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The Liberating Power of Mindfulness

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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 of your day-to-day, quiet your restlessness, and look deeply into the nature of your experience in order to give rise to new ways of living, breathing, and being.

This immersive weekend retreat will include alternating periods of guided sitting, walking, and moving meditation, with an emphasis on bringing vivid awareness into each moment.

You will receive:

  • Specific and systematized instructions for evolving and expanding your meditation practice
  • Teachings on the principles and applications of mindfulness
  • Opportunities for questions and dialogue on meditation philosophy and technique
  • Support in navigating the territory of your mind and heart.

It takes a sincere commitment to show up as you are. Mindfulness is your vehicle for waking up here and now and for looking at life with clarity, fearlessness, and insight.

Will Kabat Zinn

March 9 - 11, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

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 of your day-to-day, quiet your restlessness, and look deeply into the nature of your experience in order to give rise to new ways of living, breathing, and being.

This immersive weekend retreat will include alternating periods of guided sitting, walking, and moving meditation, with an emphasis on bringing vivid awareness into each moment.

You will receive:

  • Specific and systematized instructions for evolving and expanding your meditation practice
  • Teachings on the principles and applications of mindfulness
  • Opportunities for questions and dialogue on meditation philosophy and technique
  • Support in navigating the territory of your mind and heart.

It takes a sincere commitment to show up as you are. Mindfulness is your vehicle for waking up here and now and for looking at life with clarity, fearlessness, and insight.

Faculty Bio

Will Kabat Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn has practiced insight meditation in the United States and Burma for more than 13 years with nearly a decade spent in and out of silent retreat, primarily in the insight meditation (Vipassana) tradition.

He leads mindfulness and meditation retreats nationally and internationally. Will has taught meditation to many diverse populations, from neuroscientists at the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute to incarcerated youth in the South Bronx, Rikers Island, and Oakland. He also co-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.

A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, Will’s teaching is infused with a certain lightness that comes from not taking oneself or one’s mind too seriously. He is deeply influenced by the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma and by the fierce compassion of Master Sheng Yen of Taiwan, and has practiced under a number of Chinese energy and internal martial arts teachers throughout the world.

Will lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children. In addition to sharing the dharma, Will is on the path to becoming liscensed as a marriage and family therapist.

Why Attend

  • Step away from the hustle and grind of everyday life and reap the benefits of a long and sustained practice of self-inquiry so you are less prone to running on habit, distraction, and compulsion.

  • Come into deeper alignment with your own values so your choices and actions more consistently arise from a place of meaningful and profound intention.

  • Deepen your meditation practice in a supportive and relaxed environment—Will’s teaching combines a deep experiential knowledge with a certain lightness that comes from not taking oneself or one’s mind too seriously.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes

Accommodations

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

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

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates 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.
Weeknight rates 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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