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Awake at Work

Practices to Have a More Fulfilling Life and Career

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Most of us spend a good amount of our time working. And, for many of us, our professional lives can often feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, sometimes discouraging; at times creatively fulfilling, at others tragically toxic. Our modern-day livelihoods, indeed our lives in general, seem to offer a mix of enthusiasm and chaos that at times can feel distressing, even alarming.

What is it about our work that seems so unhealthy? Is it the job that is distressing or is it the mind that we bring to the task?

This week, join Michael Carroll, a meditation teacher and former corporate executive, and learn:

  • Mindfulness meditation to help you bring an open, courageous, and agile mind to your work
  • How present-moment awareness transforms hassles into valuable opportunities for growth
  • Practices to cultivate characteristics for thriving in today’s vibrant workplace.

Through discussion and practice, explore how meditation helps you rise to challenges by expressing the natural qualities of the mind, including poise, resilience, and humility. Anyone looking to use work as a spiritual invitation to wake up to their natural well-being and confidence is welcome, regardless of your profession.

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Michael Carroll

October 22 - 26, 2017
Sunday-Thursday , 4 nights

$420 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Most of us spend a good amount of our time working. And, for many of us, our professional lives can often feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, sometimes discouraging; at times creatively fulfilling, at others tragically toxic. Our modern-day livelihoods, indeed our lives in general, seem to offer a mix of enthusiasm and chaos that at times can feel distressing, even alarming.

What is it about our work that seems so unhealthy? Is it the job that is distressing or is it the mind that we bring to the task?

This week, join Michael Carroll, a meditation teacher and former corporate executive, and learn:

  • Mindfulness meditation to help you bring an open, courageous, and agile mind to your work
  • How present-moment awareness transforms hassles into valuable opportunities for growth
  • Practices to cultivate characteristics for thriving in today’s vibrant workplace.

Through discussion and practice, explore how meditation helps you rise to challenges by expressing the natural qualities of the mind, including poise, resilience, and humility. Anyone looking to use work as a spiritual invitation to wake up to their natural well-being and confidence is welcome, regardless of your profession.

Faculty Bio

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is the COO of Global Coaching Alliance, an executive-coaching and leadership-consulting enterprise, and has held executive positions at Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster, and The Walt Disney Company.

An authorized teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,‰ one of the first Tibetan teachers to bring Buddhism to the West,‰ Michael has been bringing mindfulness-awareness meditation into organizational settings for more than 20 years.

He speaks specifically on the principles of mindful leadership‰ to international companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay, P&G, RED, National Geographic Expeditions, and Merck, among others. He has also lectured and taught at prestigious universities and institutes such as the Wharton Business School, Swarthmore College, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Zen Mountain Monastery, and many others throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, and Fearless at Work, Michael has been practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism for more than 30 years.

Why Attend

  • Completely transform your negative reactions at work through practices that allow you to step up to challenges with confidence.

  • Develop the positive mind states that lead to creative solutions and successful outcomes.

  • Learn how your work—no matter what it is—can give you a sense of fulfillment and increase your energy and happiness.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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