Deconstructing Yourself: Non-Dualism, Neuroscience, and Meditation

Michael W. Taft

November 3–5, 2017

Tuition $185 + 2 nights

When we release belief in the ego, we release our suffering as well—an insight which is the essence of liberation. Explore and experience the wisdom of this truth as Michael W. Taft guides you in meditation techniques for carefully revealing this constructed nature of selfhood. This peaceful retreat consists of guided meditations, dharma talks, and Q&A sessions, as well as time for silent practice and reflection. Each retreatant will have the opportunity to discuss their practice 1:1 with Michael. Backing up these traditional practices with insights from neuroscience and psychology and non-dualism, you will learn the method of what Michael calls “deconstructing yourself.”

Retreat Objectives
  • Learn specific techniques for pointing out and uncovering the constructed nature of self
  • Understand traditional teachings on no-self, as well as modern neuroscientific viewpoints
  • Benefiting from personal guidance in meditation practice
  • A powerful weekend of deep practice, peacefulness, and community

Sample Schedule
Please note the following schedule is subject to change.


6am-7:30am – Self-guided practice

9am-12pm – Guided meditation, talks, dialog

12:30pm-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm-3pm – Quiet reflection time

3pm-6pm – Guided meditation, talks, dialogue

6pm-7pm – Dinner

7pm-9pm – Guided meditation, talks, dialogue

Michael W. Taft

Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher and bestselling author. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek, and Nondualism, as well as the founding editor of the popular blog “Deconstructing Yourself.”

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