Retreats and Gatherings

February 13-15:
 Sharon Salzberg, Ali Smith and Atman Smith: Health and Healing: Contemplative Care for Caregivers

February 27- March 1: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Enlightened Leadership: Becoming a Force for Positive Change

April 9 - 12: Madeline Klyne, La Sarmiento, Eric Kolvig, PhD, and Jacoby Ballard: Embodying Presence in Our Lives: A Mindfulness Meditation Weekend for LGBTIQ Communities

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Health Healing

News & Blog Headlines

Huffington Post Live, January 23, 2015 at 12:45pm: Healing Communities Through Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Ali Smith, Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez

The Doctors Channel, January 22, 2015: How Can Your Patients Benefit from Palliative Care? Interview with Dr. Diane Meier

The Caregiver’s Voice, January 20, 2015: Caring for Caregivers Retreat by Sharon Salzberg

The Huffington Post, January 16, 2015: Being Mindful About Mindfulness by Robyn Brentano

MindBodyGreen, January 15, 2015: Caring For Others Is Hard Work. What Are You Going to Do About It? by Ali Smith

The Resource Innovation Group, January 13, 2015: The Urgent Need to Build Transformational Resilience by Bob Doppelt

Sharon Salzberg's blog, January 7, 2015: Meditation: The Key to Resilience in Caregiving by Sharon Salzberg

Chronogram, January 1: Daring to Be Silent by Wendy Kagan

Contemplative Teaching and Learning

CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

The program offers teachers tools and resources for reducing stress, preventing burnout, and re-invigorating their classrooms. 

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Climate, Mind and Behavior

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program connects new insights from cognitive, social and behavioral sciences about the drivers of human behavior with new thinking about climate, energy and sustainability solutions.

See videos: 2014 Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium.

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The CBR Project

The CBR Project fosters resilience among humanitarian aid professionals by giving them the tools they need to remain strong and thrive in their life and work.

CBR training is an experiential skill-builiding program that teaches the "ABCs" of building resilience: awareness, balance and connection.

"The capability of human life is beyond our imagination. What counts is the
human capacity to investigate and transform our own mind and the world around us
in a powerful and positive direction."  – Gelek Rimpoche