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The One Life We’re Given

Finding Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart

June 1 - 3, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$370 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Perhaps our greatest shared desire is to make the most of our time in this world—to fully live the one life we’re given. To do so, we must learn when to exert effort and when to let go. To know joy, we must love everything in the way.

Join poet, philosopher, and influential spiritual teacher Mark Nepo for a weekend workshop to deepen your conversation with life—with all its obstacles, joys, victories, and challenges. Based on Mark’s beloved book, The One Life We’re Given, this experience of self-study is designed to help you more truly inhabit this one life by getting closer to life, loving what you do, finding what can last, and being kind and useful. Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will guide you toward the inherent wisdom that waits in your heart. During this immersive weekend, you will:

  • Learn how to make good use of your heart’s guidance in times of trouble
  • Move toward awakened wisdom that already lies within you
  • Understand how sincerity and wise effort help us to survive and thrive
  • Discover how hard work and authenticity can point you toward a life with meaning and grace.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Mark Nepo

    Spiritual guide and philosopher

    Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has been teaching poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. He inspired readers and seekers worldwide with his #1 New York Times best seller, The Book of Awakening, and has been called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time. Mark has published 19 books and recorded 14 audio projects, and his books have been translated into more than 20 languages. His latest books include The One Life We’re Given and Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living.

    Of his journey, Mark reflects that a near-fatal fight against cancer in his thirties inspired his devotion to the heart and made him “committed to introducing fellow seekers to their own gifts and their own wisdom, which always leads us to the mystery that we are more together than alone.”

    Mark has been widely interview and featured in the media, including several appearances with Oprah Winfrey on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday program and on Good Morning America, where he was interviewed by Robin Roberts. He was also part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014. Mark received a Life-Achievement Award from AgeNation in 2015, and in 2016 he was named by Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.

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  • Why Attend
    • Experience the paradigm-shifting guidance of a world-renowned teacher who has been living and teaching the path of spirituality for decades.

    • Even those with an established spiritual or meditation practice will find life-changing insights in fully committing to a heart-guided way of living.

    • Reframe your perspective on your personal obstacles and surprises: not as barriers between you and joy, but as guideposts leading toward the fullest life possible.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday, June 1
    7:30 – 9:00 PM
    Saturday, June 2
    9 am -12 PM
    1:30 – 4:30 PM
    Sunday, June 3
    8:30 – 11:30 am


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Bring a journal.

  • 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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