Krishna Das|Sharon Salzberg: Heart of Devotion at 1440 Multiversity

Join Dr. Dan Siegel and Elissa Epel at Cultivating Stress Resilience, Sept 20–22.

Heart of Devotion

Heart of Devotion

Bhakti and Buddhist Practices with Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg

November 16 - 18, 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>

Registration Closed

Program Description

Reach into your heart, open it up, and break free of the limiting beliefs and expectations of love we all carry. The risk of becoming vulnerable is less than the risk of becoming separate from your most authentic life and dearest loved ones.

Join two longtime friends and colleagues, Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg, for an immersive and in-depth weekend on how to create a spacious balance of mind that will nurture a more direct, experiential relationship with love of all kinds.

With a lifetime of experience promoting a greater capacity for love, rooted in their own ancient traditions, these world-renowned teachers will guide you with practical tools and techniques. Learn to distinguish between the skillful habits that lead to greater awareness and deeper connection, and the unskillful habits that reinforce our fearfulness and sense of separation.

This straightforward, honest, and joyful retreat includes:

  • Call and response mantra chanting practice
  • Periods of both teaching and discussion
  • Guided mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation
  • Time for questions and answers.

This program is suitable for new or experienced practitioners of meditation or chant—everyone is welcome to connect with deep insight and humor together.

Read More
  • Faculty Bio
    Krishna Das

    World-renowned spiritual teacher and chant artist

    In 1994, Krishna Das started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC. Over the years, he continued chanting, developing his signature style, fusing traditional kirtan of the East with Western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities. The audiences have been ever growing. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das—known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD—has been called yoga’s “rock star.”  He has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling Western chant artist of all time.

    KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaj-ji, of his life on the Path, and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops.

    KD has released 14 well received albums, including Live Ananda (released January 2012) that was nominated for a Grammy® in the Best New Age album category.

    In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, California, and was streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide, and is available on DVD everywhere.

    In 2014 the Kirtan Wallah Foundation was formed. This 501(c)3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, lovingly called Maharaj-ji, his teachings can be summed up by his saying:

    ‘Love Everyone. Serve Everyone. Remember God.”

    View Bio Page
    Sharon Salzberg

    Vipassana meditation teacher and author

    Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and a New York Times best-selling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

    Sharon is the cofounder of the first Western meditation center in the United States: the Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, Massachusetts.

    She has authored 10 books, including the New York Times best seller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

    Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast, Metta Hour, with over 70 episodes.

    View Bio Page
  • Why Attend
    • Learn about yourself on the deepest level and strip away layers of conditioning, habit, and fear, to access a larger understanding of love.

    • Quiet the mind and let the heart open to free you from who you think you are, and connect to love—that most profound truth and compass.

    • Let go of feelings that you are fundamentally separate from others and from life in order to choose heart-centered, love-based actions and interactions.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:30 pm

    Opening, meditation, & kirtan with Krishna Das & Sharon Salzberg


    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9:00 am

    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 12 pm Meditation and talk with Sharon Salzberg

    12pm-2 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:30 pm Meditation & chanting with Krishna Das & Sharon Salzberg

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30pm – 9:30 pm Kirtan with Krishna Das and Band

    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am

    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:30am – 11:30 am

    Closing with Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.



    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.


    View Accommodations
  • Related Programs