Discover a pathway to joy. The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Awe starts August 11.


Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish
is founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an author and leading expert on fighting illness with dietary and lifestyle changes.

From the Fear of Dying to the Joy of Living: The Art and Science of Longevity, Vitality, Happiness and Health

Oct 13 - 18, 2019 Begins in 2 months
with Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dean Ornish & Anne Ornish

This week brings together a team of internationally recognized doctors, scientists, and meditation and yoga teachers to deepen our understanding of how to live a healthy, meaningful, joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we’ll explore the transformative effects of lifestyle practices including meditation, yoga and diet on your longevity, vitality, happiness and relationships.



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