- Venue: Esalen Institute
- Date: March 29 - April 3, 2020
Science confirms what we already suspect—that connection to ourselves and others is one of life’s primary purposes and sources of meaning and contentment. However, the pace and goal-driven orientation of life today can obscure these precious endeavors. At the end of life, no one wishes they had bought nicer things or scanned more social media posts!
Our relationships with those we cherish and our contributions to the greater good are what matters. This workshop (re)unifies us with this core human need. Each day will begin with a reflective practice, leveraging silence, guided meditation and other means to illuminate core drivers of purpose. Afternoons will present structured science-based activities that explore the roots of happiness. Evenings will provide opportunity for peer-to-peer support and intention setting.
This workshop emerges from the vision of the Greater Good Science Center to use the science of well-being to foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Sessions will leverage this science to create a unique laboratory for skillful introspection and generative connection with others. Join this retreat if you are looking for an opportunity to press the pause button and take time out to deeply reflect on your life and intentions for your future.