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April 26, 2019 12:00 am

LocationMarina Del Rey, CA
State / ProvinceCalifornia
Contact Phone Number(310) 474-2505
Contact Emailinfo@lifespanlearn.org
Event SponsorLifespan Learning Institute
More Informationlifespanlearn.org…

We are at a pivotal moment in our collective history in which the human mind & sense of self that emerges are changing the face of our living world. Sometimes moving rapidly between denial & despair, our often isolated efforts to make change in the world can lead us to feelings of frustration, fear, & futility. Yet working together, there is great hope. Insights into our mental life & how to cultivate it well — getting to know & empower our consciousness, emotions, beliefs, identity, relationships & behavior — can determine how life on this planet unfolds now & for generations to come.

Inspired by these basic ideas & the mind skills needed for an awakening of awareness to a larger belonging as a self integrated fully with the living world we share, this gathering of clinicians, contemplative practitioners, ecological activists, educators, religious leaders, scientists, & others, engages in direct conversations about how to harness the human capacity to direct cultural evolution for wise action toward a more compassionate & generative way of being is a pressing need in our contemporary culture.

Jon Kabat Zinn, Peter Senge, Mette Miriam Boell, Otto Sharmer, Diana Chapman Walsh, Jon Milton, Daniel Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Diane Ackerman, Bonnie Goldstein, Jessica Morey, Helen Weng, Larry Yang,  Sará King, Konda Mason, Orl&o Villarraga,  Paul Hawken, Richard Sneider, angel Kyodo williams, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rabbi Bradley Artson, offer a combination of deep experiential immersions with conceptual discussions & practical skill building based on wisdom practices from a range of cultures, bolstered by insights from science, this integrative conference offers a series of informative conversations & topical explorations that can nurture personal, professional & public resilience, cultivate well-being, & inspire ingenuity through strengthening the mind & integrating the experience of “self” as we develop effective & timely means for action in the world.