is a Harvard-trained scholar of world religions. He studies in the Tibetan meditation lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen with Daniel P. Brown. Through writing, teaching, coaching, and entrepreneurship, Dustin helps people find happier and more fulfilling ways of being in the world. His books include Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally, and Earth is Eden.
How do we flourish as human beings? What can we learn from ancient wisdom about living a meaningful and fulfilling life? In a tech-everywhere world, when faced with more options and more distractions than ever before, how do we best use our time, energy and attention? Inspired by the innovative teachings and methods within Stanford University's Wellness Education curriculum, join four of the program’s lecturers in exploring the latest research, frameworks and experiential tools that enhance emotional, psychological, social and contemplative well-being.
Participate in the emerging intersection of ancient wisdom and modern technology. Join Mikey Siegel and Dustin DiPerna for a unique and innovative technology-augmented meditation retreat. With Big Sur and the healing waters of Esalen as a powerful backdrop, we combine traditional guided meditative instruction with cutting-edge technology to catalyze a profound shift into deep connection with ourselves and the group. Ancient practices and teachings from the world’s wisdom traditions provide us with direct insight into the inherent oneness of life.
There is a darkness that is the absence of light or awareness and then there is a darkness that is the source of it. This workshop will explore them both and we will learn how contact with one helps us penetrate into the other.
When we bring the torch of awareness into the darkest aspects of our being, whether unconscious or superconscious, we open the door to true liberation. As the psychologist Carl Jung said so succinctly, “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious."
For millennia, men have come together to support and challenge each other to reach their higher potentials. In recent decades, these conversations and practices have included topics like sex, money, power, purpose, work, death, family, shadow and spirituality. During this time, culture has changed in both beautiful and terrifying ways. And, as society continues to unfold, so must men’s work. So what’s next? This turbulent historical moment calls for men to wake up, grow up, clean up and show up in unprecedented ways. The masculine and feminine must continue to co-evolve together.