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Disconnect to Connect

A Mindfulness Weekend for the Tech immersed

December 15 - 17, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

We’re all familiar with the saying, “Don’t just sit there, do something!” But where is all this “doing” getting us?

In this fast-paced digital age, where we are inundated with a constant stream of information, it is easy to get distracted and forget who we really are. This sense of busyness can impact our work, health, and personal relationships.

Apple cofounder and meditator, Steve Jobs said that when your mind is calm, “your intuition starts to blossom, and you start to see things more clearly, and be in the present more.”

Soren Gordhamer, founder of Wisdom 2.0, the premier gathering exploring living mindfully in the digital age, takes his cue from Jobs in this weekend of mindfulness for those in the tech industry.

You will:

  • Unhook from your phone
  • Learn mindfulness practices to connect with your mind, body, and heart
  • Begin to listen to your inner wisdom as it guides you to see things more clearly
  • See what you discover when you connect with yourself, others, and nature
  • Engage in practices that combat stress, anxiety, and burnout.

This weekend is geared toward those who work in tech or spend most of their day with technology. No previous experience is necessary.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Soren Gordhamer

    Founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 conference

    Soren Gordhamer works with individuals and groups on living with greater mindfulness and purpose in our technology-rich age. He is founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 conference, and the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected, one of the first books to explore living with mindfulness and wisdom within the context of technology.

    As project director for Richard Gere’s public charity, Healing the Divide, he organized The Healing through Great Difficulty conference with the Dalai Lama. Soren has been featured in GQ magazine and on He has taught mindfulness programs to a variety of groups around the world, including youth in New York City’s juvenile halls, trauma workers in Rwanda, teachers in Nigeria, and employees at Google.

    Soren spent a year walking through parts of the United States, India, Pakistan, and Japan as a part of the Global Walk for a Livable World. He later founded The Lineage Project, a New York City-based nonprofit that offers awareness-based practices to at-risk and incarcerated teens.


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  • Why Attend
    • Take time to unplug from your phone, be present, and learn practical tools rooted in timeless wisdom.

    • Experience a new sense of joy, creativity, and confidence through the modern-day application of evidence-based mindfulness exercises.

    • Meet other professionals looking to discover a more balanced way to work and live.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Recommended Reading

    Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected, Soren Gordhamer.

  • 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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