mind from the usual clutter of modern times. Thanks for your hard work and caring. xo Love you, Nancy

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John and Carla Sherman have discovered a solution to humanity's misery and fear that's so simple it's hard to believe...hard to believe until you try it, that is. After nearly 5 decades of searching for a solution to my many problems and finding very little real help, a friend introduced me to the Sherman's Just One Look, a two-part method that anyone can do, regardless of your personal beliefs. I've only been involved in JOL for around 10 months, but already there have been profound changes in me--the way I view life, how I deal with things, and so on. Although I'm 76 years old, I've gained greater maturity, and no longer react to situations in the neurotic, fearful way I used to. In fact, the underlying sense of fear and uneasiness that has accompanied me for as long as I can remember, is completely gone.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have known John & Carla for a few years now. John has always brought forward a peaceful aura. Which makes you feel and think about the things we all hold in. To give us the incite to move forward to over come the things holding us back. We wish them nothing but the best in there journey to help all of us.

Thx Bruce & Debbie

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John and Carla Sherman and the River Ganga Foundation provide an important public service by aiding the development of peace in each individual soul and thereby increasing peace in the world at large. On the Just One Look website they offer teachings through online events, essays, videos, audios, and books. Much of the work is free of charge. John also teaches at live events and his talks can be found on You Tube. I have found his teachings unique and very helpful, as have so many others. This organization truly merits support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

River Ganga with John and Carla made me realize that my efforts to become what I thought I should be, is a lousy strategy that will never really pay off. Their suggestion for a strategy to become satisfied with life as it is, is simple and possible to perform. And it works, don't worry about that. Just try.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The River Ganga Foundation is making John Shermans work for humanity possible. John has developed a deeply unique and profound understanding of why we humans end up creating such a heavy mess out of this wonderfull world that we live on. The understanding he is working to convey to us all, is ahead of the paradigms that underlies all the misery that we have been creating up to this day. Based on this understanding he has introduced a simple medicine that will change the foundation for our selfdestructive behavior. This medicine, whic is a specific and concrete act, is simple, free and available right where you are. And in my own experience, it works. It is of the greatest importance to all of humanity that John Shermans message is brought out for everyone to hear.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was through John and Carla's work that I was able, finally, to find the key to a door I'd been banging on for a lifetime. Their clear and direct proposition is easy to digest, and makes all the difference.
I will always be grateful for what John and Carla offer, and for their tireless striving to bring this simple and powerful message to the world. so that as many people as possible may watch fear and suffering drop away from their lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have followed John and Carla's work for more than 15 years. During this time, they have been relentless in offering themselves to announce to all what brings peace and happiness to anyone. Just one look, just turn the attention inwardly, and the result is an almost magical transformation to what sages have taught for millennia. Suffer no more, the kingdom is truly within. All thanks to them for their devotion to what is true.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

John's approach to life is a unique (and really the only) way to see for yourshelf the truth and break the spell of "life". This is what happened in my case and my wife's too. John showed us, in the simplest and most natural way, how to look at ourselves and indeed through the deceiving surface of our personas. After a confusing period into the void, the personas, the persones, me and my wife are still here, joyful, playful, totally human and totally free. Our human nature are not a prison anymore; it's a toy, a miracle, a board on which we surf onto the waves of the unknown! John and Carla are devoted to get people free and through Riverganga they share to all of us their teaching and friendship.
Thank you both,
George & Evelina

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John and Carla Sherman suggest that life may be presently lived in a "context" of fear. They say this "context" is obviated in a simple act of "looking at me". This friendly recommendation for me earns my gratitude with lifelong financial support for their continued efforts.

2 Ericstyr

Client Served

Rating: 5

The simple teaching giving by John Sherman turns a light unto what you really are in a very direct manner . Whether it's an end of something or the beginning of some thing else , this is really worth giving a try , the consequence being far greater from what you could possibly imagine !

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Client Served

Rating: 4

A wonderful work this organization is doing ... John and Carla took me out of a very difficult situation . Still haven't gone all the way but life is a bit easier .

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so grateful that a friend told me about John Sherman. His words of wisdom in their depthful simplicity are a great help in getting through these most difficult times.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since watching John's videos and reading the basic philosophy behind his work my life has changed dramatically. What on the surface may seem inconsequential, I found that doing the suggested inner work opened up a way for me to become more myself - if that makes any sense. I love this work. It is so basic. So logical. And I recommend it to everyone.
thanks John and your team.
Brad Aubrey

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Client Served

Rating: 5

John and Carla have selflessly pointed towards the benefits of simply looking within, to observe what it is to Be. To see that this is one thing that is always available, regardless of one's life situation. Simply looking, and finding Peace and tranquillity in this moment. Many thanks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Life altering. This is a website that transformed my life. The people behind it are the most selfless , genuine and generous people. They have worked so hard to keep this work afloat and freely available to all. They deserve all the help they can get, because 'the looking' could change the world ! As a mental health professional myself, I highly recommend that everyone do the looking.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This simple act will change your life, for good. Period

2 Byrd R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

River Ganga provides a unique service toward helping create a better world. I live in Denmark and follow the River ganga foundation for many years. The advice and guidance one can find here is life saving for anyone who finds themselves at the edge of a cliff with no where to go.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I once read that the root cause of all human suffering, misery, aggression, hatred and self-betrayal is a false belief about what I am. The only solution for this problem is the truth. This was an early statement in the young days of Just One Look. The message has been refined and sharpened over the years to focus on the solution. This invitation to look needs to be made available to everyone. If you are reading this, then there is looking, it's very possible that what's looking is what you are looking for, but you need to look for yourself.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IN THIS WORLD, WHERE FEAR AND ANXIETY SEEM TO BE ACTIVE AT EVERY LEVEL - FROM THE RELATIONSHIP TO ONESELF, AS WELL AS TO THE WORLD, JOHN AND CARLA HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY, OFTEN AT THE EDGE OF GOING BROKE (REALLY,) TO BRING THEIR SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND MESSAGE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
PERSONALLY, AFTER SEARCHING FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR MANY DECADES, THEY SHOWED ME A DOOR TO FINDING THE PEACE AND HAPPINESS I ALREADY AM. THE SLOW CHANGE FROM SEEKING TO FINDING, AND THE GRATITUDE FOR FINDING THIS "DOOR" CANNOT BE EXPRESSED IN WORDS.
IF ANY WORK DESERVES SUPPORT - THIS IS IT!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The just one look was a important part of my journey.

It should be available for all of us, so others can benefit too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The work of John and Carla should be heard by everyone, as it really is the only solution to the misery of folks worldwide. If it worked for me, it works for everyone!

3 Radu V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful work ! I much appreciate your efforts and my understanding of the whole process of meditation got deepened.

with metta

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While the method provided by Carla and John does not only sound simple, but it also turns out to be very easy to understand and put into practise, it is powerful and profound.

In most "modern" spiritual practices we find emphasis on so-called self-inquiry.
But many people are confused on "how to do it". Here is the method provided by the RiverGanga Foundation one of the most powerful tools to be found. Easy to understand and easy to "be done", one is instantly put in the place of becoming aware of one's self.
Of course, the mind dismisses it in the same split-second, because there is nothing there. To be precise, there is no-thing there, which is simply not graspable by the mind.

Whether done only once or more often, coming into direct contact with one's self does have an impact. When and how it then leads to liberation seems to be highly individual, but that is due to the body-mind having to adopt slowly to the new frequency of being.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been helping River Ganga out for about a couple of years with social media advertising, while also getting timely support from John and Carla as I navigated through the toughest spells of my "post-look" recovery period, which, fingers crossed, seems to be behind me now. Their method really works (I've been off antidepressants for a year now, with increased effectiveness in making important life decisions), and we really need to spread their message fast!

-Paul

3 Antony I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started doing the Looking about 2 1/2 years ago. I remember a day when I felt something happen to the whole structure upon which my psychological life had been built. It seemed to vanish. I was left just lying on my bed laughing. It was like a burden had been lifted, the whole burden of one’s personal story, though it can only be described looking back as there was no idea that anything had happened at all. I seem to be contradicting myself here but it’s all very difficult to express. Since then I feel my life “rebuilding” itself in some way without the old ground of anxiety which had always been a sort of background noise to life.

John describes this recovery best and I can but confirm what he says here. I know that my life is free of the constant vigilance I kept against what might touch me in a deep way. I feel grateful for my life including the past I had which in many ways was very rich though I am free of any nostalgia for the past. I would say that life is richer but then it always has been rich. There was never nor is there now any moment that was not full and satisfying. Once that fear was gone life began to expand and become more inclusive. I was heavily into self-help feeling that I was "wrong" somehow, needing to fix myself. It all became very tiresome and this self-involvement led me down some rather destructive roads. I can safely say the quest for a better me is over. I do not seek to idealize myself or others and this makes it easier to get along with people. And there are the ways life has changed which are really beyond words.

I have also left alcohol and sleeping pills behind for good. I remember doctors saying I would never kick the pill habit. All I can say is that the need just fell away. It’s been 2 years since I last had a drink and no desire to start again has returned. I would also wholeheartedly agree with John that life is still to be lived, that it goes on but is now to be lived fully and without the reserve or doubt that plagued me for so long. I look forward to life instead of feeling I had to protect myself from it or avoid it. I still practice the Directed Attention Exercise which I found very helpful in the early stages of this process. I would strongly encourage people to give this very simple act a try. Even if you feel you didn’t or can’t succeed you will see results. I know this from experience.

Thank you John and Carla for all you have done to bring this simple act to our attention.

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Carla Sherman 02/02/2017

Thank you for your report, Antony. We are extremely happy to hear your story.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had no idea what the fear of life meant to me until it finally disappeared and I realized just how fresh and open life could be. By "Looking At Me " I discovered that I am always here always the same regardless of circumstance. Recently this has given me the inner fortitude to face a very real reason to live in fear, that of being a Jew whose relatives went through the holocaust. This process opened a deep well of compassion and reinvigorated my creativity. I am forever grateful to John and Carla for persisting in bringing this wonderful method to all who are willing to try it. Helen Waterhouse

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Donor

Rating: 5

Since I finally recognised that I was without the fear of life my life has utterly change from hesitation and discomfort to joyfully and simply living. And this has come from the simple act of Looking AT ME that John describes. John and Carla live to share this understanding which is so remarkable successful for everyone who tries it.
I have listened to John speak since he began his work and the most remarkable thing is that he has shared his evolving understanding with us as it happened. He and Carla live just on what ever we can spare to keep this work going. It is abundantly clear that reaching as many people as possible is the motive for continuing this work.
I heartily recommend this work to everyone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit that gives away valuable and potentially life-changing knowledge to the world, at zero cost. I discovered River Ganga Foundation almost a decade ago and have been continually impressed by their great work since then.

7 Josip W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Shermans work is great. It enables people to make the first step toward different and fullfilled living. And amazingly they do it for free.

Help them to carry the sparl into the darkness!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had seen John Sherman almost 20 years ago on video interview with Gangaji, but I was in no way ready to begin the journey, and really did not become fully ready until the death of my wife of 25 years turned my life upside down, and forced me to become more honest with myself, in a way that now seems endless from my present point of view.

I had tried many approaches to self-healing and Self-Realization, but either did myself more harm, or felt hopelessly blocked and stuck. During a state of despair alternating with avoidance, I stumbled on the site justonelook.org. In the few months since I have been applying the practice, my outlook has begun to shift toward hope and the real possibility of recovery. My negative thought patterns do not have the grip on my attention to the degree they did, and I can see slow but steady progress toward what I think John would call "sanity".

I am grateful that both John and Carla are so accessible and giving, and that in spite of old self-defeating habits of mind, I can always find renewed understanding and encouragement on their site. Remorse and grief will no doubt continue to arise, but they will not overwhelm me as before. It's never too late for a 2nd chance.

10 delmogazi

Donor

Rating: 5

Led by founders John and Carla Sherman, the River Ganga Foundation makes available to everyone, free of charge, a simple, direct, and powerful approach to dealing with human fear and suffering. Through their website, discussion forums, and webinars, they have created a highly supportive community through which anyone can learn this approach, ask questions, and engage with others who are doing the same. Despite the fact that thousands of people actively participate in this community, I have found John and Carla to be incredibly responsive and accessible. As a long time spiritual and intellectual "seeker", I have to say that this work is unlike any other I have encountered, and is nothing short of revolutionary.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My life has been gradually changing for the better after the looking. This thing is real, and as it turns out, actually only thing that puts an end to our endless need to fix something in our lives. The anxiety and ptsd symptoms i've had almost for a decade, seems to be dropping away by themselves. so what else there is to say but try it for yourself if you feel that there's more to life!

6 Pierpaolo A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Powerful and simple message. Humble, caring, and transparent people. I am a bit sad that this insight has not spread out to the whole world yet, but hopeful that it will.

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Carla Sherman 02/12/2017

Dear Pierpaolo, it is spreading! And you are one of the people who play a big role in spreading it. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This simply works! John and Carla are doing something for humanity that no one has ever done before: simply re-connect with ourselves, at the beginning with ups and downs, but nevertheless becoming easier and freer from this rampant anxiety that drives us in neurosis or should I say, in stupidities, as John so aptly say. I'm becoming functional at work like I never did before, without so much effort as before and even having fun. This is no small feat: have fun to go to work, being 62 year's old. And even considering taking no retreat or at least stop dreaming to the day that I will at last retire and relax... No need, no need: life goes on and gives me a kick, and I don't worry any more about the future, or very seldom. Life is becoming an adventure, not a burden with me 'having to see to it' and worry about it. No more of this. And it is only since June 2015 that I really start to look at myself, and I can already testify that it works. Besides, I always wanted to 'get back to myself' but not knowing what this meant. Anyway, I keep giving a small donation each month to John and Carla, hoping this will help to keep them afloat and continue their extraordinary work!
Danielle, from Province of Quebec, Canada

15 Peter Sidney D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi there, I am here to promote John and Carla Sherman’s work. Both of these people have won my heart until forever. I owe them both so much.

I am a Vietnam vet, and for years I suffered from PTSD. I tried everyway of getting better but to no avail. I was angry, and hateful. I dreaded life and took it out on the whole world. My wife and children had, had just about enough of me, and I could see that my marriage soon would disintegrate into shards. I was told by repatriation doctors that the kind of PTSD we diggers get is incurable. But I had to do something as the fear of life was eating into me, as well is into others.

Then one day I discovered John, and his wife on the net. Now, I had tried everything to get rid of this nonsense but to no avail. I read what john had to say in 2008 and straight away I was interested. He had a different angle on things than the others I had read. He told me ‘Just look at yourself’ which sounded quite crazy, but he had got my attention for some reason [Perhaps because I have always loved original ideas] So I started looking at myself; that was seven years ago, and I do it twice a day and always will. Within weeks I noticed a difference, but most of the changes come slowly and one does not notice then until he looks back at life. My personality has now changed completely. Instead of angry irritable and filled with fear, and hatred, I have an almost immovable smile on my face, and my heart is totally filled with joy. I think that my constant singing might get on some folks nerves, but I cannot help myself. To me every day is beautiful and I really do get high on life. All of this I owe to John and his lovely wife, Carla. Please readers take note of what I have written and give the looking a go. I could not be more sincere and honest if I tried. Thank you John and Carla. I owe you big time.

Peter Duggan from Australia

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did the looking several years ago and I must say the effects never cease to amaze me. There are so many facets of my personality that were formed and solidified due to the fear of life that it has taken a long time for many of these traits to fall away ..depression ,anxiety finally gone.From the first look at myself I felt I was now in the drivers seat ..its like I was handed my life back now it was up to me. Its not like someone telling you 'take responsibility' or how life should be without all these bothersome thoughts and emotions. In fact John and Carla have been immensely helpful along the way sharing their own experiences during the recovery period however never interfering with my individual process . Their advice over and over is simply to look at yourself and if you feel to share your experiences in the forum as a way to support each other.Their observation that we only have control over where we place our attention is a powerful help as I go along and immediately verifiable to anyone trying it. LIfe is a mystery for sure but this work exposes a practical truth with no spiritual elaboration..you are here and you can fully engage in your life without fear . Worked for me !

12 Tej K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my opinion and going by just the actual results that I have experienced in my day-to-day life, this Nonprofit organization should be on top of all the ones we have on this planet!. We have a large number of Nonprofit organizations and they do contribute to some well being or aspect of the people in some way on the physical level. However, the biggest problem is the suffering, misery, conflict, anxiety, fear etc. that reside in our minds and thereby influences how we perceive our life and live it. What this organization run by John and Carla is teaching and showing the way how we can get rid of all that and live a happy satisfactory and free form fear life that changes how we perceive everything else. What else is there to say? They provide very practical advise and methods that cab be followed to get there. I hope and wish everyone in the world gets a chance to hear about it and try it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John Sherman manages to convey in a direct simple manner the simple act of inward looking that eradicates all fear misery aggression hatred etc.. from ones life. In later years he had divested himself of all spiritual and esoteric terminology to make this simple teaching accessible to all that hear it. It is a great blessing and hope for humanity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

100% impecccable people, 100% simple message, 100% helpful advice

15 Tim_66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've watched many hours of john Sherman on u-tube - have always found him lucid and unpretentious.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The message of the organization made a lot of sense out of something i couldn't grasp for quite some time, just by spending a few moments reading and listening. A great investment in yourself and your environment.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John & Carla will tell you all you need to know, and why you don't even need to know it!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We can't go wrong with charities like the RiverGanga Foundation. Thanks for your wide reach into diverse populations over the years.

9 Keith7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.