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October 2, 2020—October 11, 2020

Neurodharma: A 10-day Experiential Exploration of the Deepest Roots of the Highest Happiness

The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything.  Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and learn experiential methods for relaxing the contracted sense of self and resting in resilient well-being at the front edge of now.  

This mainly silent retreat will include guided practices, talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga and movement, small group meetings, and Q&A sessions. We’ll explore plausible ways to strengthen the neural circuitry of these seven steps of awakening:  

Steadying the mind 
Warming the heart 
Resting in fullness 
Enjoying wholeness 
Receiving nowness 
Opening into allness 
Finding timelessness    

This is an ambitious program that takes seriously the upper reaches of human potential taught by the great sages, and engages the underlying causes of these profound states of mind in the living body.  

Prerequisite: As this is a serious, experientially intense retreat, all participants must have previous participation in a 7+ day meditation retreat. Additionally, this retreat is not appropriate for those who are vulnerable to psychotic or dissociative experiences.


Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s been an invited speaker at Google, NASA, Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. 

NB: There will be three other teachers for this retreat, not yet determined.

Registration Options

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
Total Fees by Room Choice.