The Science of Practice
We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread in individual lives and institutions, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic presence, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, and increased resilience and well-being.
This immersion provides a special opportunity for those who are interested in or currently using mindfulness in professional settings to dive into practice and share space with one of the pioneers who brought these practices to the United States, Sharon Salzberg.
Sharon is one of America’s most well-known Buddhist meditation teachers and authors, and this week she is joined by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, whose insight into the scientific background of these practices will inspire you with astounding evidence-based information highlighting the profound effects of mindfulness.
You will experience new levels of self-awareness, happiness, and connection as you learn:
- The scientific underpinnings of mindfulness
- Classical descriptions and meanings of mindfulness
- A range of practices
- The relationship between methods of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion
- Practical ways to share this work as educators, clinicians, researchers, and those in the helping professions.
Experience the sweetness and ease of daily formal meditation practice (both insight and loving-kindness), meetings with the teachers, talks, guidance, and extended periods of silence. Gain confidence in your capacity to share mindfulness in your own workplace or community. Return home feeling rejuvenated, re-inspired, and recommitted to setting time aside each day for silence.
Reset your nervous system, replenish your energy levels, soothe your heart, sharpen your mind, and nourish your body with a week dedicated to your self-care on all levels.
Substantiate your experiential knowledge of the benefits of mindfulness with cutting-edge scientific discoveries.
Expand your knowledge of the MBSR curriculum with a deeper understanding of its philosophy and practices.
Things to Know
Download a sample schedule.
Open to anyone with a basic formal mindfulness practice who is interested in or already applying mindfulness in professional settings.
What to Wear
Comfortable, loose fitting clothes appropriate for extended periods of meditation.
“Why is it so hard to pay attention, or is it? Mindfulness, the factors of awakening and reward-based learning.” Mindfulness 4: 75-80. Brewer, J. A., Davis, J. H., Goldstein, J. (2013)
Special Interest to
Anyone applying mindfulness in professional life, such as educators, clinicians, and researchers engaged in mindfulness-based approaches
Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $1,265
Standard double: from $1,160
Traditional: from $1,370
Suite: from $2,350
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Massage and other healing arts harmonize the mind, body and spirit, while integrating your experience.
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