Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian: Live Your Abundant Life Now at 1440 Multiversity

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Live Your Abundant Life Now

Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga

April 19 - 21, 2019

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

Rituals, rectitude, and riches: can spirituality and prosperity exist side by side? Join Ellen Grace O’Brian, a yogacharya in the tradition of Kriya Yoga and an award-winning author, for a weekend immersion in the yogic philosophy of artha—the universal life goal in which dharma and wealth unite for a meaningful life of higher purpose.

In this deep dive into meditative practices, yogic tradition, and the heart of fulfilled living, you’ll explore:

  • The spiritual law of wealth and how to apply it in all circumstances
  • Ten prospering promises—success formulas drawn from yoga philosophy and practice
  • Ways to cultivate the equanimity essential for success and happiness
  • How to meet obstacles as opportunities and reap the benefits they bring.

This retreat is a timely opportunity to discover how to thrive in all ways. What we do matters. We are powerful agents, not only of personal prosperity, but of essential social change and planetary healing, so that all may prosper as well. Discover the“jewel of abundance” in the treasure trove of Vedic wisdom—a time-tested formula for living a prosperous life without losing your soul along the way.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

    Spiritual teacher, author, devotional poet

    Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a meditation teacher, poet, writer, and the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga meditation center with headquarters in San Jose, California.

    She has taught Kriya Yoga nationally and internationally for more than three decades and has received several community service awards, including the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism from the Hindu American Foundation. Ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her message is “engaged enlightenment”—an invitation to live an awakened, creatively inspired, and fulfilled life, now.

    Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the founder of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence education project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society.

    Her work on behalf of interfaith cooperation includes several years of service as vice chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and chair of their Partner Cities Program, supporting global collaboration between interfaith groups in cities around the world. She is the founder and president of Meru Institute, providing healthy lifestyle education and leadership training in yoga studies, Ayurveda, and community service. She holds a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in transpersonal counseling.

    Yogacharya O’Brian’s published works include Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life and Living for the Sake of the Soul, as well as three volumes of poetry including the award-winning 2017 release: The Moon Reminded Me. She is editor of Enlightenment Journal and host of The Yoga Hour, a weekly podcast with listeners in over 130 countries. Her latest book, The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, was recently published by New World Library.

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  • Why Attend
    • Heal the perceived gap between spirituality and prosperity and boldly embrace your full potential.

    • Access the riches of Indian philosophy as Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian unpacks Vedic wisdom in an accessible and inspiring way.

    • The word artha translates as “meaning, sense, goal, purpose, or essence.” Gather instruction for true fulfillment and spiritual awakening so you can practice your way to a more purposeful and prosperous life.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Program Schedule:

    April 19 Friday

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner

    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Opening Program Session


    April 20 Saturday

    7:00 – 7:45 am Morning Meditation

    7:45 – 9:00 am Breakfast

    10:00– 12:00 Morning Session

    12:00 – 2:00pm Lunch

    3:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Session

    7:00 – 8:30 Evening Session


    April 21 Sunday

    7:00 – 7:45 am Morning Meditation

    7:45 – 9:00 am Breakfast

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Program Session

    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch



    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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