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Mindfulness and Leadership

Developing Courage, Clarity and Compassion

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Mindfulness develops clarity of vision, compassion leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and others, and courage supports us in carrying out difficult tasks. These qualities define heart-centered, sustainable leadership and all of them must be strengthened through intentional practice.

Join businesswoman and Buddhist practitioner Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA, for a weekend of mindfulness training and leadership development. Look forward to immersing yourself in silent meditation, writing reflection, visioning, Q&A, small group sharing, solitary time in nature, deep rest, and relaxation.

You will learn:

  • How to make your role as a leader part of a deeper path of developing wisdom and compassion
  • To cultivate a greater sense of presence and groundedness using practices from Buddhist meditation to support focus, balance, and creativity
  • How to clarify your vision and further it
  • How to create optimal conditions for innovation, inspiration, and collaboration
  • How to be clearer, more patient, and more effective with others.

This weekend is for people who currently hold a leadership role in their organization, business, or community. Reflect on where you are, see how far you’ve come, and cultivate the clarity, compassion, and courage it takes to be effective for a long time to come.

young woman meditating near mountain lake

Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA

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

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Mindfulness develops clarity of vision, compassion leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and others, and courage supports us in carrying out difficult tasks. These qualities define heart-centered, sustainable leadership and all of them must be strengthened through intentional practice.

Join businesswoman and Buddhist practitioner Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA, for a weekend of mindfulness training and leadership development. Look forward to immersing yourself in silent meditation, writing reflection, visioning, Q&A, small group sharing, solitary time in nature, deep rest, and relaxation.

You will learn:

  • How to make your role as a leader part of a deeper path of developing wisdom and compassion
  • To cultivate a greater sense of presence and groundedness using practices from Buddhist meditation to support focus, balance, and creativity
  • How to clarify your vision and further it
  • How to create optimal conditions for innovation, inspiration, and collaboration
  • How to be clearer, more patient, and more effective with others.

This weekend is for people who currently hold a leadership role in their organization, business, or community. Reflect on where you are, see how far you’ve come, and cultivate the clarity, compassion, and courage it takes to be effective for a long time to come.

Faculty Bio

Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA

Anushka Fernandopulle is a Buddhist teacher, leadership coach, and management consultant whose work is influenced by a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and religion from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the Yale School of Management, and a certification in coaching from the Coaches Training Institute.

She teaches meditation workshops and retreats in organizations and retreat centers around the world, bringing Eastern meditation practices to Western modern life. Her teaching is informed by nature, creative arts, political engagement, innovation, and modern urban life.

Anushka has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 25 years, including four years in full-time intensive meditation training in monasteries and retreat centers in the US, India, and Sri Lanka. Her practice is one of dedication. Almost every year, she spends at least one month in intensive silent retreat. She also sits on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

As a coach, Anushka has worked with hundreds of successful leaders in fields including technology, social justice, film, business, academics, and science. She is particularly interested in the synthesis of leadership, innovation, and awareness.

 

Why Attend

  • Employ tools from mindfulness meditation practice as a means of developing self-awareness, initiating behavior change, and refining your vision as a leader.

  • Get balanced and grounded in an otherwise tense or demanding role—become a better and more centered version of yourself.

  • Be coached by a master—Anushka has worked with hundreds of leaders in varying fields of business, nonprofit, technology, film, and science, and is recognized for teaching them how to do their work in a successful and sustainable way.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    Participants must currently hold a leadership role (managing people and resources) in their organization, business, or community. This workshop is not for coaches or consultants interested in skills training.

  • Experience Level

    No prior meditation experience is necessary, but please come with an open mind and heart.

  • Things to Bring

    A pen and a notebook

  • Recommended Reading

    Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English (Wisdom Publications, 2011).

  • Special Interest to

    Leaders

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 January 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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