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Embodying Compassionate Leadership

Relational Mindfulness for Ourselves and Our World

June 10 - 15, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$380 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Society would clearly benefit from more compassionate leaders. We are all called to inspire global change while cultivating inner awareness. Attunement, mindfulness, and deep listening are among our most treasured and called-for qualities in daily life.

Join Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons for a five-day program that will activate your power as a leader for life and work—both personally and professionally. Practice leading with authenticity and kindness in order to catalyze long-lasting change in the world and yourself. By cultivating a commitment to personal well-being and accountability, you will create a fertile foundation for bold and effective leadership.

Come ready to immerse yourself in regenerative leadership through meditation and mindfulness, deep listening, interactive time in nature, reflective writing, storytelling, and embodied learning. Relational mindfulness offers tools, guidance, and clarity for bringing deeper presence and compassion to all of our relationships—including the one we maintain with ourselves.

  • How to wholeheartedly embody the spirit of a mindful leader
  • How you can transform your passion into effective, positive change
  • The necessity of cultivating your own self-care first, before leading others
  • Practices to help embolden your leadership skills with compassion as your guide.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Deborah Eden Tull

    Zen meditation teacher, speaker, and activist

    Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Deborah spent seven years training as a monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities for over 20 years.

    Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes the interconnection between personal awakening and global sustainability.

    She is author of The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution and is working on a book about relational mindfulness and how to reclaim our power in an age of disconnect. She is certified in permaculture design, bio-intensive organic gardening, and compost education, and teaches Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy. She is a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator and a teaching assistant for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.


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    Nina Simons

    Award-winning social entrepreneur, leadership expert

    Nina Simons is the cofounder of Bioneers and directs Bioneers’ Everywoman’s Leadership program. Her work focuses on reinventing leadership, restoring the feminine, and cocreating an equitable and healthy world for all.

    In 2017, Nina received the prestigious Goi Peace Award along with her husband and cofounder of Bioneers, Kenny Ausubel, in recognition of their promotion of nature-inspired innovations for restoring the Earth and our human community.

    She speaks widely and cofacilitates trainings on women’s leadership and regenerative leadership through relational mindfulness. She is co-editor of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart and a contributor to Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices.


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  • Why Attend
    • Fine-tune your path, purpose, and voice during this rare opportunity to learn from two master teachers and changemakers—walk away inspired and energized.

    • How we treat ourselves and how we treat the world are one and the same; acknowledging the importance of your own well-being is the first step toward impacting the world.

    • Acting from a place of kindness and inclusivity not only heals and nurtures those around you, it also elevates your effectiveness and productivity as a leader and teacher.

  • Things to Know


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring shoes for walking outside.

  • 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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