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. We will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers the hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives.
We will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, re-training our minds and hearts toward pathways of greater joy, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. Esalen’s natural beauty will support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens and open ourselves to the serenity and wisdom of nature. This workshop will deepen connections with ourselves, one another, and the larger web of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery and stillness. Special spoken word performance by JusMe. ($80 additional tuition will be added to the workshop cost)
Recommended reading: Siegel, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being; Keltner, Born to Be Good; Shapiro, The Art and Science of Mindfulness.