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Lotus Heart, Diamond Mind

The Way Out of Suffering

June 1 - 3, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

We often take refuge, and sometimes seek safety and happiness, in material things and sensual pleasures. But true happiness cannot come from outside. We must seek a reliable internal refuge—the way of true compassion and wisdom manifested in the lotus heart and diamond mind. Join Buddhist teacher and renowned author of Dharma Punx Noah Levine, MA, and yoga teacher and performing artist MC YOGI at this inspiring, insight-filled weekend workshop.

You will delve into the connection between yoga and meditation through vividly embodied practices with two of the most popular teachers of their generation. They will lead you through the core teachings of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths: acknowledging the suffering in life, seeing the causes of suffering, seeing that there is an end to suffering, and the path out of suffering—awakening to your deepest wisdom and compassion.

You will also explore:

  • Daily yoga practices and meditation sessions to open the seat of compassion, the lotus heart, and to tap into the insights of the diamond mind
  • Exercises in lovingkindness and compassion and in developing your own potential for awakening (Buddha), the path that leads to awakening (Dharma), and the community that supports us on the path (Sangha)
  • The opportunity to formally commit or recommit to the path of awakening.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Noah Levine, MA

    Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor

    Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor.

    He is creator of Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery. Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction.

    Utilizing Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process, Refuge Recovery includes peer-lead meetings worldwide, an annual conference, and the option of accessing the professional support and treatment of the Refuge Recovery Centers.

    Noah is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, and more than 20 affiliated groups across North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, holds a master‰’s degree in counseling psychology, and lives in Los Angeles.

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    MC YOGI

    World-renowned yoga teacher, musician, writer, performing artist

    From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming one of the most well-known and beloved yogis in the United States, MC YOGI is on a mission to bring good music and good energy into the world.

    He will be on tour throughout 2018 in support of his new memoir Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path, and he is recording a new album with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson.

    His last album, Ritual Mystical, is a collaboration with East Forest, and it reached number one on the iTunes electronic charts in August 2016. In 2015, his album Only Love Is Real, featuring guest performances from Matisyahu and Trevor Hall, debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Heatseekers list and number 24 on the iTunes hip-hop list.

    MC YOGI and his wife Amanda Giacomini (founder of the 10,000 Buddhas project) have taught yoga and performed to over half a million people worldwide.

     

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  • Why Attend
    • Strengthen your resilience during this retreat with Noah Levine and MC Yogi, who bring together the traditions of yoga and Buddhism and share similar life paths which led them to the Dharma of healing and awakening.

    • Experience liberation from suffering and tap into your inner source of happiness by taking refuge in yourself as a wise, compassionate being, rather than looking to outside sources for contentment.

    • Take home mindfulness-based meditation practices to guide you on a path of true wisdom, boundless compassion, and meditative awareness to experience more ease and freedom in your life.

  • Things to Know

    Program Schedule

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    Prerequisites

    None Required

    Experience Level

    None Required

  • 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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