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The Art and Science of Compassion, Mindfulness, Gratitude and Forgiveness, Big Sur, CA – SOLD OUT

September 6, 2015 - September 11, 2015

With Kristin Neff (Monday afternoon), Byron Katie, Daniel Siegel, Dacher Keltner, Fred Luskin, and Shauna Shapiro

This 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 and modern neuroscience, the group, will explore the transformative effects of a diverse array of meditative and contemplative practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion and forgiveness practices, mindful yoga, and experiential exercises. We will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives.

Each of the six faculty is an internationally recognized expert who brings a unique focus and perspective to the workshop. Each will present a full session on their area of expertise:

  • Kristin Neff will focus on self-compassion. Using discussion, meditation and experiential exercises, she will teach practical ways to help you be kind to yourself in daily life.  (Kristin will be presenting Monday morning)
  • Byron Katie will present on how to undo the damage of negative thoughts and allow the mind to return to its peaceful and creative nature
  • Daniel Siegel will speak on the central importance of compassion and insight in promoting the integration within our relationships and our brains that can be seen as the heart of well-being
  • Dacher Keltner will focus on the biological and evolutionary basis of prosocial emotions including compassion, awe, love, and gratitude
  • Fred Luskin will teach on the significance of forgiveness, for both self and others
  • Shauna Shapiro will explore the healing power of mindfulness and its vitally important role in rewiring our neural pathways to live a life of greater joy, health, and meaning


Sponsored by the Greater Good Science Center

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September 6, 2015
September 11, 2015
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