Deconstructing Yourself: Non-Dualism, Neuroscience, and Meditation

Michael W. Taft

March 29–31, 2019

Tuition $195 + 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 nondualism, 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
  • Powerful days of deep practice, peacefulness, and community

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

6 am  – 7:30 am: Self-guided practice

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

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3 pm: Quiet reflection time

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

6 pm – 7 pm: Dinner

7 pm – 9 pm: 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.”

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.