A collaboration between UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (IBME).
This online retreat will include periods of:
The small group Zoom sessions, facilitated by staff, will be organized by age --with teens grouped together with other teens as on teen retreats, young adults with other young adults, and so forth.
Teachers and staff for this retreat include UCLA MARC's Associate Director Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D.; Jessica Morey, Executive Director of IBME; as well as Cara Lai, Sara Shapouri, Enrique Collazo, and others with extensive experience teaching with this retreat model in residential settings. We feel an online adaption last week offered for Harvard students was a resounding success, combining the right amount of solitary meditation with supported social connection (even at a distance). We are excited to be able to offer a retreat in this form for all ages.
You should let your family and friends know what you are doing, but this retreat will NOT require complete isolation from them as on normal silent meditation retreats. We encourage as much separation as possible from the use of technology other than for the purposes of the retreat, but we will devote a small amount of time each day, as a group, to practice mindfully checking the news and our personal messages (for those who wish to do so).
Friday + Saturday
Sunday - Final morning
Dates: Thursday, March 26, 5pm PST - Sunday, March 29, noon PST
There are three categories of updated costs:
We remain deeply committed to equity and accessibility and with this in mind have multiple payment tiers. We do invite you to contact us ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can not afford the minimum fee and want to participate. We are asking for a registration payment for this retreat for two reasons. The first is to create a solid container of commitment and community from participants. In this way we can have consistent small groups, structured workshops and a sense of practice community in our virtual meditation hall. The second is so that we can financially support staff mentors who are committing a significant amount of time and energy to hold the container of the retreat.
Gather with people from around the world to explore the critical roles mindfulness and compassion can play in elevating your leadership, improving your workplace, and transforming society.
Learn from 50+ speakers including mindfulness and compassion champions, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg and Rick Hanson, plus leaders from Google, Disney, UK Parliament, Harvard University, Ford Foundation, UCLA, and many more organizations.
The Summit has four areas of focus:
Discover what others are doing that's working in leadership, in workplaces of all sizes, and in society, including in schools, health care, community life, social activism, and much more.
Come to learn and get inspired, to connect with each other and collaborate, to feel that you belong to a community of folks who care as much as you do about living more consciously.
Dates: June 4-6, 2020
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