Internet to the Inner-Net

Practices and Perspectives for Life and Work

Professional Development - Leadership

Mirabai Bush, Gopi Kallayil

May 26-28, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

The Internet connects us—and sometimes overwhelms us. Most of us have forgotten that the most important technology is within us—our brain, body, and consciousness. By tapping these inner resources, we can become better listeners, communicators, and problem solvers.

One of the great revelations of our time is that we do not need to withdraw from the outer world in order to create a peaceful space in our inner world; we can have successful careers, loving families, and active lives while incorporating practices that keep us connected to the natural intelligence within.

In this weekend retreat, Mirabai Bush and Gopi Kallayil, MBA, will offer practices and perspectives adopted by leading companies, such as Google.

You will learn:

  • Contemplative practices for increasing clarity, focus, and compassion in your working and personal life
  • Emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills for the workplace to enhance mental fitness, reduce stress responses, and improve communication
  • How top companies bring mindfulness, yoga, and emotional intelligence into the workplace and the formula for you to do the same.

Through this exploration, you will discover that you can recover from adversity more easily, create new possibilities, and lead organizations to flourish.

Tune into your inner technology and bring empowered connection into everything you do.

Faculty Bio

Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush is cofounder and former executive director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage contemplative awareness in American life in order to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society.

She has designed and led mindfulness trainings for corporations such as Hearst and Google and developed programs in contemplative practice for journalists, lawyers and judges, higher-education faculty, environmental leaders, social-justice activists, and the army.

She studied with many contemplative teachers, including Neem Karoli Baba, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Kanai Sensei, and others. She is a coauthor, with Ram Dass, of Compassion in Action; author of the CD and e-book Working with Mindfulness; editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live; and, most recently, coauthor of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education.

Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil is Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google, helping grow customer brands through digital marketing.

Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture-funded startups. He has also led information-technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the United States.

Gopi earned his bachelor‰’s degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and received MBAs from the Indian Institute of Management and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

An avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, and global traveler, as well as a Burning Man devotee, he has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, the World Peace Festival, and Wisdom 2.0.

He is host of Change Makers, a public-access TV show in which he interviews people who are making a change, making a difference, and making an impact. He is also author of The Internet to the Inner-net.

Why Attend

  • Enhance your connection to your most creative and lucid ideas; maintain equilibrium while managing a full schedule; and find positive solutions to challenges as they arise.

  • Find out how to incorporate mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills into all aspects of your life.

  • Create more success, happiness, and ease in all aspects of your life through practical skills that increase your resilience, self-awareness, and overall well-being.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Internet to the Inner-Net, Gopi Kallayil


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.*

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

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