Join us for our limited time Discovery Weekends


The Liberating Power of Mindfulness

March 9 - 11, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Find yourself on autopilot? In our busy modern life, opportunities to engage in deep and sustained self-inquiry are rare—inquiry that revolutionizes your understanding of self and transforms how you exist in the world.

Join seasoned meditator and dharma teacher Will Kabat-Zinn for an intensive yet lighthearted approach to mindfulness practice. Step away from the business of your day-to-day, quiet your restlessness, and look deeply into the nature of your experience in order to give rise to new ways of living, breathing, and being.

This immersive weekend retreat will include alternating periods of guided sitting, walking, and moving meditation, with an emphasis on bringing vivid awareness into each moment.

You will receive:

  • Specific and systematized instructions for evolving and expanding your meditation practice
  • Teachings on the principles and applications of mindfulness
  • Opportunities for questions and dialogue on meditation philosophy and technique
  • Support in navigating the territory of your mind and heart.

It takes a sincere commitment to show up as you are. Mindfulness is your vehicle for waking up here and now and for looking at life with clarity, fearlessness, and insight.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Will Kabat-Zinn

    Meditator, teacher, and dharma ally

    Will Kabat-Zinn is a mindfulness and meditation teacher whose passion is to help people wake up to their own deepest nature.  Will spent close to a decade in and out of silent retreat, primarily in the Insight Meditation tradition and was deeply influenced by his time with the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma and Chan Master Sheng-Yen.

    Will has taught meditation to diverse populations including neuroscientists at the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, incarcerated youth in the South Bronx, Rikers Island, and Oakland, and business and technology leaders in Silicon Valley. Together with his wife Teresa Will developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum for parents as part of a long-term study on stress and cell aging at University of California, San Francisco.

    Will is a member of the Spirit Rock teacher’s council and Board of Directors, ands leads a weekly meditation group in Berkeley,  He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.

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  • Why Attend
    • Step away from the hustle and grind of everyday life and reap the benefits of a long and sustained practice of self-inquiry so you are less prone to running on habit, distraction, and compulsion.

    • Come into deeper alignment with your own values so your choices and actions more consistently arise from a place of meaningful and profound intention.

    • Deepen your meditation practice in a supportive and relaxed environment—Will's teaching combines a deep experiential knowledge with a certain lightness that comes from not taking oneself or one's mind too seriously.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes

  • 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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