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Surfing the Waves of Life

Meditations for Thriving in a Stormy World

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

No matter how turbulent life gets, meditation can help us to ride the waves. At our core, we are complete, whole, and indivisible. It’s only when the mind creates separation through stories and self-identification that fear follows.

For many of us, the busyness, noise, and stresses of daily life have created uncertainty and anxiety. Mindfulness and other meditation practices can bring us a sense of oneness, and provide refuge, sanctuary, and deep, inner peace. Think of these practices as tools to help you connect to your place in the world.

Guided by teachers Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak, PhD, you will explore how nondual approaches to awareness, such as mindfulness, can help you awaken out of fear and into your luminous life in this moment.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn formal and informal meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Embrace solitude to counteract the hectic demands of life
  • Study the Buddha’s psychology of awakening.

Through humor, poetry, and heartfelt discussion, you will learn to put aside painful and limiting stories about your life so you can surf the waves of whatever storms come your way.

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Arnie Kozak, PhD | Jaimal Yogis

January 21 - 26, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$400 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

No matter how turbulent life gets, meditation can help us to ride the waves. At our core, we are complete, whole, and indivisible. It’s only when the mind creates separation through stories and self-identification that fear follows.

For many of us, the busyness, noise, and stresses of daily life have created uncertainty and anxiety. Mindfulness and other meditation practices can bring us a sense of oneness, and provide refuge, sanctuary, and deep, inner peace. Think of these practices as tools to help you connect to your place in the world.

Guided by teachers Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak, PhD, you will explore how nondual approaches to awareness, such as mindfulness, can help you awaken out of fear and into your luminous life in this moment.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn formal and informal meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Embrace solitude to counteract the hectic demands of life
  • Study the Buddha’s psychology of awakening.

Through humor, poetry, and heartfelt discussion, you will learn to put aside painful and limiting stories about your life so you can surf the waves of whatever storms come your way.

Faculty Bio

Arnie Kozak, PhD

Arnie Kozak is a psychotherapist and clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and a workshop leader who has taught at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, The Copper Beech Institute, Kripalu Center, Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Arnie is author of 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness: From Wild Chickens to Petty Tyrants; Mindfulness A-Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now; The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills for Maximizing Your Strengths and Thriving in a Loud and Crazy World; and The Everything Essentials Buddhism Book. He writes the blog Mindfulness Matters on Beliefnet and is a contributor to Quiet Revolution.

 Arnie has been practicing yoga and meditation for over thirty years and is dedicated to translating the Buddha’s teachings into readily accessible forms. During the long winters in northern Vermont, when he’s not working, he rides the frozen slopes on his snowboard. During the short summers, he golfs. During all seasons, you can find him trail running with his dogs in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Jaimal Yogis

Jaimal Yogis is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher and speaker. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. Saltwater Buddha was turned into a feature documentary film. Jaimal is also the author of The Fear Project and the forthcoming All Our Waves Are Water.

Jaimal’s writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, AFAR magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, ESPN magazine, The Surfers Journal, The Daily Beast, and many others. His journalism has won a Maggie Award for Best Feature, and The Commonwealth Club of California named him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine. His screenplay, City of Dragons, is currently being adapted as a novel, and was a finalist at the Asian American Film Festival in Manhattan.

One of Jaimal’s stories for AFAR magazine, about the first female, Muslim surf star in Bangladesh, inspired the documentary The Most Fearless, which Jaimal is co-producing with award-winning director, Heather Kessinger.

Why Attend

  • Experience nondual states of awareness through guided meditation, contemplation, and writing.

  • Come away with concrete meditation and mindfulness tools to help you cope with debilitating fear.

  • Wake up from the trance of merely surviving, so you can truly thrive.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Details

    CE Credits: this program is eligible for 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW; $20 additional charge) and 23.5 credits for Certified Counselors (NBCC; $20 additional charge).

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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