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The Attention Revolution

Getting Mindfulness Right

June 18 - 23, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Join internationally renowned scholar and author B. Alan Wallace, PhD, for a dynamic immersion exploring the cultivation of exceptional levels of mental health and well-being.

An innovative thinker and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, Dr. Wallace’s expertise lies in the integration of Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance our understanding of the mind.

This week, you will experience a multifaceted workshop deeply rooted in Buddhist theory and practice. You will gain powerful perspectives and skills for creating meaningful aspirations; develop an inner sense of ease, stillness, and clarity; and enhance your emotional intelligence, maturity, and resilience.

Through a combination of enlightening lectures and teachings, a variety of meditation practices, reflection, and group discussions, you will learn:

  • How to cultivate the four kinds of mental balance: conative, attentional, cognitive, and emotional
  • Meditative practices for balance, clarity, and inspiration
  • Wisdom from multiple traditions and sages, including Socrates, Thomas Aquinas, and William James.

Dr. Wallace, ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk by the Dalai Lama, is one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West and brings deep experience and applied skills to his teaching.

Through an integrated combination of theory and meditative practices, you will take home a conceptual understanding of timeless wisdom, as well as your own new, experiential insight.

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  • Faculty Bio
    B. Alan Wallace, PhD

    Scholar of Tibetan Buddhism

    B. Alan Wallace is the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He has taught Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including the Dalai Lama.

    Weaving an academic career with periods of time in retreat, Alan is a dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

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  • Why Attend
    • Gain skills to cultivate mental balance and experience clarity, focus, and equilibrium on a daily basis in your life and work.

    • Expand your experience with and understanding of meditation through practices that develop various aspects of mental well-being.

    • Uncover deeper meaning and purpose in life through timeless wisdom that provides keys to successfully navigating contemporary human experience.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

    Prerequisites

    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothing

  • 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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