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Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro, PhD,
is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland, and the World Council of Psychotherapy.

Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Meditation

Mar 24 - 29, 2019 Begins this weekend
with Shauna Shapiro

Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being. Drawing on practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness as well as revolutionary research in neuroscience, we will explore the transformational power of meditation. We can discover how the weaving together of lovingkindness and mindfulness supports us in healing and living a joyful and meaningful life. In this workshop, you will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including lovingkindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement.

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Mindfulness, Transformation and Vitality: Tools for Powerful 21st-Century Women

Apr 26 - 28, 2019 Begins in 1 month
with Rhonda Magee, Shauna Shapiro, Cassandra Vieten & Elissa Epel

Do you want to start a new chapter in your personal or work life? Join this campus-wide gathering of women coming together in the face of today’s unique stress and challenges. Throughout history, women have come together to help each other find the strength, resolve, resilience and healing to go back into the world with clear purpose.

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The Blue Mind Summit

Jun 28 - 30, 2019 Begins in 3 months
with Wallace J. Nichols, Daniel Siegel & Shauna Shapiro

Water covers more than 70% of our planet, makes up a similar percentage of our brains and bodies, and is the basis of all life. But the true cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health benefits of water are only now being fully comprehended and embraced. Blue Mind, the best-selling book by Wallace J. Nichols, ignited a movement of blue mindfulness, a state of consciousness that explores the interrelationship of humans and water, and creates a new water story that bridges science, ancient wisdom, and real-world solutions to the challenges of our time.

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The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Awe

Aug 11 - 16, 2019 Begins in 4 months
with Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dacher Keltner, Amishi Jha & Mollie McNeil

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we’ll explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. We will show you simple yet potent meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, mindful movement and experiential exercises.

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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 6 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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Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat

Dec 22 - 27, 2019 Begins in 9 months
with Shauna Shapiro

Come rest and rejuvenate yourself in good company during this darkest time of the year, which also is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the return of light and the joy of life. We will integrate meditation practices with revolutionary research in neuroscience to explore the transformational power of meditation during this profound seasonal milestone.

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