The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything.
Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and learn experiential methods for relaxing the contracted sense of self and resting in resilient well-being at the front edge of now.
This mainly silent, vipassana-style retreat will include guided practices, talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga and movement, small group meetings, and Q&A sessions. We’ll explore plausible ways to strengthen the neural circuitry of these seven steps of awakening:
This is an ambitious program that takes seriously the upper reaches of human potential taught by the great sages, and engages the underlying causes of these profound states of mind in the living body.
Prerequisite: As this is a serious, experientially intense retreat, all participants must have previous participation in a 7+ day meditation retreat. Additionally, this retreat is not appropriate for those who are vulnerable to psychotic or dissociative experiences.
Cost: $450 + 9 nights lodging (see Shambhala website for options)
Scholarships: Ten scholarship seats will be available for this retreat. Please click here for more information and to apply. As scholarships are limited, please apply early.