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Causes: Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: We work to make one simple insight into the root cause of all purely mental misery and one simple act of inward looking that reliably eliminates that cause available to all human beings everywhere.

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/community/testimonials.html https://www.justonelook.org/community/forums/

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, public talks, workshops and intensives, private conversations, discussion forums, online help line, blog and podcast.

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

1

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!

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 !

1 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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1 Niklas

Donor

Rating: 5

If you ever had problems with anxiety and/or depression, or if thoughts and feelings dominates your life in a negative way, don’t hesitate to try the Just One Look Method.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In these times it is not easy to decide where your donation should go. The needs in the world is massive and so is the requests for donation's from great work being done in different areas around the world. I wish I had the financial possibility to say yes to every request for donation and support many of the great initiativs out there.

But I dont have that financial possibility. And I have had to decide for my self where my money is best spent and where they, in the long run, makes the biggest impact for as many as possible. And there is a couple of central reasons to why The River Ganga Foundation did become that place for me to donate too. Reasons that are very much linked to me personally.

The River Ganga Foundations main work is to spread a method related to mental health called The Just One Look Method. That method destroyed for me a kind of general mental misery that I wasn't aware of that I had until it was gone. And I saw that that mental misery had been the cause for much of my life´s suffering. A suffering that I presumed was a natural part of being alive as a human being. I eventually also come to see that this general mental misery was the main cause for much of other peoples suffering and craziness too. The process of "mental recovery" finally resulted in the insight that the suffering in the world is actually nothing but the suffering in the minds of many.

My conclusion is therefore that The Just One Look Method supported by The River Ganga Foundation goes to the root of the human problem and heals it for good. My donation therefore goes to support that no new suffering is created, rather than trying to fix everything that our collective craziness has created. And I see it as a privilege to be able to be helpful in this way. To see the true nature of human suffering and also get the chance to do something about it that actually works.

Niklas L. Hanson

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3 roed

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

I first heard about Carla and John's simple method "Just One Look" about two years ago, and I am now completely certain that it works. Before "looking" I was always focusing on negative thoughts and how difficult and depressing everything is. Now I more or less automatically focus on what's decent and beautiful in life instead. And it really makes all the difference! Outwards I am more happy and constructive, and inwards there is more meaning and joy to everything - even the bad parts. It's like Carla and John gave me a key to my own life and I am forever grateful for their work. Everything they do is free of charge and anyone can try this for themselves. Truly a wonderful non-profit!

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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.