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Alverno College AWAKEN YOUR HEART Retreat

Alverno CollegeJoin Sharon for her 2016 Midwest Tour with events in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago in August! Sharon will be offering different programs in each area. For the Milwaukee portion of the tour, she is hosted by Alverno College with a retreat to AWAKEN YOUR HEART.


Join one of the world’s leading meditation and spiritual teachers, Sharon Salzberg, as we explore, practice and share together a non-residential retreat that will provide opportunity for personal growth and development through a different day-long focus each day. Register for one, two, or all three days!


Day One (Aug 16): Begin or Begin Again Launch or refresh your contemplative practice. Sharon will introduce and explore principles of meditation and provide basic understanding of the practice; she will include guided meditations, talks, and time for personal reflection and questions.

Day Two (Aug 17): Discover Happiness at Work! Realize your path to happiness at work. Sharon will explore the tools that can radically energize your time at work: mindfulness, compassion, resiliency, integrity, and open awareness. Learn the practices that cultivate each of these qualities to bring greater ease, flexibility, effectiveness, and happiness to your work and daily life.

Day Three (Aug 18):  Open your Mind; Discover the Freedom of the Heart Explore the practice of equanimity, the foundation of kindheartedness and generosity. Learn to create a spacious stillness to accept things as they are and refrain from apathy, indifference, and driven reactivity. In this session, Sharon will teach practices of compassion, loving kindness, and joy in the happiness of others designed to improve concentration, create fearlessness and a sense of well being, and enhance your ability to love.


1, 2, or 3-Day Retreat: August 16 – 18, 2016; 10AM – 4:30PM each day

Early Bird rate: $300 before May 25 (for three days)
Full Rate: $375 after May 25 (for three days)
1 day: $135
2 days: $270

Student Rates

3-day student price: $150
1-day student price: $60
All fees include morning refreshments, a light lunch, and mid-afternoon snack each day. Participants may bring meditation cushions, yoga mats or blankets. Please dress comfortably and in layers.


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