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Real Love

Know Yourself

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth.

As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” Join Vipassana meditation pioneer Sharon Salzberg and explore a gentle but thorough method to know yourself, connect with others, and stop your mind from getting in the way of the connection you yearn for.

Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, you will benefit from explorations of:

  • Core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques and other meditation exercises
  • How to move out of constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another
  • Guided meditations, talks, and time for questions and answers to dig deeper into the teachings
  • Self-training techniques for learning how to “hear” more of what is out there and to “listen” less to limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way
  • How to find a truer meaning of love for yourself, for your loved ones, for those you don’t know but with whom you share this planet—for all beings everywhere.

Sharon Salzberg

March 16 - 18, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth.

As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” Join Vipassana meditation pioneer Sharon Salzberg and explore a gentle but thorough method to know yourself, connect with others, and stop your mind from getting in the way of the connection you yearn for.

Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, you will benefit from explorations of:

  • Core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques and other meditation exercises
  • How to move out of constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another
  • Guided meditations, talks, and time for questions and answers to dig deeper into the teachings
  • Self-training techniques for learning how to “hear” more of what is out there and to “listen” less to limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way
  • How to find a truer meaning of love for yourself, for your loved ones, for those you don’t know but with whom you share this planet—for all beings everywhere.

Faculty Bio

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, one of America‰’s most well-known Buddhist meditation teachers and authors, has been leading meditation retreats throughout the world for more than three decades. She began teaching vipassana (insight) meditation when she returned from intensive studies in India in the early 1970s.

With Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, Sharon cofounded the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, which has since become one of the most prominent and active meditation centers in the West. She and Joseph Goldstein expanded their vision by cofounding the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS), and the Forest Refuge, a long-term retreat center.

A New York Times best-selling author, Sharon focuses her teachings on both vipassana and the deep and profound practice of metta (lovingkindness) meditation. Her numerous books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness; Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience; A Heart as Wide as the World; and the bestseller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation‰, A 28-Day Program. Her newest book is Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. Sharon‰’s writing has also been published in The Sun magazine, on Huffington Post, and been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Why Attend

  • Be guided through the process of seeing through layers of habit, be they rooted in fear, self-condemnation, or other mental conditioning

  • Become more present and begin to experience real love—love based on direct interactions, rather than preconceptions

  • We all yearn for connection, yet often feel trapped by feelings of isolation, anger, or envy—learn how to redefine limited definitions of “love” to connect more deeply with yourself, others, and life itself.

  • Embark on a pathway towards more sustainable and authentic connection with a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that guide you to strip away layers of habit to access a truer understanding of love.

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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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