Workshop

Convergence

Oct 15 - Oct 22 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Convergence stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,500; $1,100; or $800.

To register, please call 877.944.2002.

During the last 38 years Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) have spread exponentially. Mindfulness is now being integrated into medicine, health care, psychology and education and a wide range of other social institutions including law, criminal justice, business and leadership. In parallel, it is a focus of systematic research in medicine, healthcare, neuroscience, experiential learning theory, and workplace and organizational behavior.

Yet, as this interest in mindfulness expands, there is a gap in understanding regarding the origins, ethos, ethics, and heart of mindfulness as they are implicitly and explicitly expressed in MBSR. Through the doorway of meditative awareness we’ll explore these domains while looking deeply into the causes of human distress, our resources for transformation and greater well-being, and the convergence of contemplative practice, science, and the democratic spirit of participation embodied in MBSR.

Embedded in seven days of silence, through ongoing practice and evening talks we will explore the universal qualities of mindfulness and their expression in contemporary, non-sectarian settings. Grounded in the spirit of warmth, curiosity and befriending, this retreat is an intensive immersion in wakefulness cultivated through sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement and yoga, and group and individual meetings with the retreat teachers. Emphasis will be placed on intimacy with the body, mind, and heart and the recognition of our innate courage, clarity, kindness, and insight.

This retreat requires no adherence to a particular faith tradition. It is suitable for those seeking an in-depth immersion in silence and mindfulness that is supported by a community of practice, as well as anyone teaching or aspiring to teach MBSR, other MBPs, and/or mindfulness in a range of institutional and social settings. It fulfills one of the silent retreat requirements for becoming a Certified MBSR Teacher through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and Oasis Institute.

Attendance at this retreat does not constitute authorization by Saki F. Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer, or Bob Stahl to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Participants will be able to:

  • Practice mindfulness meditation
  • Explore the foundational underpinnings of MBSR and other MBPs
  • Recognize the importance of embodying these foundational underpinnings when teaching MBSR
  • Discuss dimensions of personal practice with the retreat teachers
  • Utilize mindfulness meditation in your personal and professional life
  • Participate in and contribute to a community of mindfulness-based professionals

Scholarships: The application deadline for this program has passed.

More Information

This workshop begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

Please note that there may be periods of time outside of normal workshop hours when silence will be expected of class participants.

Florence Meleo-Meyer is also teaching Mindfulness Tools and a 7-day MBSR professional training.

Schedule

Please note this course begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and has a special schedule with extensive extended hours. There may also be periods of time outside of normal workshop hours when silence will be expected of class participants.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded seven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in ...
  • Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is the executive director of the Center for Mind ...
  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, coauthor of The MBSR Workbook for Anxiety

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Convergence Retreat

$ 1500.00

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1645.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1883.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1330.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1456.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1589.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1176.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1036.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1001.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1015.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 791.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 658.00

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

Scholarships

Scholarship

Convergence Silent MBSR Retreat

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