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Wisdom 2.0 Unplugged Retreat


Where the technology and contemplative communities ... hash out the best ways to incorporate these tools into our lives—and keep them from taking over." - Wired Magazine

Have you wondered how to live with greater presence, purpose, and wisdom in the digital age?  Have you attended a Wisdom 2.0 gathering in the past or are you just looking to find more balance with technology in your life?  Wisdom 2.0 is an organization that addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

Join the Wisdom 2.0 volunteers and staff, along with special visionary leaders in the technology community, as we kickoff our first ever in-depth property-wide weekend at Esalen.  During this unique retreat, we will go deeply into these topics in a relaxed environment that allows for a continuous flow of conversation.  You are invited to come share your insights, your voice, and your guiding purpose in life.

Click here to register for the Wisdom 2.0 Retreat.

This weekend gathering will be time to put away your phone and computer, and more deeply connect with yourself, nature, and others who share an interest in living with great presence and wisdom in the digital age. In addition to hosted conversations and activities, we will engage in a mix of transformative practices, including yoga, meditation, small group dialogues, along with time for creative expression, hiking, and hot tubbing in the natural mineral springs. 

This weekend will be as much about connecting as it it about disconnecting. Take a weekend refuge, away from the technologies and the fast pace of life, to come together with others who seek to live meaningful and truly engaged lives in the digital age.  

Click here to register for the Wisdom 2.0 Retreat.


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