This Online Session Has Been Cancelled
Plus Online Session:
Sunday, June 28
1:00 p.m. EST
Join Tim Desmond for a free introductory session of guided meditations that help grow resilient self-compassion and teach you how to bring that quality into your everyday life.
There is a tremendous amount of suffering in the world. Yet many of us are motivated to leave things here in a better state than we found them.
Join Tim Desmond, an esteemed Buddhist philosopher and co-organizer of Occupy Wall Street, and discover a path toward embracing the beauty, pain, longing, and trauma of the here and now.
Based in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond’s longtime teacher, we practice sitting and walking meditation with an emphasis on embracing suffering with compassion. Desmond offers individualized, guided practices using Dialogue-Based Mindfulness Training.
Desmond shares his own life experiences, including childhood homelessness, decades of grassroots political organizing, and losing his wife to cancer—and tells how he learned to apply Buddhist teachings to emerge with inner strength, joyful resilience, and a deep understanding of human suffering.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure 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.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled.
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
Stay With Us
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).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25