1397395_422650874527374_232657294_oFrom time to time we offer retreats and workshops that are open to the public.   The partial list of recent and upcoming programs offers a glimpse of the nature of themes and topics we are invited to explore with communities around the globe.  If you are interested in inviting us to offer a special workshop or retreat for your community or organization, please contact us to explore the possibilities.

 

North American Learning Expedition

A Rare Opportunity to Study and Practice in Depth

With Michelle and Joel Levey
August 2017 through August 2018

In response to the success of our recent Learning Expeditions in Europe, and inspired by the potent challenges+opportunities img_5522of these times
- we are moved by the requests of dear friends and colleagues to offer a Learning Expedition in North America beginning this summer.

This Learning Expedition will offer a rare opportunity to connect and reflect more deeply with us over time in an intimate learning environment enriched by the inspiration of fellow explorers who are curious and passionate about exploring the profound interphase of contemplative science, personal awakening, professional development, and creatively compassionate social transformation.   Info and Registration:

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision.
 The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” ~Teilhard de Chardin

Watch for information on the 2018 U.K/European Learning Expedition to be posted soon!

 

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Global Summit on Happiness Science

World Government Summit

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With Michelle and Joel Levey

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August 29 – September 3, 2018 ~ Orcas Island, WA. USA

Meditation, Nature, & Community: Annual Summer Retreat in the beautiful San Juan Islands

 

 

September 2018 – Bhutan Dharma Adventure with the Leveysbhutan2

Watch for more information on this coming soon.

Meanwhile – for information – contact:  Heather at http://www.pontetravels.com

 

October 13-15, 2018 ~ American Society for Anesthesiology Annual Conference~ San Francisco

Getting to the Heart of Medicine: Resilience, Mindfulness, and Compassion

 

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A sampling of past programs are listed below:

 

October 28, 2017 ~ Seattle ~ 9:30 – 5:30

The Heart of the Bodhisattva Tradition

Teachings with Dza Kilung Rinpoche and the Leveys

Hosted by EastWest Books

 

October 29, 2017 ~ Snohomish ~ 10 to 4

Living in Balance in Turbulent Times

at Angel Arms and Yoga Circle Studio (Hosted by Mayor Guzak)

 

 

October 4, 2017 ~ Reus, Spain  

How can we integrate diversity to build thriving and harmonious communities and cities?  

Organized by Hub Co-evolucio

 

 

October 5, 2017 ~ Reus, Spain  

The Future of Leadership: Creativity, Compassion, and Wisdom at Work  

Organized by Trinxat

 

 

11 February 2017 ~ Dubai  Global Happiness Summit wgs                                                                                  

12-14 February 2017 ~ Dubai  World Government Summit    

Special Session from Leveys “The Future of Leadership in VUCA Times” 

 

Leveys European Learning Expedition

Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
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November 2-4 – Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action Conference: Now More Than Ever: Critical Skills for Courageous Organizations

“Teach Them Courage”: Insights for Today’s Leaders from the U.S. Army’s Jedi Warrior Training Jedi Men circleProgram

Presented by Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

 

The U.S. Army’s acclaimed and once secret Ultimate Warrior Training Program (aka “Jedi Warrior”) was Joel-Michelle-Levey-thumb-1600xauto-3908described by West Point leaders as, “the most exquisite orchestration of human technology we have ever seen,” and by founders of Esalen as, “the most intensive leadership and human development program in modern times.”  This organizational learning laboratory distilled methods with great relevance for leaders in complex, high-stakes systems seeking deeper wisdom, resilience, mindful presence, personal mastery, collective creative intelligence, fierce compassion and courage. Core principles and transformation skills from this intensive training will be shared with emphasis on applications in the world of work.

 

May 11, 2017 ~ Tarragona, Spain

Seminar on Contemplative Science Research

CEICS – Campus d’Exceliencia Internacional

Universidad Rovira I Virgili

 

 

15 – 19 May 2017 ~ Near Bath, England

Mind-Lab Mindfulness Retreat with Leveys

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We are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to join us for a mindfulness retreat in the beautiful British countryside with world-renowned mindfulness pioneers Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey.This 5-Day retreat is a teacher led mindfulness retreat intended to explore and deepen personal practice. It is suitable for both mindfulness practitioners and teachers. It will draw on the practices and teachings in Mindfulness, Meditation and Drive_in_the_Autumn-1Mind-fitness. There will be guided practices, talks, and opportunity to ask questions and discuss. Importantly, this retreat provides the chance to step out of our busy lives and have the space and quiet to think, reflect and learn. For those who wish, daily yoga sessions will be available and led by a fully qualified yoga teacher.

VENUE: The Ammerdown Centre is set in idyllic Somerset countryside and is easily accessed being located 12 miles from Bath.HelenaRoseTalk.JPG
Accommodation: single en-suite rooms.
Catering: Food is freshly prepared every day on the premises, with a strong emphasis on organic food and on products sourced locally. Specialist diets such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free can be catered for.  http://www.ammerdown.org

TEACHERS: Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey are founders of Wisdom at Work and are based in Seattle and Hawaii. They work with organisations and communities both in the USA and internationally to inspire people in these turbulent and rapidly changing times to deepen their wisdom, curiosity, compassion, resilience, and creativity.
They are pioneers in the field and bring an unparalleled level of expertise having started in the 1970s to bring mindfulness and contemplative science into mainstream business, medicine, higher education, sports, and government arenas.
Over the past 40 years they have worked extensively with thousands of leaders and hundreds of organisations around the globe Joel&MichellePhotoWindow3developing, implementing programmes and contributing to research. Clients include: NASA, World Bank, Google, Intel, NHS, NIH, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, U.S. Army Special Forces, World Business Academy, Stanford Research Institute and MIT, to name a few. The Leveys also serve as faculty members at University of Minnesota Medical School where they teach a special program on Mindfulness, Contemplative Science, and Clinical Practice.
The Dalai Lama has supported their work and they are authors of numerous published works including: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind-Fitness; Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; and Wisdom at Work. Their expertise was sought in the UK to act as advisors for the Mindfulness All-Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and they are currently acting as consultants within the field of healthcare.
They have a thriving community of practitioners built from their programmes, teachings and retreats. It is a privilege for us to be able to offer this retreat with such eminent and wise teachers.  http://www.wisdomatwork.com/mindfulnesspioneers/
EARLY BIRD OFFER:   Book by 1st March and receive an Early bird offer of free membership for one year of MindLab’s PracticeLab – an online resource for Mindfulness practice with live monthly webinars, downloadable audios, Mindfulness resources and access to discounts.
Info   To book your place or if you have any questions, please email caroline@mind-lab.com

 

 

May 25-26, 2017 ~ 1st International Summit on Mindfulness and Compassion at Work  

Madrid, Spain

Reflections on Kindful Leadership & The R/Evolution of the Mindfulness & Compassion Movements in the World of Work

Deepening connections with Evolutionary Hub Tarragona, Spain

Deepening connections with Evolutionary Hub Tarragona, Spain

Join the Leveys and respected colleagues from Europe in the launch of this new initiative, conference, and journal exploring the vital role of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace.

Info and Booking

 

 

July 14-16, 2017 ~ SACRED ACTIVISM :: Meditation for Change  

A Summer Weekend Retreat at Atlan Center, Columbia Gorge, Washington

In this era, to become a spiritual inquirer without social consciousness is a luxury that we can ill afford, and to be a social activist without a scientific understanding of the inner workings of the mind is the worst folly. Neither approach in isolation has had any significant success. There is no question now that an inquirer will have to make an effort to be socially conscious or that an activist will have to be persuaded of the moral crisis in the human psyche, the significance of being attentive to the inner life. The challenge awaiting us is to go much deeper as human beings, to abandon superficial prejudices and preferences, to expand understanding to a global scale, integrating the totality of living, and to become aware of the wholeness of which we are a manifestation. – Vimala ThakarNew Pioneers Henson copy

Immersed in these strongly polarized times, when many of us are stirred to react to injustice or division, it is important for us to learn ways to pause, listen more deeply, and reflect upon the complex interfusion of inner and outer circumstances, so that we can source the guidance we need to respond to challenges wisely rather than add to the collective confusion.

The goal of sacred, awakened, and wise activism is to connect us to our own essential goodness, and ground ourselves in deeper intelligence, compassion, resilience and resourcefulness,. As our minds-hearts are open and clear, the difficulties we face can reveal their potential to actually bring out the best of our humanity.

This contemplative week-end retreat will provide tools and inspiration to transform our lives and world from the inside out and develop our capacity to embody the change we want to see in our world.

Together we’ll explore the heart of sacred awakened activism; dimensions of mindfulness; living in “right relationship”; deep ecology; sourcing intuitive wisdom; and the Bodhisattva and EcoSattva spirit of courageous creative altruism.

We welcome beginners and seasoned practitioners alike to join us for this special time of renewal, transformation, deep reflection, and connection.

Themes we may explore include:

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  • Courageous Compassion
  • Sourcing Guidance – Personal and Collective Guidance
  • Insights from Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects”
  • Applying the Five Powers to Antidote the Five Delusions
  • Bodhisattva teachings on blending deep wisdom and compassion to become a force for the good of all beings.
  • Archetypal Inspiration for Tapping Deeper Wisdom, Compassion, and Creative Spirit in Action
  • Insights from Interpersonal Neurobiology on Embodied Wisdom and Wellness
  • Being Ennobled by Our Courage to Embrace Fear, Anger, Overwhelm, and Grief

http://cultureseed.org/events/sacred-activism/

 

 

August 31 – Sept. 4th ~ Orcas Island, WA (North of Seattle)

Meditation, Nature, & Community

Annual Summer Retreat with Leveys & Friends at Indralaya

Info and Registration
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Wisdom at Work Learning Expedition ~ Barcelona and Catalan RegionIMG_9241

Three Sessions – February, April, and May 2017

Detailed Information:

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March 4-12, 2017 ~~ Bhutan Wisdom Adventurebhutan2

Exploring the Wisdom of Natural Dharma of Bhutan

Join us for a very special meditative adventure to Bhutan, the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, with Joel and Michelle Levey – founders of Wisdom at Work, pioneers in the contemplative sciences and mindfulness movement, and long-time students, practitioners, and teachers in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. We will experience Bhutan in a profoundly meaningful and “enlightening” way through Buddhist practice as we meditate in awe inspiring monasteries, uncover the ancient stories and wisdom teachings in sacred art, and participate in a Buddhist festival in Punakha – a colorful and meaningful blend of traditional dance, prayer, and culture.   This adventure will be supplemented by a selection of explorations of readings and video inspiration to offer deeper insight into Bhutanese culture and traditions and likely involve some pre-journey digital meet-ups to begin to discover each other.Bhutan_2411163b
The group size is limited to 12. Tour price includes accommodations, local transportation, all meals, guided activities and daily spiritual practice. $3890 per person, double occupancy, international airfare additional. A portion of tour cost is donated to Doctors Without Borders-a humanitarian-aid organization that provides ongoing emergency medical aid around the world.

 

 

 

October 14th, 2016 ~ Toronto

Exploring Contemplative Science:  cec-poster-2015

An Evening of Meditations & Teachings

With Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

Cosponsored by Luminous Ground,  Consciousness Explorers Club, & Fireflow Yoga

Info & Registration

October 24, 2016 ~ American Society for Anesthesiology ~ Chicago

Balancing the Stress of Anesthesia and Work Life Frenzy:

Mastering the Art of Mindfulness to Find Resilience at Work

 

January 2017 ~ India

Retreats and Teachings for Executive Leaders in Business, Science, and Government

 

 

September 26-27, 2016 ~ Toronto

The Profound Synergy of Neurofeedback & Contemplative Science:

Special Programs for Business Leaders in the Toronto Area

Info

 

 

September 28-30, 2016 ~ Toronto

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VALUES-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

Joel & Michelle Levey share the latest scientific evidence of integrated systems applied to leadership spirituality.

Info

 

 

October 1-3, 2016 ~ Toronto

Wisdom & Compassion in Action Meditation Retreat

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Sunday 10 July, 2016    1.30pm – 5.30pm

Living Consciously: Mindfulness in Everyday Life with Joel & Michelle LeveyIMG_9275

Brighton Hove Center for Spirituality

Join us for an afternoon workshop with two of the world’s leading mindfulness teachers, Dr Joel & Michelle Levey. Have you ever sensed a deeper wisdom and compassion that opened your heart to a dedication for living life more fully and becoming a force for good in the world? This experiential workshop offers a wealth of inspiration and practical methods for living more consciously and compassionately, and expanding your access to a wide range of extraordinary human potentials for wisdom, compassion, creativity, wonderment, selflessness and service. The afternoon will be a blend of meditations, silence, teachings and mindful reflection.

http://centreforspirituality.org/special-events/ 

 

July 30 – August 4th, 2016indralaya2015-7623

Annual Summer Retreat – Orcas Island, WA

Natural Dharma:

Exploring the Pathways of Meditation, Nature, and Community 

Info

 

August 22-29, 2016 ~ French Alps

An Intergenerational Exploration of Mindfulness, MindBody,
Creative Spirit, True Nature, & ExtraOrdinary Human Potential
22-29 August 2016
Dream Valley, Samoens, France (French Alps)

This August, Dr Joel & Michelle Levey, two of the world’s most experiencedand respected teachers in the contemplative arts, sciences and wisdom traditions, will be guiding an inspiring adventure in Dream Valley – a stunningly beautiful region in the French Alps, about an hour’s drive from Geneva. This unique and rare opportunity for a deep and intimate learning adventure exploring mindfulness, meditation, mind-fitness, wisdom teachings, and extra-ordinary human potential is open to every one: From young adults, to families with children, entrepreneurs & change-makers, and those from the local community.  
You are welcome to pick the dates of most interest to you during the week.You can select the financial contribution that is right for you. Here is some guidance:
Adults with higher incomes, suggested contribution £150 per day of participation.
Middle income: £100 per day.
Lower income: £50 per day.
Unwaged: £20 per day to cover food costs.
Under 21’s: FREE
Additional offerings to the teachers are also welcome if you are so moved. If you would like to come to more days than you can afford, please pay what you can and come anyway – we don’t want you to miss out.All sessions are FREE for under 21’s,and we can also cover airfare, travel and accommodation free of charge for a limited number of young people. Thank you to our generous sponsors Anderson Acoustics, Neil Witten and Propellernet for making this possible.This is for you, your partners, friends and families if you would like to:
  • Develop your capacity to live with greater mindfulness, mind-fitness,resilience and self-mastery.
  • Learn ways to live a more healthy, balanced, and conscious life.
  • Cultivate healthy and meaningful relationships.
  • Learn profoundly practical ways to thrive in these complex times.
  • Enjoy awesome adventures in the pristine natural beauty of the French Alps with meditations and enriching conversations along The Way
  • Be part of a vibrant multigenerational learning community reflecting deeplyon how these practices and perspectives weave into our daily lives, work, and relationships.
The plan for the week will be informed by the collective needs and interests of our participants.   So far, the schedule looks like this:

Mon 22: Evening conversation and meditation with Joel & Michelle. Open to all.

Tues 23: A one day retreat for 16-20 year olds with teachings from Joel & Michelle, conversations, meditations, and explorations of the beautiful mountains.

Weds 24: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.

Thurs 25: A one-day mind-fitness retreat open to all. Families and others withchildren of all ages are especially encouraged to come. It will include teaching, conversations, walking and time outdoors.

Friday 26: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.

Saturday 27: Teaching, conversation and walking focussed on entrepreneurs, leaders and other change-makers.

Sunday 28: Teaching, meditation and walking. Tailored to those who would like to participate this day.

Monday 29 Morning. Closing sessions open to all. 

You don’t need to have any special skills or experience to join this retreat. Just a genuine curiosity and wish to fully commit yourself to learning and to being a respectful and contributing participant in our learning community. All teaching will be in English.

 

April 1-8, 2016  

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Exploring Themes related to Mindfulness, Neurofeedback and Cyberphysiology, and Contemplative Science

More info

 

April 6, 6:00 – 8:00

Our Mindfulness and Meditation Laboratory at Google.

 

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Mind Your Business:
Mindfulness and Mind Science in the Tech World

Hosted by Shopify – Toronto

 

April 14-16, 2016  ~ Portland, Oregonae6c624f8ce15bce7d7a3fbf03c3972c

Mind and Media workshop – at What is Media Conference

“Contemplative Science, Mindfulness, and Compassion Practices as Media”

Consciousness emerges through media as a myriad of creative expressions ranging from disgust and boredom to enlightenment and the sublime. Drawing insights from nearly 50 years of surfing on the leading edges of emerging consciousness research, the Leveys will share insights, reflections, and transformational examples distilled from how media technology has interpenetrated with the contemplative sciences. Specifically, they will exemplify how the work of teaching mindfulness, meditation, and mind fitness—in person and via technology—leads practitioners and patients alike to greater health and well-being. The possibilities and pitfalls of mainstreaming authentic contemplative teachings will also be explored.

Info

 

 

April 30th, 2016 ~ Brighton, UK  Labyrinth Brighton UK

Brighton-Hove Center for Spirituality

Introduction to Mindfulness – 10.15am-12.45pm, Info 

Practising Compassion: Open your Heart to the Joy & Pain in the World – 2pm- 4.30pm – Info

 

June 3-4-5, 2016 ~ Near Portland

Natural Dharma: Meditation, Nature, & Community
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Sponsored by CultureSeed – Info 

 

June 10-12, 2016 ~ Los Angeles

Workshop and Keynote at the In2In Thinking Conference with colleagues for the aerospace industry

Mindful Leadership, Wisdom at Work, and Resilience in Vuca Times

Taking Einstein’s Challenge to Heart: Insights for Wisdom at Work in VUCA Times

 

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Hawaii Adventure & Meditation Expedition

A Rare Opportunity for Self-Discovery, Renewal, Deep Reflection, & Deep Connection In One of Old Hawaii’s Most Beautiful and Treasured Regions.

Details:

 

March 6-16, 2016  COMPASSIONATE MINDFULNESS Card

“Compassionate Mindfulness” 

A 10 Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Immersion in Hawaii

Details:

 

Nov. 23 ~ University of Auckland, New Zealand

Leveys leading Change Resilience seminar at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Leveys leading Change Resilience seminar at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

A Special Evening with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

Exploring Mindfulness, Wellness, and Wisdom:

(A Continuing Medical Education Program)

Info

 

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Adventure Meditation Retreat in New Zealand

Exploring the Wonders of the South Island with Joel & Michelle Levey

Details:   Leveys New Zealand Retreat 

 

September 11-12, 2015 – Snohomish, WA USA (Hosted by Mayor Karen Guzak)

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness in Daily Life

A wonderful opportunity to develop your daily practice of meditations to brighten 201202_leveygroupyour life and your world with deeper wisdom, wonder, and creative compassion.  

“Two of the world’s foremost experts in how our complex lives can be improved through mindfulness and meditation practice. Joel & Michelle will share insights and inspirations from their combined 90 years of practice, from their work with thousands of people around the globe, and from their new book: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness, for promoting change resilience and collective intelligence for healthier minds/bodies/spirits.”

The Leveys introduce us to dozens of mindfulness and meditation techniques, skillfully organized into five categories of practice, making Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness a very comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for inner exploration and transformation.

Their teachings and this book offers a treasury of practical wisdom distilled from the Leveys’ intensive study with many of the world’s most respected authorities of the contemplative science and wisdom traditions, and an introduction to the mind-fitness disciplines necessary for personal mastery, wisdom, creativity, compassion, and resilience in times of increasing intensity and accelerating change. Given how many people needlessly suffer from overwhelm, exhaustion, and preventable stress-related illness, the Leveys’ wisdom is needed now more than ever! This book is an inspiration for complete beginners, long-time meditators, and everyone in between, who seek to deepen and expand their practice.

WORKSHOP LEADERS: Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey The Leveys are internationally known, authors and leaders in the mind fitness movement. They are wise elders of the mindfulness movement, who have been teaching meditation and mind fitness for decades – to clients here and abroad, and as diverse as Google, NASA, and the World Bank. The Leveys work with organizations and communities around the globe to inspire people to deepen the wisdom, wonder, compassion, resilience, and creativity they bring to life, work, and relationships amidst the myriad changes, challenges, and opportunities of these turbulent and rapidly shifting times.

Hosted by Mayor Guzak – Info 

 

Friday, September 18, 2015 to Wednesday, September 23 ~ Arundel, Sussex, UK

A Mindful Retreat with Joel and Michelle Leve
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Bringing a Deeper Wisdom, Peace, Clarity, Balance, Creativity, and Compassion Into Our Lives, Work,  Relationships, and OrganizationsIMG_7411

You are warmly invited to join us on this 5 night residential retreat to develop and deepen our practice of mindfulness, compassion, and mind-fitness with a focus on strengthening ourselves as inspiring and aspiring leaders for the communities that we serve. This is a special time for participants to dive deeper into the “sweet territory of silence”– to experience and explore the subtler dimensions of mindfulness and mind fitness practices necessary to access and integrate greater wisdom, wonder, compassion, creativity, embodiment, authenticity, selflessness, and clear, inspiring presence into their lives, work, and roles as leaders. Info and Registration

 

Thursday, 24 September 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Brighton, United Kingdom 

Mindful Leadership & Wisdom at Work Masterclass 

with Dr Joel and Michelle Levey
Sponsored by: Wild Things in partnership with Meaningful Events

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Leveys at Meaning Conference, Brighton UK

Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey are arguably the world’s foremost experts in how mindfulness practice can help us navigate the complex and challenging world we find ourselves in.

Over the years they’ve worked with major organisations around the world, including Google, NASA and the World Bank, while their many books have been translated into 10 languages.

This very special masterclass is the first ever event to be hosted by Wild Things, a new business school for the world as it is now, where you’ll have the chance to experience the same clarity and inspiration the Levey’s have brought to hundreds of people worldwide.   At the Meaning conference in Brighton last year, they talked about how their work promotes mindful leadership, change resilience and collective intelligence within government, healthcare, business and even the armed forces – you can see the talk here.

Who should attend?

The masterclass is designed for people have some experience of mindfulness or meditation as an approach within their working life or personal health. This is your invitation to explore the application of these methods more deeply and thoroughly under the Levey’s expert guidance.

Format:

Rather than merely talking about mindfulness, Joel and Michelle will host the masterclass from a position of mindfulness itself, inviting attendees into an environment where they can truly experience its benefits.

What you’ll learn:

• Discover how mindfulness principles can help you increase your capacity for presence, clarity, thoughtfulness and empathy in your relationships.

• Rather than feeling overwhelmed by life’s perceived lack of time and space, learn how to create a greater sense of spaciousness, flow, and choice in your life.

• Gain new perspectives and techniques that can be skillfully applied in alignment with the objectives and purpose of your work and your organisation.

• Experience how shared mindfulness can mobilize our collective intelligence and wisdom, bringing the power of full presence and authenticity to your work and interactions.

“The Leveys are truly inspirational and bring a lifetime’s knowledge and practice of mindfulness techniques. These skills create huge benefits both in everyday life and in business leadership. Highly recommended!”
– Dan Wallman, MD at Dv8 Sussex

“Joel and Michelle created a wonderful warm atmosphere where I could be myself, and which had a great balance between the philosophy of mindfulness, practical activities, and a degree of applicability to my professional work and the organisational world, as well as a refresher on personal practice – and the inspiration to practice more regularly. Highly recommended.”
– Kate McGuire, Executive Coach and OD Consultant at Fenner McGuire

Info and Registration:

 

October 3-4, 2015 ~ Stockholm (on the Isle or Grinda)

Wisdom at Work Masterclass:
Essential Skills for Transforming Your Life, Work, and Relationships
with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey 
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This special Wisdom at Work Masterclass offers a rare opportunity for personal and professional development. By participating you will experience the same clarity, confidence, and inspiration the Leveys have brought to leaders at Google, NASA, British Parliament, the World Bank and thousands of leaders around the world. Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey are arguably among the world’s foremost experts in how our complex, challenging lives can be improved through mindfulness and mind-fitness practices in order to bring a deeper wisdom to our work and world.

Day One of this highly experiential Masterclass will focus on learning a dynamic suite of core mindfulness and mind-fitness practices essential for bringing a deeper wisdom, creativity, caring, and resilience to your life, work, and relationships. These foundational skills will help you to:

  • cultivate the power of mindful presence;
  • listen more deeply… to yourself…to others… to your world…
  • focus your attention on what you care most deeply about in your life;
  • expand your access to your most essential human resources;
  • more reliably “source” clearer guidance and intuitive wisdom
  • increase the coherence of your attention, intention, and attitude
  • activate the power of gratitude
  • clarify your priorities in order to truly “live on purpose” and escape the tyranny of mindless habit and compulsive reactivity;
  • enhance your discernment in order live with more wisdom and balance;
  • better monitor and manage your mental, physical, and emotional energy throughout the day in order to better pace yourself and prevent exhaustion, distress, and burnout;
  • care more deeply for yourself and others;
  • tap the power of being more curious, open-minded, and more wise.

As you take these essential skills to heart, you’ll realize their sustained power for transforming and IMG_7373enhancing the quality of your life, work, relationships, health, and capacity for success. In these ways, your own inspiring presence will be more capable of deeply inspiring and assisting others.

Day Two will offer a rare opportunity for a deep, reflective dialogue with Joel and Michelle exploring a wealth of interests and emerging questions brought forward from the group of colleagues and leaders attending this masterclass.  These responsive teachings will focus on delivering practical value and teaching experiential methods, while also offering insights into the central skills and principles necessary to bring a deeper wisdom to our lives, work, and society. We will explore these themes in relationship to how you can:
–      continually increase your capacity to thrive in complex times;
–      expand your access to deeper personal and collective wisdom;
–      increase your personal and organizational resilience;
–      learn to thrive and not just survive in your personal, social, and organizational lives;
–      increase your capacity to inspire others to realize their potentials for all of the above;
–      bring a deeper wisdom to your life, work, and world.

The Leveys’ Wisdom at Work seminar offers a wealth of inspiration for how we can fundamentally change our personal and organizational “operating systems” to embody a deeper understanding, creativity, and heartfelt-caring in our lives, work, and world. Their unique approach works with fundamental views of identity, worldview, core values, personal dedication, and methods distilled from over 45 years of intensive research, practice, and teaching of contemplative science and brain science disciplines within hundreds of leading mainstream organizations. This mature, wisdom-based, integrative approach is for people interested in expanding their capacity for radical transformation for the higher good of all.

Audience

This masterclass is suitable for anyone with a sincere interest in exploring these themes and topics. It will also serve as an inspiring introduction to the work of Joel and Michelle Levey and a “taster” for the more intensive, intimate, and in-depth year-long “Wisdom at Work Learning Expedition” that they will be offering for colleagues and leaders from Sweden and Europe scheduled to begin in April of 2016.  If you’d like more information on this expanded program, please contact the Leveys directly.

Watch the Leveys’ inspiring video, “Resilience Through Complexity,” from the 2014 Meaning Conference in Brighton, England

Details – See Flier

Registration please contact:  lennart@happyr.com  

 

 

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Global Trends in the Mindfulness Revolution with Pioneers in the movement, Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey, Founders of Wisdom at Work  

Info

 

October 9-12, 2015 ~ Near Reus and Barcelona

Mindfulness Retreat for Personal and Societal Transformation

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Leveys Retreat LaBarta 2015

 

October 26, 2015 ~ San Diego, CA.

Workshop for American Society for Anesthesiology

Preventing Burnout, Mastering Stress, and Increasing Resilience

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 ~ London 

Leveys co-facilitating with John Watters   More info

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Sunday – April 19, 2015 ~ Hove UKBrighton All Saints Church

Introduction to Mindfulness 
with World-Renowned Teachers Dr Joel & Michelle Levey

Brighton & Hove Centre for Spirituality

14:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Friday April 24, 2015 ~ Brighton Hove, UK

Meaning Masterclass:

Leveys at Meaning Conference, Brighton UK

Leveys at Meaning Conference, Brighton UK

Mindful leadership with Dr Joel & Michelle Levey

Joel and Michelle Levey are arguably the world’s foremost experts in how our complex, challenging lives can be improved through mindfulness practice. At Meaning 2014 last November they shared how their work promotes leadership, change resilience and collective intelligence within government, healthcare, business and even the armed forces. You can watch their Meaning 2014 talk here. Their many books have been translated in 10 languages.

This very special Meaning Masterclass will give you the chance to experience the same clarity, confidence and inspiration the Leveys have brought to people at Google, NASA, the World Bank and countless others around the world.

Who should attend?

The masterclass is designed for people have some experience of mindfulness or meditation as an approach within their working life or personal health. This is your invitation to explore the application of these methods more deeply and thoroughly under the Levey’s expert guidance.

Format:

Rather than merely talking about mindfulness, Joel and Michelle will host the masterclass from a position of mindfulness itself, inviting attendees into an environment where they can truly experience its benefits.

What you’ll learn:

• Discover how mindfulness principles can help you increase your capacity for presence, clarity, thoughtfulness and empathy in your relationships.

• Rather than feeling overwhelmed by life’s perceived lack of time and space, learn how to create a greater sense of spaciousness, flow, and choice in your life.

• Gain new perspectives and techniques that can be skillfully applied in alignment with the objectives and purpose of your work and your organisation.

• Experience how shared mindfulness can mobilize our collective intelligence and wisdom, bringing the power of full presence and authenticity to your work and interactions.

Meaning workshops are a NixonMcInnes thing for better 21st century business, they are produced in partnership with Meaningful Events.

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Thursday 30 April 2015 ~ Reus, Spain16229648825_8f6ec3be83_b

Evolutionary Leadership                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sponsored by the CEISC Coevolution Hub

 

Saturday – 2 May, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Jornada de Mindfulness para la reivencion personal y social

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 4 & 8 May 2015~ Sweden Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 6.03.26 PM

Mindful Leadership & Executive Presence

Mind Fitness for Leaders

 Info: 

Contact: peter.cederqvist@newstart.se 

 

Teaching on East Coast of US

Dharma Teachers Conference, Omega Institute June 1-5, 2015IMG_1766

Other teachings emerging… Invitations are most welcome.

 

June 11, 2015

Teachings in Honolulu

 

Early July

We are open to invitation in UK and Europe

 

July 17-23, 2015

Deepening in the Dharma Teachings

at Wonderwell Retreat Center, New Hamshire, U.S.

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August 1-6, 2015

Summer Retreat at Indralaya on Orcas Island in the U.S. San Juan Islands

The Dharma of Relationships: Meditation, Nature & Community 

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August 7-9, 2015

Summer Learning Lab – An intimate gathering with Joel & Michelle at our home to explore a wealth of inspiring themes related to Wisdom at Work; Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness (the title for our new book!); and other inspiring themes.

For info

A sampling of earlier events……………………………

 

Week of October 6th, 2014 – Teachings in Houston, TexasIMG_1677

at M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center

We welcome invitations for other workshops and talks in Houston

 

Saturday October 11 – New Orleans
Workshop at ASA 2014 (American Society for Anesthesiology)
Mastering Perioperative Stress and Burnout: Exploring Methods of Essential
Mind-Fitness, Developing Resilience at Work
More info

 

Nov. 3-7 -Workshops in Sacramento and Oakland
Mindful Leadership & Wisdom at Work
More info

 

Saturday October 25th – 7 pmBanyen photo
Third Place Books – Seattle-Ravena
Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World
Book talk and signing
http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/rav-auth-event 

 

Saturday Nov. 15 – Brighton, England

An Introduction to the Practices of Mindfulness
at Brighton-Hove Centre for Spirituality at All Saints Church  10:00 – 12:30  
More info

 

Sunday Nov. 16 – Brighton, England
Authors Talk of Living in Balance: Thriving in a Complex World – followed by – Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk and Meditation  6:30 – 9:00 at Brighton-Hove Centre for Spirituality at All Saints Church
at Brighton-Hove Centre for Spirituality at All Saints Church  10:00 – 12:30  
More info

 

Tuesday Nov. 18 – Brighton, England
Keynote and Workshop on Mindful Leadership and Wisdom at Work
at the Meaning Conference 

Wednesday November 19 – public workshop
Mind Fitness & Wisdom at Work
http://2014.meaningconference.co.uk/#speakers/joel-michelle-levey

 

Monday – Tuesday Nov. 26-27 – Tarragona, Spain
Living in Balance and Wisdom at Work
International Cooperative Centre for Arts and Sciences
on Transformational Capabilities
http://events.urv.cat/go/ceics-transformational-capabilities

 

Thursday – Nov. 28 – Workshop for Nirakara Institute in Madrid Wisdom at Work  

 

Friday and Saturday – Nov. 29-30 Workshops in Cologne, Germany  

Mindful Leadership and Wisdom at Work  Germany 1-2-3

Info  – Contact us

 

Workshops in Spain Dec. 5-14Leveys Spain Poster 1.0

Nerja – Dec. 6-7-8

Cordoba – Dec. 10-11

Madrid – Dec. 12-13

San Sabastistian – Dec. 14-15

Contact us 

 

Teachings in Sweden

May 22: Teachings in Eskilstuna – The Compassionate City.
* Lunch with some of the City of Eskilstuna Management (perhaps the Mayor).
* 2 hour lecture at the Innovation College in Eskilstuna (The theme discussed is Innovation, TDB), estimated time 1 pm – 3 pm
* Interview with the local newspaper
* Short inspiration speech (30 min) at the Eskisltuna – The Compassionate City – event, 5 – 7 pm
* Small dinner at the house om the Family Finch-Westin.
* Back to Stockholm

May 23 – Stockholm
* Wisdom at Work and VUCA Savvy Leadership Workshop

May 26 (TBC)
* Lectures at Stockholm University Business School
* VIP Lunch

 

Public Teachings in London

Thursday – Saturday, May 29-31, 2014   Workshops at the Tribe of Doris – at Stanford Hall

Sunday, June 1, 2014  London – Special Workshop Exploring “The Practice of Deep Relationship” 3-6 pm Location TBD

Sunday, June 8th, 2014  Brighton-Hove, U.K.  Walking the Path of Awakening:  An Evening of Meditation, Music, and Labrynth  6 – 9 pm, All Saint’s Church –  An evening of labyrinth walking, music, mindfulness, deep reflection and celebration with world-renowned wisdom teachers, contemplative scientists and authors Dr Joel and Michelle Levey – info, contact: John Watters <john@futureconsiderations.com>

Monday, June 9, 2014 London – Special Workshop on “Mastery, Mystery, and Meditation” – for Alternatives at St. James

London – Workshops for Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government Leaders:

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 – Enhancing Wellbeing and Care through Mindful Compassion – Introduction to a variety of simple but effective mindfulness practices easy to integrate into your work and life. Learn More at:   http://futureconsiderations.com/learn/mindfulness/

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 – Mindful Awareness, Compassion, and Healing Presence: a Learning Lab for Practitioners in Health & Social Care – Understand and apply key findings and methods validated by evidence-based research on mindfulness and compassion.  – Learn More at:   http://futureconsiderations.com/learn/mindfulness/

Thursday, 5 June 2014Developing Mind-Fitness for Thriving in a Complex World – Explore new frontiers of personal development necessary to open higher dimensions of personal and organisational effectiveness. – Learn More at:   http://futureconsiderations.com/learn/mindfulness/

Thursday, 12 June 2014 – Advanced Mind-Fitness for Leadership and Wisdom at Work –  Training for mindful leadership and change resilience, even in the midst of these complex and rapidly changing times. -Learn More at:   http://futureconsiderations.com/learn/mindfulness/

 

June 17-22, 2014

Italy – Enhancing Care Through Mindful Awareness, Compassion, and Healing Presence:

A Seminar for Healthcare Practitioners

with Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey
Montefalco (Umbria), Italy
24 CME Credits for Physicians and 24 CE Credits for Nurses, LCSWs, MFTs, Psychologists, and other Health Caring Providers

Tuesday evening through Sunday afternoon

Info – http://italyseminars.com/wisdomatwork/   We’re happy to announce that we have been given a special discounted registration rate for our colleagues:  When registering use the “promotion code” :  ITALIA   This will create a pop up discounted price not seen on the regular registration page.

Italy Postcard Front

 

June 23-July 4 – Teachings in Spain and Netherlands – TBD

 

August 2-7, 2014

Meditation, Nature, and Community

Summer Retreat with Levey on Orcas Island, WA.

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Seattle – August 8 (evening), 9-10, 12 (personal mentoring sessions), 2014

Summer Learning Lab with Joel & Michelle Levey

Integrating Our Inner and Outer Work: An Intimate Immersion Course Exploring Our Most Essential Teachings 

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Sept. 15, 2014 Book Talk, Signing and Workshop – Living in Balance:  A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World – EastWest Bookstore, Seattle

 

Sept. 21, 2014 – Yoga Circle Studio, Snohomish – Hosted by Mayor Karen Guzak

Book Talk, Signing and Workshop – Living in Balance:  A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World

 

New Orleans Oct. 11, 2014

Managing Stress, Preventing Burnout, and Increasing Resilience for Anesthesia Professionals:

Exploring the Methods of Essential Mind-Fitness and Wisdom at Work

At the American Society for Anesthesiology Conference

Professional Issues (PI) track with Leveys and Dr. Kenneth J. Sapire.

May 17-19, 2013    Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky – Info

Special Session with the Leveys at

International Summit Conference on Compassionate Organizations (with the Dalai Lama)

 

Teachings in Taiwan and Japan

May 25 to June 16, 2013

Programs for Business Leaders and General Public

 

Mindful Leadership: Keys to Resilience and Wisdom at Work

In2In Thinking Thought Leaders Conference (for NASA, JPL, Rocketdyne, etc.)

June 21, 2013 – Info

 

Mindful Leadership in the Health Care Revolution

Bastyr University

August 9-10-11, 2013

 

August 17-22, 2013

Sacred Portals:  Meditation, Nature, and Community

Summer Residential Program with Michelle and Joel 

 

Seattle – August 23 (evening), 24-25, 26 (personal mentoring sessions), 2013

Summer Learning Lab with Joel & Michelle Levey

 Info

 

October 14, 2013

Managing Stress, Preventing Burnout, and Increasing Resilience

for Anesthesia Professionals:

Exploring the Methods of Essential Mind-Fitness and Wisdom at Work

At the American Society for Anesthesiology – Conference in San Francisco

Professional Issues (PI) track with Leveys and Dr. Kenneth J. Sapire.

 

 

November 16, 2013

Water Symposium –

at St. Mark’s Cathedral – Seattle

An Exploration of Water Issues and Water Solutions Vital to our Lives and World

Emceed and Convened by Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey, Founders, Wisdom at Work

http://watersines.com/water-symposium/