Date & Time
Big Sur, CA
The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Awe
This property-wide workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom with modern science, you will learn powerful practices that can help increase connection, compassion, gratitude and awe for ourselves, each other and our world.
You will learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers a hopeful message: that we can change and reshape our brain at any moment in our lives. What this means is that it is never too late to transform ourselves and our world.
We will explore scientific theories that deepen our understanding of the fundamental interdependence with all things — and use this new understanding to take clear actions in the world that lead to the collective healing of our planet. We will immerse ourselves Esalen’s natural beauty, allowing nature to guide and support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens and open ourselves to the serenity and wisdom of the natural world.
This workshop will deepen connections with the larger web of life with the intention of taking the knowledge and insights gained during our time together back into the world to help heal our individual and collective lives, as well as our planet.
Be prepared for unexpected beauty and delight.
Special guest teachers include: Juna Mustad on mindful anger; Caroline Welch on the three Ps of mindfulness; and Molly O’Neil on awe writing.