Dive into the mysterious heart of practice with meditation teacher and award-winning writer Jeff Warren, coauthor of the best seller Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.
During this retreat we explore how mindfulness and meditation “work” from the inside and how to recognize what core attentional skills are being trained, so we can develop them in both sitting and in life. We also learn what it means to be our own teacher, able to adapt our meditation to fit our own unique circumstances and nervous system.
Warren teaches that meditation can be ridiculously helpful, and it doesn’t have to look anything like the stereotypes, nor do we need to buy into a particular worldview to enjoy its benefits and perspective. We experience sitting meditation and discussion, as well as movement and nature excursions to keep the energy moving and the body limber. We learn to make a practice our own by finding an object, a style, and an approach that works for us.
This retreat is designed for total beginners as well as more experienced practitioners.
Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler
Faculty also asks that you bring comfortable clothes with you to the course.
|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.
The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.
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.
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