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A Special Gathering of Meditators and Spiritual Explorers

Learn, Stretch, Deepen, Grow

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Have you been trained in a method of meditation but your practice has lapsed and you want to rejuvenate it? Or, do you want to find a meditation practice that works best for you? This week, come together with fellow meditators to deepen your experience and reflect on the history and nuances of different meditation practices and the teachings on which they’re based.

This program is a chance to gather together—whether you learned to meditate 40 years or 40 days ago, and whether you have a steady practice or not.

The week consists of morning and afternoon yoga postures (asanas), focused breathwork (pranayama), and meditation, plus audio-visual presentations and discussions.

You will:

  • Connect/reconnect with the power of meditation by taking time for extended personal practice
  • Learn about the origins of different meditation practices in the context of traditional Indian philosophy and sacred texts
  • Reflect on your relationship to the practice and the tradition it’s rooted in, and deepen your understanding of the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of meditating
  • Tap into the power of doing yoga asanas and focused breathwork before meditation with Tulsi Bagnoli, a meditation teacher and certified yoga instructor, in simple classes for people at any level of experience.

Philip Goldberg and Dana Sawyer were made teachers by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970s, and became scholars and authors in related fields. They will share vital lessons from their decades of research and experience in meditation, and will facilitate respectful, inclusive, non-doctrinal conversations.
Bring an open heart and a curious mind to this special gathering of seekers and spiritual explorers.

This event is organized by Philip Goldberg and Dana Sawyer, and is not sponsored by or affiliated with any proprietary organization, or any owner or any licensee of any trademark to the terms “Transcendental Meditation.”
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Philip Goldberg | Dana Sawyer | Tulsi Bagnoli, MA

August 6-11, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$440 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Have you been trained in a method of meditation but your practice has lapsed and you want to rejuvenate it? Or, do you want to find a meditation practice that works best for you? This week, come together with fellow meditators to deepen your experience and reflect on the history and nuances of different meditation practices and the teachings on which they’re based.

This program is a chance to gather together—whether you learned to meditate 40 years or 40 days ago, and whether you have a steady practice or not.

The week consists of morning and afternoon yoga postures (asanas), focused breathwork (pranayama), and meditation, plus audio-visual presentations and discussions.

You will:

  • Connect/reconnect with the power of meditation by taking time for extended personal practice
  • Learn about the origins of different meditation practices in the context of traditional Indian philosophy and sacred texts
  • Reflect on your relationship to the practice and the tradition it’s rooted in, and deepen your understanding of the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of meditating
  • Tap into the power of doing yoga asanas and focused breathwork before meditation with Tulsi Bagnoli, a meditation teacher and certified yoga instructor, in simple classes for people at any level of experience.

Philip Goldberg and Dana Sawyer were made teachers by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970s, and became scholars and authors in related fields. They will share vital lessons from their decades of research and experience in meditation, and will facilitate respectful, inclusive, non-doctrinal conversations.
Bring an open heart and a curious mind to this special gathering of seekers and spiritual explorers.

This event is organized by Philip Goldberg and Dana Sawyer, and is not sponsored by or affiliated with any proprietary organization, or any owner or any licensee of any trademark to the terms “Transcendental Meditation.”

Faculty Bio

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Philip Goldberg

Philip Goldberg is an author, public speaker, and ordained interfaith minister who has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for nearly 50 years, with a particular emphasis on Hinduism, Vedanta, and yoga.

Trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as a Transcendental Meditation teacher in 1970, Philip helped establish Maharishi International University in the 1970s. He is a screenwriter and author or coauthor of 19 nonfiction books and one novel, and has penned numerous essays for magazines and websites.

Philip’s books include the award-winning American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation. A popular lecturer and workshop leader, he has spoken and taught at universities, retreat centers, yoga festivals, and other venues throughout the United States, India, and elsewhere.

He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Authors Guild, and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, and is cohost of the Spirit Matters podcast.

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Dana Sawyer

Dana Sawyer is professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and the author of two critically acclaimed spiritual biographies, one of Aldous Huxley and another of Huston Smith.

Early in his career he researched a sect of Hindu swamis descended from the philosopher of Advaita Vedanta Adi Shankara, which brought him to India 13 times, where he often lived in monasteries and meditated with the monks.

In graduate school, his interest broadened to include Buddhist and Zen practices. In 1975 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi made him a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He has written articles on a wide range of topics related to Hinduism, Buddhism, consciousness expansion, and mysticism for academic journals and numerous magazines, including Parabola, Tricycle, and Yoga Journal.

In addition to teaching in academia, Dana leads popular workshops at many centers of psychological, spiritual, and philosophical inquiry, including the Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center.

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Tulsi Bagnoli, MA

Tulsi Bagnoli is a fourth-generation meditator whose initiation into yoga and meditation came from her parents, who were teachers of Transcendental Meditation (TM).

From the age of four, she would sit with them for morning and evening sadhana (practice). At 20, she became a TM and hatha yoga teacher and continued to practice and teach while attending the Maharishi University of Management, where she completed a master’s degree in Vedic science with an emphasis in Sanskrit chanting.

Tulsi is a certified teacher in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, and for six months she taught and studied in India while completing a 300-hour Sattva Yoga teacher training in the foothills of the Himalayas. Deeply passionate about the roots of yoga, Tulsi conducts her classes based on each student’s need, so every class is a unique experience in self-exploration. She has been teaching yoga and meditation throughout the United States and India for more than a decade.

Why Attend

  • Immerse yourself in a week of practice and reignite your passion for meditation.

  • If you have been curious about meditation and haven’t known how to get started, come discover a practice that is right for you, while on a beautiful campus designed to support quiet time for reflection, self-inquiry, and personal growth.

  • Engage on a deeper level with meditation by taking time for extra practice, participating in relevant discussions, and reflecting on the significance of meditation in your life.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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