“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
- Lao Tzu
In today’s VUCA world, the business landscape is changing at the speed of light. Multiple changes are simultaneously occurring: One Belt One Road, Trade War, Sustainability, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Shared Economy, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing… Profitability, continuous improvement, and reductionist problem-solving are no longer sufficient to engage employees, attract the best talent, or peak investor interest. IQ and EQ training have not succeeded in improving global employee engagement for a decade. Two-thirds of employees—everywhere—remain disengaged or only moderately engaged. What is essential in today’s business world is absolute clarity on direction and abundant creativity to move forward on the path.
Join INNER MASTERY to learn disciplined meditation practices which are backed by scientific studies of the brain. This week-long workshop will introduce you to a vast array of cross-cultural wisdom about what it means to be truly still and present which is a gateway into crystalized focus and reinforced purpose – leading to even a deeper meaningful and fulfilling life.
April 10 6:30 pm – April 17 at lunch
Program Fee includes tuition and (2) coffee breaks per day over the 7-day workshop. Meals not included. Octave reserves the right to amend information on this program including price, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.
INNER MASTERY combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience integrated with the ancient meditation traditions. This provides leaders with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest meditation traditions.
In this course, you will have the rare opportunity to learn from the originator of these practices, Harvard Professor and world-renowned meditation teacher, Daniel P. Brown and one of his senior students, Dustin DiPerna. This week-long workshop will introduce you to a vast array of cross-cultural wisdom about what it means to be truly still and present which is a gateway into crystalized focus and reinforced purpose – leading to even a deeper meaningful and fulfilling life.
The knowledge-base for this course has been carefully selected from decades of research on peak performance, psychotherapy, and positive psychology in the West and the great contemplative traditions of the East. This synthesis has been translated into a series of practical, state-of-the-art mental training skills.
Concentration is emphasized early in the workshop.
Students experience a momentum for practice that often allows at least a taste of realization of the nature of the mind as being pointed out. Due to the intensity and pace of the week it is impossible for students both to gain such a taste and to comprehend fully at a conceptual level what is presented.
For this reason we expect all students to build a strong foundation for their practice by attending at least two or three INNER MASTERY workshops before experiencing further levels.
An entire set of teachings, from the beginning up to a taste of awakening, is included in the INNER MASTERY workshop. Experience with students has shown that the practices of those who are methodical and patient with learning the teachings develop more steadily and fully than those grasping for 'higher' teachings. We ask that students do not ask us to make exceptions to this policy. In the rare instances where an exception may be appropriate the teacher will make such a suggestion.
Participants will be best positioned to:
- Embrace concentrated clarity and newfound creativity
- Demonstrate grounded confidence on the articulation of points of view in a nonjudgmental manner
- Take risks to explore beyond self-limits
- Transform core beliefs
- Heighten resilience
- Enhance everyday positivity and champion a flourishing environment for teams and organization
- Concentration mastery
- Character development
- Risk taking
- Positivity and flourishing mindset
- Pro-social and collaborative behavior