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Consciousness Hacking: Meditation + Technology Weekend of April 5-7, 2019

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Participate in the emerging intersection of ancient wisdom and modern technology. Join Mikey Siegel and Day Nguyen 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. This insight, combined with innovative practices for authentic relating using advanced technology, reveal a new world of unity. Unlike our phones and devices, this custom technology is designed to reconnect us to our present-moment embodied experience, and facilitate open and vulnerable connection with the group. It works by measuring each person’s breath and heart, and turning those signals into sound, light and music. Dozens of unique practices have been designed using the tech, which is seamlessly combined with traditional practices and live meditation instructions to create a totally new approach to personal and collective transformation.

Experience a glimpse into an optimistic vision for technology as a sacred tool fueling the future of human connection and awakening.

We will be joined by Lina Plioplyte, an award-winning filmmaker who will be gathering footage of the experience for an upcoming documentary. []. If you prefer not to be filmed, please consider the July 12-14 retreat.


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