1440 Luminary Faculty Definitions of Mindfulness:
SYLVIA BOORSTEIN — "Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it."
DAN SIEGEL— "Mindfulness in its most general sense is about waking up from a life on automatic and being sensitive to novelty in our everyday experiences. With mindful awareness the flow of energy and information that is our mind enters our conscious attention and we can both appreciate its contents and come to regulate its flow in a new way.
JON KABAT-ZINN — "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally."
SHARON SALZBERG — "Mindfulness isn't just about knowing that you're hearing something, seeing something, or even observing that you're having a particular feeling. It's about doing so in a certain way—with balance and equanimity, and without judgment. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in a way that creates space for insight."
Two guests that know each other or that are related may share a room, provided each guest is independently registered because all pricing is arranged on a per person package basis. Since all guests who stay at 1440 must be registered to learn, there are no options for anyone to share a room with you without being registered and paying the per person package price. If you are traveling alone, you may request a shared accommodation, which means 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate.
Guests who have a desired roommate are each required to register and request one another as roommates. Guests who have no preference can book a shared accommodation and will meet their roommate upon arrival to 1440. In most cases, whether sharing with someone you know or being paired with someone you don't know, you will all be utilizing a community hall (dorm-style) bathroom.