Will Kabat-Zinn - 1440 Multiversity

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Will Kabat-Zinn

Meditator, teacher, and dharma ally

Will Kabat-Zinn is a mindfulness and meditation teacher whose passion is to help people wake up to their own deepest nature.  Will spent close to a decade in and out of silent retreat, primarily in the Insight Meditation tradition and was deeply influenced by his time with the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma and Chan Master Sheng-Yen.

Will has taught meditation to diverse populations including neuroscientists at the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, incarcerated youth in the South Bronx, Rikers Island, and Oakland, and business and technology leaders in Silicon Valley. Together with his wife Teresa Will developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum for parents as part of a long-term study on stress and cell aging at University of California, San Francisco.

Will is a member of the Spirit Rock teacher’s council and Board of Directors, ands leads a weekly meditation group in Berkeley, SundaySanga.net.  He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.

Previous Programs

The Liberating Power of Mindfulness

March 9 - 11, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Find yourself on autopilot? In our busy modern life, opportunities to engage in deep and sustained self-inquiry are rare—inquiry that revolutionizes your understanding of self and transforms how you exist in the world. Join seasoned meditator and dharma teacher Will Kabat-Zinn for an intensive yet lighthearted approach to mindfulness practice. Step away from the business...

Stillness, Energy, and Insight

March 15 - 17, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

The ancient invitation of the Buddha was to “come and see” for yourself the truth of the way things are, a rousing invitation to fearless and sustained self-inquiry. This meditation retreat will be a deep dive into your own experience, an exploration of the nature of your own heart and mind. In this intensive retreat...