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IndividualS

“Tobin is the full package!  Spiritual and empowering… all with a soaring, open heart…  a truly masterful man.

I believe Tobin truly has a sixth sense for what is going on within me, and wields tremendous wisdom and compassion to lovingly and powerfully address my soul’s deepest needs. He has the capacity to walk with me into the depths of my emotion and then calls me to rise to my greatest heights!  

He leads with such a pure heart, seeing the magnificent potentials lying dormant within me, and patiently working to help me remove the obstacles that stand in my way.”

Leslie G.

“Tobin is a deep, clear, compassionate and wise teacher/counselor.”

Mark Coleman, Author of Awake in the Wild

“I feel very blessed to have had the Universe lead me to you.”

Kathy K.

“Tobin, you are a dear, true heart- friend that is helping me see and move beyond limited ways of being ~ supporting me to let go of the shore and enter the river!

Thanks again for the rich beautiful gifts ~ for holding space and sharing your insight and clarity. There’s much moving within me… deepening clarity, inspiration, peace…”

Cindy T.

“Tobin~ Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! To have someone like you help me (and so many others) get through this amazing, tough, sweet life has been the biggest gift ever. You’re the best!! Thank you for passing on to me more than I could have hoped for.”

Wayne S.

“I think of you so often, with infinite gratitude and love. Thank you for being my #1 angel, loving me out of my confusion and pain throughout all these years. The phrase “thank you” is totally insufficient, but you already know that.”

Helen A.

“Tobin, I am so grateful for your generosity with your time, your compassion, your gentleness, your understanding. You have masterfully assisted me through some extremely stormy waters of my life’s journey. My heart felt love and appreciation to you.”

Kay R.

“Tobin is a truly gifted healer. He has an ability to see and understand people in a way that cannot be learned, but rather is an innate gift.

Tobin doesn’t mince words. He says things in a direct and honest way and encourages one to confront realities. I highly recommend him to individuals and couples!”

Tanya W.

“Tobin has a gifted ability to sense, understand and work ever so skillfully with people’s unique and individual energies. He uses this as a guide to help people find their true path in life.

John C.

“You are invaluable Tobin. I am so grateful to have you in my life. You are so grounded. I am rarely off kilter and even when I am, I try and hide it, but I know I can totally let go with you and you will not hurt me in any way. You Are The Best!”

Katie J.

“I really wanted to thank you again for everything… Working with you has been the most important time, in terms of personal growth/awareness, that I’ve ever had! I have completely regained hope for a happy future. The best part is that I finally believe that I deserve it.

I don’t know if I ever could have begun to love myself if it hadn’t been for your unconditional care and respect for me… I’ve never had anyone who really saw me, saw everything I could be… you helped me realize that finding peace inside myself is actually possible and very attainable.”

Jan Z.

“Thanks for everything Tobin… I’m really at a loss for words when I feel into how grateful I am for your love, guidance, support, wisdom, compassion, and caring. Why? Because how I feel goes way beyond what words can only begin to describe. However, here is my best shot at attempting to describe in words my deep gratitude:

You are masterful, and I mean that in the truest and fullest sense of the word… Throughout our work together, you have amazed me with your ability to so delicately and precisely attune to exactly what my being is in need of in each moment in this tricky and paradoxical journey of conscious awakening.

You are a ‘true navigator,’ a ‘true guide’… helping me to live my heart’s deep desire for understanding and living truth. And at the same time you help me navigate through the challenging circumstances and situations of everyday life such as relationships, career, finances, etc.

It is clear to me that you have emerged from your own journey with an open and full heart that is ready and willing to serve others in their blossoming, I feel blessed to have experienced working with you, Tobin.’”

Dan K.

“Tobin has given me immeasurable help in transforming my life. Since we began working together, the difference in my life is like night and day. Thank you, Tobin, for your unfailing support, for your integrity, and for your example. There really are no words that could do justice to the depth of gratitude I have for you.”

Heather A.

“Your very real and generous kindness has been sustaining me through some very genuine healing. I thank you for this miracle.”

Susan P.

“My heart is glad for you.

You ease my aching soul.

You show up for me. I never thought that possible of any one.

To my intensity, you say, ‘bring it on.’

To my sorrow, you say,’I am here.’

To my joy, you radiate back.

You see me, all of me.

You are a soul brother, a guide, a teacher, a deep healer.

You have born in me a will to live…

to live deeply and wildly.”

Cynthia N.

“Wow… FABULOUS! Thank you for being you and for holding a sacred space in which I could relax, transform and heal. I am entirely grateful. I’m very impressed. I feel so blessed!”

Ananda D.

“Tobin, thank you…

For the grace and light you have brought into my life…

For your gentle unpresuming wisdom and your gracious generosity…

For your loving, dispassionate witness which has made the space safe to explore my demons…

For allowing my drama, past and present, to play itself out without judgment or condemnation…

For the gift of profound insight, which has shown me the way to my own self-discovery and inner exploration…

For the kindness and sensitivity with which you have shown me the way home…

And finally, and miraculously,

For helping me to love myself.

I hold you forever in my heart with deep affection and respect.”

 

Jean O.

“Hafiz said, ‘Happiness is the great work, though every heart must first become a student to the one who really knows about Love.’ Thank you for being my ‘one who really knows’!”

“You always help me to see how I can be my best, my truest self.” (and therefore a better mom. We both appreciate it very much.)”

Heather A.

“Tobin, thank you for the grace and light you have brought into my life. Thank you for your gentle, unpresuming wisdom and your gracious generosity.

Thank you for the gift of profound insight which has shown me the way to my own inner exploration and self-discovery. THANK YOU for the kindness and sensitivity with which you have shown me the way home!!”

Elenn T.

“With respect and great affection…

For your gentle, gracious compassion for who I have been…

For allowing me into a new Becoming…

And For holding the space for me, giving me a glimpse into my Soul without judgment and in exuberant celebration.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Erika T.

“From the beginning, Tobin helped to bring out my inner spiritual freedom. He offered something that I had never experienced with anyone else ~ what feels to me like a living embodiment of his essential nature, or what I think of as ‘the holy spirit.’

In my first session, I began to catch a glimpse of my higher self, my own divinity. I felt inspired, strengthened, accepted, and affirmed.

In the space of his office, he seems to radiate essential qualities like clarity, love,strength, compassion, and integrity… I feel very safe, and I feel like he is able to see and mirror these qualities in me…

Also, he doesn’t let me get away with anything! He is quick to point out when I am off track ~ either deluding myself or avoiding the depths of my experience with chit-chat. But within the ‘no B.S.’ boundaries, I feel totally held… free to see both the beautiful and the ugly parts of myself, knowing both are honored completely.

Heather A.

“Your work continues to aid my spiritual development and personal growth in powerful ways. Thank you for your constant support, wisdom, and loving kindness. You are a light in my life.”

Carol L.

“Tobin, you have been my light and my salvation, helping me navigate home through the dark places and despair, lighting my path with your divine wisdom, selfless generosity, and gentle guidance. Thank you, thank you, thank you…”

Elana B.

“Tobin, I think of you so often, with infinite gratitude and love. Thank you for being my #1 angel, loving me out of my confusion and pain throughout all these years. The phrase “thank you” is totally insufficient, but you already know that.”

Hope A.

“Thank you for your support and guidance in living my highest self. It is truly an honor to know you and share this sacred work with you. You are beyond inspiring… All my heart and gratitude to you!”

Lindsey B.

“Tobin is a gifted teacher. He embodies deep spiritual practice, and is particularly helpful to those of us looking to incorporate our spiritual selves into our everyday, hectic lives.”

Leanne W.

“Tobin opens the door to the process of living authentically and fully… Miracles are the byproduct of such a life.”

Beth C.

“Tobin is very grounded, spiritual, and wise. He has the ability to deeply understand me and illuminate my life’s path. Each of my sessions leaves me with a sense of rich fulfillment.”

Helen B.

“Tobin, you are a dear, true heart. You are helping me see and move beyond limited ways of being ~ supporting me to let go of the shore and enter the river!

Thanks you for the rich, beautiful gifts ~ for holding space and sharing your insight and clarity. I am finally finding a deepening clarity, inspiration, peace…”

Joyce D.

“Tobin~ Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To have someone like you help me (and so many others) get through this amazing, tough, sweet life has been the biggest gift ever. You’re the best!!

Thank you for passing on to me more than I could have hoped for.”

Lisa N.

“It’s never enough to say thank you for all of your love and support. I think of you as my ‘authenticity midwife’ and continue to appreciate all the ways you’ve helped me grow. THANK YOU (millions and trillions)!!”

Alison W.

“Tobin is an invaluable counselor who provides insight into how mindfulness can be applied in the nitty gritty of our everyday life. I feel gratitude for the having met such am amazing, heartfelt counselor.”

Sarah L.

“If you are fortunate enough to cross paths with Tobin, you will know there are no accidents…

Tobin has a rare ability to be fully present – to listen intently to the spoken word, read the body language, feel the energy, take it all in. With careful consideration, he shares with each of us his wonderful words of wisdom and well-grounded advice that serve to gently nudge us forward, one step at a time, on our individual paths of personal growth and spiritual development.

Always patient, always kind, always there, his guidance is like a beacon of light on a stormy night helping us to navigate the often tricky and unpredictable waters of life.”

Coutney K.

“Thank you for showing up with so much care and integrity and for being a beautiful shinning light in my life.”

Sybille L.

“Tobin, your quiet, gentle wisdom has helped me to know myself better, and your gracious selflessness has held the space in safety and compassion so that life-changing transformation has been able to happen for me. Your kindness and heart energy have truly touched my soul. Thank you.”

Erika L.

“Tobin, it’s hard to put into words what you’ve done for me and how awesome you are, but here’s my best attempt:

You are the most skilled, intuitive and caring counselor I have ever seen. I am constantly amazed at how much you help me, but more importantly, how much you help me help myself. You give me real tools that I can actually use in my everyday life that have allowed me to grow, and to be more liberated and at peace… I truly feel so supported and genuinely cared about by you… Your dedication to helping people find their own truth is amazing.

What can I say? You have helped me more than I can express. what you are doing on this planet is so beautiful and so necessary. Thank you, thank you!!”

Wendy T.

“Spiritual awakening happens when the suffering is the greatest. I may not have survived had it not been for the help and guidance of Tobin.”

Bob G.

“Tobin, thank you… For your loving, gentle wisdom, your gracious generosity, and your gift of profound insight… So many times when I’ve thought of you, I’ve felt like I won the lottery.”

John F.

“Tobin, in you I see so much light, silence, balance, poise, humor, and gentleness. To me, you are a very rare being, put here to bring hope to the living of others. You are a gift.”

Bill B.

“Miracles grow in our meeting. For me, the greatest gift is unconditional Love and Presence. What we’ve shared feels too sacred to talk about but too beautiful not to try. Thank you from my wholeness to yours. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”

Jonathan S.

“Working with Tobin has helped me to quiet the storm of mental distraction and land in the calm of the present moment.”

Chris B.

“I can’t think of anything I’m more grateful for than you. From the first time I met you, you saw my perfection. What a true gift.”

Alex W.

“My experience with Tobin is completely different than with any other therapist or counselor. I actually feel loved by Tobin, and within that love, I feel totally safe and free to go deeply into my issues.”

Brett K.

“A thousand thank you’s for your compassionate wisdom. You are brilliant and deep…”

Jim K.

“How do you express gratitude to a soul for bringing light back into a wounded heart?… My aloneness melts in the light of your generosity. Your spiritual transmission is Technicolor!! You’re loved forever for your graceful gifts.”

Sam C.

“Tobin has been a big part of my spiritual journey. He is one of those teachers that is both grounded and open, clear and compassionate. It has been such a grace to work with him over the years.

Also, working with Tobin has enabled me to be in relationship in a way that was not possible for me in the past. His authenticity and presence has helped me to be authentic and present!

Thank you, Tobin, for your insight and awakened vision.”

Bill K.

“The subtleties at which Tobin works are profound and always a beautiful surprise.”

Paul P.

“Tobin works with wisdom and gentle understanding. His peaceful atmosphere provided the security, confidence, and guidance that I needed to get in touch with my own spirit and start reclaiming my life.”

Fred A.

“Tobin helped me to get back in touch with what my life is really all about!”

Chris O.

“Profound and excellent! Tobin’s approach is real, simple and has cut to the core of what holds me back.”

 

Walter J.

“My work with Tobin has been invaluable to me. Most importantly, he has given me a space to be myself ~ all of myself. He hears my words, and then he hears what is behind the words, and then he senses what is below that which is behind the words. With Tobin, I never have to translate. He gets it. He gets all of it: the good the bad the scary, and the joyful. He has provided me with an opportunity to have all of who I am to be seen and heard. There is no greater gift that one human being can give another.”

Guy J.

“I experience gratitude and am inspired by the transmission, support, warmth that I feel from you and the way of being that you embody. It is straight from the heart, the true heart, the unique heart of truth that is so different for each one of us. I feel deeply seen by you – you welcome the truth of my soul at its depths, transcendent of any method or approach… deeply, truly, genuinely real.

With you, I feel met within my own divinity – so precious, so alive, so essential, and loving. There is such fulfillment in that. And how wonderful that your being radiates outward to serve others, that there is nowhere inside or out that it wants to leave out.”

 

Jeff M.

“I’ve never been helped so deeply by someone, and I’ve never had such profound movement in my sessions as I have with you… And I’ve been seeing therapists since I was about four years old. I really, really appreciate the way you’ve been there for me. I think you are one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. ”

 

Jim J.

“Tobin, your super-approachable and unassuming style are gateways to a gentle charisma and boundless wisdom. Your gift for ‘effing’ the ineffable and the way you openly share your perceptions have helped me move from immense struggle and pain to a taste of real freedom. THANK YOU.”

 

Greg M.

“I truly Thank the Universe for leading me to Tobin.  He gets me like no one else I have ever done “inner work” with.

His intuitive gift of knowing my heart without having to explain it in so many words is like being held by the Mother and Father we always yearn to have.

Kind, deeply trusting, funny… I finally feel like I have a really good man on my team, on my side ~  that I can go to in times of great pain, angst, or worry and that he will always, no matter what, guide me with the deepest grace back to my own inner Wisdom.  

Mystery Woman

“Working with Tobin has had miraculous effects on my life… My marriage, my health and my life have all been transformed. Working with Tobin is nothing less than a life-saving, soul-liberating, sacred gift… one that every woman should give herself.”

Dana N.

“Tobin has shown me an amazing new world. Being with him and his ability to be Present enabled a deep opening of limitless possibilities. I became increasingly comfortable in my body and felt empowered overall. This teaching has affected change which is now a central part of me. I am eternally grateful.”

Amy S.

“Tobin has the ability to help men to live an extremely rare experience of love and intimacy… A life that most men never imagined possible.”

Brian L. Musician

“My work with Tobin has been Profound and excellent! 

His approach is real, simple and cut to the core of what had been holding me back. 

My life is forever transformed. I could not be more grateful.”

Walter J. Psychiatrist

“Tobin is masterful, and I mean that in the truest and fullest sense of the word…

He is a ‘true navigator,’ a ‘true guide’… He has helped me to live my heart’s deep desire for understanding and living truth. 

And at the same time he consistently helps me navigate through the challenging circumstances and situations of everyday life such as relationships, career, finances, etc.

Tobin has emerged from his own journey with an open and full heart that is profoundly able to serve others in their blossoming.”

Dan K. Financial Advisor

“To say that my work with Tobin has changed my life is actually a vast understatement. It has so irrevocably transformed what I once thought of as “me,” several times over, in ways so remarkable and beautiful I would have never imagined.

Our work has been a gift that feels so priceless, I often feel after a session like “I would have literally traded everything I own in the world for that …” And all that over the phone. Amazing.

Liam B. Physical Trainer

CoupleS

“Tobin, you are a f#*%ing genius when it comes to the feminine consciousness!! You saved my relationship.”

Gary T.

“Many blessings and heartfelt THANKS for helping make our wedding day and the beginnings of our marriage so perfect! I’m not sure I can ever express all you’ve done in helping to show us ourselves and our path together. We look forward to continued celebrations and gratitude with you in the years to come!”

Heather and Alan F.

“Tobin has a generosity of spirit and sincerity that is rare to come by… He has truly mastered the art of working with couples.

His ability to see into the heart of things and bring clarity and awareness to the immense complexities of the human psyche and relationship is extraordinary. He not only brings immense knowledge and skill, but profound presence and heart. I highly recommend Tobin for any person or couple wanting to experience more fullness and life in self or with another.”

Emily A.

“When our marriage hit a particularly rough spot, Tobin helped us navigate through some pretty frightening terrain. His remarkable ability to listen, comprehend and occasionally translate our jumbled thoughts and feelings into coherent ideas was essential in re-opening the lines of communication between us. With his guidance, we both realized that we had to work on ourselves as individuals before we could tackle the challenges we faced as a couple.

Through it all, Tobin has been our ally ~ an engaged, caring third party who has given us specific, tangible tools that we use on a regular basis. With his help, a dose of humor and a lot of work, we’ve come out the other side, more secure in ourselves and much stronger in our relationship.”

Chris & Jill P.

“Thanks for all your wisdom and support during this process! Your guidance and and advice really helped me make the mental and emotional transition to married life. The marriage ceremony you facilitated was deeply meaningful and is still sinking in.”

Chris A.

“Tobin is a truly gifted couples counselor. He always demonstrates wisdom and insights into relationship issues in a way that makes one feel like he’s dealt with our very own challenges so many times before. 

Just when I think I’ve seen all of his ‘bag of tricks,’ he shows a whole other level of skills and mastery with couples. Today, in our session, I had this thought: ‘This f#*%er is awfully young to be this wise!!’”

Murray S.

“Tobin has truly mastered the art of working with couples… He has a generosity of spirit and sincerity that is rare to come by.

His ability to see into the heart of things and bring clarity and awareness to the immense complexities of the human psyche and relationship is extraordinary. He not only brings immense knowledge and skill, but profound presence and heart.”

Emily A.

“Tobin is the best couples’ counselor on the planet!”

Wendy T.

“I’m not sure I can ever express all you’ve done in helping to show us ourselves and our path together. Many blessings and heartfelt THANKS for helping make our wedding day and the beginnings of our marriage so perfect!”

Heather and Alan F.

“Working with Tobin has been life changing. We left our session with him feeling a love that we had never felt before… feeling so grateful!”

Juna M.

GroupS

“I believe that Tobin is the next Adyashanti or Eckhart Tolle.

The sheer awakening presence of sitting in his meditation groups is awesome. One comes away not in awe of another teacher but actually awakened somehow in the mystery and aliveness and beauty of one’s own presence. I think this is a true teacher, who can transmit directly a deeply established state that took many years of hard work and reflection and make it seem so effortless to fall into the silence and presence.”

Elizabeth R.

“Why Everyone Should Sit Satsang with Tobin…

What is the value of Becoming Pervasive Joy as the very substance of the Breathing World. How can one give thanks for True Freedom? How can one measure the liberation from Death and Self? … answers as impossible as Traveling to Infinity. And yet, somehow, I was given that gift.

I have been meditating for almost a decade now, in a variety of different traditions, and guided by many great masters, pundits, and Dharmas… And yet, my time with Tobin this last week, in silent retreat was a revelation.

Specifically what did I walk away with…

A newfound juicy joy in meditation… a sense of resting, of literally not doing anything, and not just bathing in Silence as Love but actually becoming that profound unmovable pervasive Silence that is Love. To become what the Kosmos oozes with, to retrieve my Prior Unity and feel the utter blissful buzz of simply just existing… I am forever grateful.

His new home is also his office and his meditation center. It is called the Living Freedom Dharma Center, and I for one am excited to watch his work unfold.

James W.

“You have something so unique and you are such a gift to the world.

I think of you as a Jack Kornfield for a different audience ~ younger, fun, on fire about the dharma, and loving the integration of your offerings (spiritual, psychological, profound teachings. etc.) You have a powerful transmission, and it helps me to fully absorb your work.

Thank you for a beautiful experience with your silent retreat. Your response to my question about ‘Beginners Heart’ was particularly meaningful and resonated with me on a deep level. Afterwards, I felt deep peace and that wonderful sense of connecting to the vastness of my being. The heart inquiry continues to live inside of me and your wisdom is powerful. I bow to the depth of your teachings and the transmission I received.”

Tarra C.

“Thank you for your deeply felt words and exquisite presence. I’m honored to be in this sacred space, on this sacred ship that you’re guiding so masterfully into deeper and deeper waters. What a gift you are. With great Love…”

Jim B.

“You’re the best teacher with the best heart! I love to come and hear you and find peace within myself… SO grateful!”

Jess C.

“Thank you for doing your work with such awesome commitment. Your presence gives the space to breathe and BE!”

Lisa V.

“Tobin, my heart wants to speak with you… it is simply saying ‘Thank You.’ It has been life changing knowing you.”

Alice B.

“Thanks for all you have given to the group… especially your presence and generosity of spirit. It has been absolutely transformational.”

Mark S.

“One of the deepest senses of home I’ve ever felt in a satsang group. I love the space you provide”

Sarah N.

“Your meditation gatherings are the most clear and powerful that I have been to. I feel so blessed to be sitting in this sacred circle with you on a weekly in such sweet intimate space.”

Aliah F.

What people are saying about the Dharma Lounge:

“like marinating in stardust of the sweetest blend”

“deeply profound”

“such a rare, precious gift”

“Totally new. I’ve never experienced anything like this before…”

“Cool, unique, and yummy”

“Part practice, part healing, part party…
We all left blessed,
our hearts overflowing, remembering
that we are not separate.”

“Dharma Lounge was AWESOME!”

“The Buddha would be proud!”

“A gathering of beautiful people where depth meets the heart with beauty, ecstasy and poetry…a delicacy for the Soul.”

“Thank you so much for tonight. Gorgeous!!! Sublime!”

I walked out filling ‘buzzed~ blessed.’ I love coming here. It made me happy as I went back into my life.”

“A nexus for nice people”

“It was full of true spirit ~ including depth, inspiration and playfulness.”

“…I went home with boundless gratitude overflowing
from my heart that couldn’t help but spill over
onto my family and friends!!”

“Some things in life are golden. Tobin’s heart is one of them. Thank you for this reminder of the love that we are.”

“It was deeply profound for me to sit, laugh and play with such a loving and authentic community.

Come. You won’t regret it!! It was really fun”

“thank you for the meditation… it was so beautiful.

When you spoke about being grateful for all aspects of life….
I carried that (and the bubbles) with me all week and it
gave me a bit of space inside.”

“like a Fun.. Alive… Zen Sangha. So much beauty in the space!”

“Such a relaxed, yummy feel. Sitting with cool people and then hanging out together after we meditated so deeply. I loved the post-meditative shoulder massages”

“Moving from the depth of profound, sacred silence
and the true intention to serve all beings
to the sweetness of relaxation and community connection…
such a rare, precious gift to have these both in one night. ..

Such deep practice and intimacy like after a retreat but happening in just a few short hours.”

“It was – a dash of silence, a sprinkling of insight, and a long, glowing exchange with the many spirits who filled the place.”

“I felt SO MUCH LOVE and SO MUCH JOY being in your space!”

“Yes, the shakti was definitely flowing at the Dharma Lounge!!!”

“everybody luvz Dharma Lounge!”

“MAGICAL!!!”

“I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LIKED IT!”

“Where grace happens”

“Oh my god… that was so beautiful and so much fun… It was Amazing… I love these Dharma lounges! Just incredible…”

“Tobin!!! Thank you SO much for such an incredible experience! Your guidance into stillness provided much settling, fresh perspective… the full integration of stillness, sound, music, movement, dance, connection, so RIGHT! Love and appreciation…”

To reach Tobin directly, call (415) 283-8925