Empowering the Heart of Healthcare: Physician Registration

Acharya Melissa Moore, Dr. Aaron Snyder and Leslie Booker

April 16–22, 2018

Tuition $600 + 6 nights

In the U.S., 46% of physicians and 33% nurses have symptoms of burnout. Embodied Presence is designed to help health care professionals increase awareness of their emotional state through proven meditative practices, train in compassion as a sustainable way of being, and renew and strengthen the heartfelt inspiration that led them to be of service in the first place. Based on a unique, wholistic training approach and a sophisticated, secular meditation methodology, you’ll discover life changing practices and resources to help you deal with emotional intensity and stress. Return home from this weeklong retreat ready to fully engage with your life of service with an open and empowered heart.


Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Acharya Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore, PhD.,  has been a Shambhalian since 1979.  She received her Master’s degree from Naropa and a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She became an Acharya (most senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition) in 2012. She co-founded, and is a head teacher in, The Karuna Training, a two-year professional training program in contemplative Psychology now offered in 7 Countries. Dr. Moore has worked in community behavioral health for several years and was the founding director of The Felton Institute, a mental health research and training Institute in San Francisco from 2005 – 2016.

Dr. Aaron Snyder

Aaron Jay Snyder MD is the founding director of Present Moment Project, Inc and personal physician to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. A family physician, geriatrician, medical ethicist, and long-time meditation teacher, Dr Snyder was the Medical Director of Ethics at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Leslie Booker

Booker brings her heart, wisdom, and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga, and mindfulness. She offers lectures, workshops, and retreats across the country for front line Changemakers, and those in direct service. She has been working with incarcerated and system-involved youth since 2007, co-founded the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, is on faculty with the Prison Mindfulness Institute, Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training, and Off the Mat, Into the World.

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