Sylvia Boorstein: Everyday Life Is Spiritual Practice at 1440 Multiversity

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Everyday Life Is Spiritual Practice

Cultivating a Life of Mindfulness

December 7 - 9, 2018

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

What if you approached every aspect of daily life as an opportunity for spiritual practice?

In the decades since mindfulness was introduced into Western culture, it has been accepted as an integral component of education, healthcare, and psychotherapy. It’s common to hear about mindful leadership, mindful chiropractic, even mindful tennis, as the world moves toward a new paradigm of mindfulness woven into every aspect of daily living.

Join renowned teacher Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, for an intensive weekend workshop to cultivate mindful attention in every facet of your life. Mindfulness—the balanced, curious, wholehearted attention to unfolding experience, motivated by the intention to respond for the benefit of oneself and others—is the key to a just and compassionate world. It is that clarity of intention and purpose that elevates any everyday skill into the spiritual realm of contentment, wisdom, gratitude, and happiness.

In a workshop suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, you will:

  • Use Buddha’s Eightfold Path of Practice as a template for approaching everyday mindfulness
  • Understand how your relationships, livelihood choices, ethics, contemplative practices, and study are all places in which you can apply mindfulness
  • Begin to dissolve the division between “spiritual practice” and “daily living.”

Move more confidently toward a mindful life full of compassion and contentment.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD

    Founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

    Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

    Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. She is a frequent contributor to Lion’s Roar, a magazine of contemporary Buddhist thought. Her teaching emphasizes the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.


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  • Why Attend
    • Infuse each day and all of your actions with more kindness, patience, and peace.

    • Come to more fully appreciate every hour of every day—and let your healing gratitude radiate out into the world.

    • A day full of spiritual practice, Sylvia says, “looks like a regular life, but inside, it feels transformative and I feel happier.”

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  • 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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