Calming the Mind and Opening the Heart

The Practice and Science of Meditation

Richard Davidson, Myoshin Kelley

September 15-17, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

We live in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex world that can be very stressful and challenging, with many negative consequences, including on our health, our outlook, and our relationships.

In the midst of this, meditation offers a reliable way to help us find a sense of well-being, inviting us to open our hearts and training us to meet life with less anxiety, fear, and suffering.

This weekend, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, an award-winning research professor of psychology and psychiatry who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, teams up with meditation teacher Myoshin Kelley for a workshop that introduces you to simple meditation practices to calm and stabilize the mind and cultivate caring, compassion, and kindness.

Dr. Davidson will also share inspiring presentations based on his years of neuroscientific research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying emotional well-being, meditation, and contemplative practices.

You will learn:

  • The results of the most cutting-edge scientific research on neuroplasticity and epigenetics demonstrating the positive impact of contemplative practices on the mind, brain, body, and behavior
  • Simple step-by-step instructions in meditation, including body-based, thought-based, and heart-based approaches
  • Practical advice for establishing—and enjoying—a daily practice of meditation for lifelong well-being.

In addition to feeling rested and rejuvenated, you will leave this weekend with a solid understanding of the effects of meditation to help you create, sustain, and deepen your own meditation practice and experience benefits in all areas of life.

Why Attend?

  • Broaden your understanding of and experience with meditation with a variety of practices supported by scientific research to enhance overall well-being.

  • Gain new skills to relax your mind, increase your focus, and access greater wisdom.

  • Experience deeper connections in all of your relationships by expanding your capacity for compassion.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Joy of Living, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

    The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Richard J. Davidson and Sharon Begley

Program Faculty

Davidson_RichieRichard Davidson

Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is the New York Times best-selling coauthor of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and the William James and…


Myoshin_Kelley-2015hs-webMyoshin Kelley

Myoshin Kelley first began meditating in 1975 and has since practiced under the guidance of several renowned meditation teachers in all three…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700

Taxes apply.

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