Jeff Warren: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics at 1440 Multiversity

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Create a Practice of Your Own

April 24 - 26, 2020

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Meditation is a life-changing adventure—and it doesn’t have to look anything like the stereotypes, nor do you need to buy into a particular worldview to enjoy its benefits.

Unwind during a weekend-long exploration into the mysterious heart of meditation with Jeff Warren, coauthor of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. Tailor your practice to fit yourunique circumstances and nervous system. It doesn’t matter how many techniques or paths you’ve tried (or accidentally messed up). This weekend start fresh.

Through sitting and discussion, with some movement and nature excursions to keep the energy moving and the body limber, you will:

  • Explore how mindfulness and meditation work from the inside
  • Learn what it means to be your own teacher
  • Find a style and an approach that work for you
  • Enjoy hearty, peaceful sighing and frequent existential reorientations (and even a few laughs).

Begin to recognize the core skills you’re training during meditation so you can develop them both in sitting practices and in daily life. Jeff will guide you through the weekend in a rigorously humanistic way that ultimately dives deep into the mystical because, frankly, that’s where things get fun.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jeff Warren

    Meditation instructor and author

    Jeff Warren is a meditation instructor and journalist, celebrated for his dynamic and accessible style of teaching. He is coauthor of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and author of The Head Trip—a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming, and waking. He’s the founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, a nonprofit meditation adventure group based in Toronto.

    Jeff has taught meditation to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, United States Army cadets, Arizona police officers, Google executives, distractible teens, suspicious journalists, burned-out caregivers, formerly incarcerated youth, and every other conceivable demographic of freethinker, including squirmy six-year-old kids. He is well-known for his rigorous, clear, and adventurous approach.

    Jeff is passionate about democratizing and destigmatizing meditation and other mental health practices—Eastern and Western—for a world that needs them. He produces a weekly guided meditation livestream and makes his various practice-related content available to all through his website.

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  • Why Attend
    • Brand-new and experienced meditators alike will find value in crafting a personalized practice.<br />

    • Dig into the magic and mystery of concentration, clarity, equanimity, and friendliness that meditation inspires.

    • Jeff is well-known for his down-to-earth, humor-infused approach to teaching, speaking openly about how meditation has (and hasn’t) helped with his own mental health challenges like ADD and excessive energy.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    This retreat is suitable for total beginners to more experienced practitioners.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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