11+ hours of
live instruction, guided meditations, and Q&A
All in the comfort of your home in a supportive, live online group setting.
When: Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5 (see full schedule below)
Where: Online via Zoom
Friday, June 3
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Saturday, June 4
8:30 AM -10:00 AM PST
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM PST
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM PST
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM PST
Sunday, June 5
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM PST
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST
Meditation, Q&A and Closing
*All LIVE sessions are optional. Access the video recordings any time.
Take a break from screens, work, family and to-do's.
Recharge your body, heart and mind with guided support.
Feel empowered to live with more ease, care and resilience.
"Sean is a wonderful teacher, well practiced in the teachings of mindfulness and compassion, dedicated and thoughtful.."
- Jack Kornfield
Why attend this Meditation Retreat?
REASON #1: Deepen your overall mindfulness, meditation practice, healing, and growth, in a short period of time.
When you do a retreat like this one, you’re creating an internal space for yourself. You’re letting go of external distractions for longer than usual. You’re spending three days deepening your self-awareness by practicing powerful meditations and mindfulness exercises. This creates the proper space and conditions to foster rapid acceleration of your mindfulness, presence, healing, growth, and resilience.
REASON #2: Become more aware of what gets you off-track.
Before we can effectively work with them and transform them, we must become aware of the different self-critical thoughts and feelings we experience on a daily basis. In this retreat, you’ll practice identifying, accepting, and detaching from all the different self-critical thoughts and feelings that cause pain and suffering in your life.
REASON #3: Transform self-critical thoughts and feelings into self-care and resilience.
It is possible to go from experiencing self-criticism, guilt, and self-loathing on a daily basis to consistently being kind to yourself. In this retreat, you’ll directly apply skills that help you transform your self-critical thoughts and feelings into abundant self-compassion and resilience so you can feel more peace, calm, confidence, and happiness, every day.
REASON #4: Accelerate your personal transformation through knowledge and direct experience of focused guided practices.
Not only will this retreat give you inspiration and remind you of key insights you may (or may not) already know, but you’ll also get a chance to integrate them so you remember how to use them when it counts most – in the midst of your daily life. You’ll walk away with practical self-compassion and resilience techniques you can practice any time after the retreat… even off the meditation cushion.
REASON #5: Sean, Gillian and Sara-Mai will guide you through mindfulness exercises that focus on:
There’s no better time than now to practice replacing the voice of the inner critic with the loving voice of kindness, self-trust, & resilience. So you can live a life that’s mindful and free of self-judgment.
AN ONLINE RETREAT THAT MAKES IT EASY
Finding the time to focus on your inner world for three days can seem impossible…
The structure of this retreat gives you everything you need to break out of the routines that lead to the same old thought patterns and behaviors.
In these 11+ hours of mindfulness, meditation, and reflection, you’ll benefit from:
Space & time for you
Having a structured space in which to practice makes it easier to show up for yourself when you’d normally be answering to outside demands.
Feel a sense of connection as you meet like-minded souls. Share or learn from others. Know that you’re not the only one with your questions.
Stop wondering whether you’re doing it “right”...simply ask Sean. Anything you’ve been wondering about mindfulness will be answered live in the Q&A sessions.
As you join the weekend sessions, Sean, Gillian and Sara-Mai will guide you through live guided meditations and different mindfulness exercises. These will be followed by a sharing and Q&A session.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This retreat is open to everyone — there are no requirements for participation. You’ll benefit whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced practitioner.
This retreat is designed to especially benefit those who want to:
This retreat is also great for people who are overworked, overwhelmed, and overstressed. If you’re struggling to get by or to “keep it all together”, you’ll find that practicing more self-compassion will help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Whatever aspect of mindfulness you want to strengthen, this retreat gives you a whole weekend of practice, community, and support.
If you’ve done mindfulness retreats before but love learning different practices, you’ll enjoy the new techniques you’ll gain on this retreat.Already meditate daily? This retreat is perfect to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone, practice, and go deeper so you can apply the skills of self-compassion and resilience with more ease every day.
“I had a wonderful experience and really enjoyed the pace and content of Sean’s retreat. This experience pushed me to go beyond anything I'd done before and go deeper into the benefits and understanding of mindfulness meditation. I am now practicing 20-minutes of mindfulness meditation every morning - something I never thought I'd do! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and it will have a permanent impact on me. I would absolutely recommend that others join a retreat with Sean because he is a master in terms of his knowledge, managing a group, and holding a safe space for all to learn and gain insight. He also clearly practices what he teaches. His energy is delightful.”
Julia Blanton, CPCC, CPQC
“The results and benefits of the retreat are hard to explain. I was immediately overcome by a feeling of complete calmness. After each session, I just wanted to be quiet, do nothing, sit quietly or go for a walk. It was a feeling of being quite comfortable with myself and my surroundings. Making the time commitment over the weekend, the time attending the sessions, and the time in between the live sessions gave me a better understanding and real awareness of what it is to be mindful. Thanks so much for giving your time and providing this experience.”
Shailendar Gill, Certified Yoga Teacher and Visual Artist
“I attended the three day retreat and while having practiced mindfulness for a number of years now, I had never attended a retreat. I found the practices to be very approachable, leaving time for reflection and awareness, without a sense of overwhelm in between sessions. I thought the format of practice versus teaching to be very good and what I was looking for. Sean has a very nice manner - calm, centered, inviting — and that went a long way for encouraging commitment throughout the weekend. I found that in the weeks following, I had a very solid embodied feeling, much less fragmented which at times can occur in my way of being. Thank you Sean for the experience. I will definitely attend a longer retreat hopefully in person soon.”
Your Host & Lead Teacher
Sean Fargo is a father, husband, former Buddhist monk, corporate mindfulness trainer for the world’s largest companies, and teacher of over 500 mindfulness and meditation teachers. Sean dedicates his life to helping people feel more present and mindful in their day-to-day life.
When you join this retreat, you’ll be able to leverage his experience to overcome challenges with more ease and compassion for yourself.
You’ll get the insights, tools, and practice you need the entire weekend to train your mind to embrace and enjoy yourself and your life more fully.
“I’d be honored for you to join me on this retreat as we practice together and open fully to whatever is present in each moment.”
- Sean Fargo
plus 2 bonus teachers
Sara-Mai Conway is a writer, yoga and meditation instructor living and working in Baja Sur, Mexico. In addition to online offerings, she teaches donation-based community classes in her tiny, off-grid hometown on the Pacific coast.
In 2006, after a successful career as a rowing coach, Sara-Mai found yoga when looking for new ways to cross-train for her own competitive racing. At first, it was the athleticism and physical challenge of yoga that drew her in. Years later, it is the spiritual side of the practice that keeps yoga and meditation part of her daily life.
Sara-Mai’s personal practice is firmly rooted in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. As a teacher, her meditations are also influenced by her studies of yogic philosophy, mindfulness and the satipatthana sutta.
Sara-Mai completed a Master's Degree in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco in 2004 and is a 1999 graduate of Tufts University. She is a certified 500-hour Remedial Yoga and Applied Mindfulness Advanced teacher with Bodhi Yoga Spain under the Independent Yoga Network (UK). This unique yoga program emphasizes the 4 foundations of mindfulness.
Off the cushion, she can be found surfing and adventuring throughout Mexico and beyond with her husband, Travis, and their two dogs, Sport and Bijou.
Gillian Florence Sanger is a writer and meditation teacher inspired by the natural world and the mysteries of psyche and soul. Her interest in and approach to wellbeing is holistic, informed by her studies in holistic nutrition (Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Toronto), hatha yoga (Mahadevi Ashram, Lake Atitlan), and Depth Hypnosis (Foundation of the Sacred Stream, Berkeley).
She is committed to a lifelong journey of ever-deepening self-awareness and discovery.
"Sean is a wonderful teacher, well practiced in the teachings of mindfulness and compassion, dedicated and thoughtful."
Jack Kornfield, Bestselling Author and Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
"I was always grateful to work with Sean Fargo when he was at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. I find him an unusual combination of great emotional intelligence and the diligence and perseverance to get any job done. His caring and kindness are exemplary, as is his clarity and awareness."
Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
“Sean is the absolute gold standard for mindfulness training and coaching. He’s been trained as a monk in the traditional teachings and methods of the Buddha, and he’s also worked in corporate settings while raising a family. In other words, he has tremendous depth and breadth. He is also very very kind, with bone-deep integrity, excellent communication and teaching skills, inclusive open-minded awareness, and a sweetly supportive manner. He really is the best, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.”
Dr. Rick Hanson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Resilience And Hardwiring Happiness
"It is a privilege to contribute to Sean Fargo's mindfulness teacher certification program. The warm and inviting atmosphere of the classes nourishes and reflects everything that is taught. This is mindfulness training in the truest sense."
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you sign up, you’ll immediately receive the Zoom link for all the retreat sessions plus all 7 of your exclusive bonuses!
To help you prepare to get the most out of this retreat, here are some things to keep in mind about what to expect.
1. Set aside time to deepen your mindfulness practice
We invite you to block out Friday evening (5pm PST) to Sunday afternoon (2:30 PST) as time for you. If possible:
2. Learn new mindfulness meditations with Sean
When you log into the Zoom session on Friday, Sean, Gillian and Sara-Mai will welcome you and the group. He’ll provide guidance to help you make the most of your retreat time.
You’ll have a chance to try out the first meditation that evening so you’ll know what to expect over the weekend. After each meditation session, you’ll have time to share, learn from others, and ask your teachers any questions you may have.
3. Try out new mindfulness exercises you can incorporate into your life
Throughout the weekend, there are times built in to break from the group so you can have quiet time to yourself. These are a great opportunity to apply the mindfulness exercises you learn or may already be familiar with.
You’ll receive instruction on practicing mindfulness of emotions, self-compassion, embodied presence, and more. You’re also invited to bring a sense of mindful awareness to the “ordinary” activities we all do on a daily basis.
“I attended the retreat as I was in lockdown and needed some inspiration and guidance from an expert teacher to boost my own practice and teaching. As I had prepared for this retreat thoughtfully (moved into silence at home, no work/engagements to do, planned for not dealing with any communication in any form etc) - it did what I had anticipated. I had a deep drop into a space of silence and contemplation of what was happening for me in each moment. I really loved the gentle, caring, expert guidance from Sean. Would definitely recommend it to newcomers to meditation and those who live in the US. Thank you Sean. I really appreciate your deep wisdom and approach to meditation."
Alison Mac Taggart
“I greatly appreciated the weekend and found it immensely helpful for my attitude and serenity. Sean did an outstanding job facilitating and being present for others. I really enjoyed the meditations and discussions afterward. I wish everyone on planet Earth could participate in this retreat. I have recommended the retreat to other friends. I also greatly appreciated the resources available to further my mindfulness.”
"I thought this retreat might take me deeper in my meditation practice, but I was not sure about it due to past online courses with regard to using Zoom... but, you offered a money back guarantee so I decided to do it. I felt the retreat was beneficial. By the second day I was able to focus better. I learned a great deal and decided to follow your methods over the other types of meditations available. The lessons and the Q&A were helpful, but I liked the meditations the most. I would recommend the retreat to anyone interested. I would say “Try it, What have you got to lose.” Thank you for your passion and programs."
HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU GET
Full access to "Developing Your Presence, Self-Compassion & Resilience," an online, live streamed, mindfulness and meditation retreat which includes:
PLUS ALL 7 OF THESE BONUSES
These bonuses alone are worth more than what you’ll pay for this retreat. They’ll give you valuable tools, insights and inspiration for living a mindful life.
We want to help YOU enjoy the benefits of mindfulness even before the retreat starts and make sure you have plenty of helpful resources to refer to afterwards.
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS VIDEO COURSE
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the foundations of mindfulness meditation practice, in an easy-to-follow, 14-day training guide. It has 15 modules, each of which includes a video training and a guided meditation to help you practice. It includes 30 different lessons, on the topics of: reducing stress, finding calm, opening the heart, and lots more.
MINDFULNESS OF EATING VIDEO COURSE
This course includes 5 chapters, each of which walks you through the foundations of mindful eating, step by step. There are 9 different lessons, and each includes experiential guidance to help you eat more mindfully. In this course, you’ll learn:
LIVING WITH GRATITUDE VIDEO COURSE
This popular course will provide you with teachings on gratitude to deepen your understanding and embodied experience of this important life perspective.
There are 7 chapters, each of which integrate gratitude into every area of your life, from internal emotions to external service and contribution.
MINDFUL LIFE DESIGN BLUEPRINT EBOOK
This eBook will help you incorporate mindful awareness into your daily life. It will help you design the life that you want to live: one filled with peace, gratitude, clarity, and fulfillment. You’ll learn how to...
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS EBOOK
This eBook is designed with the beginner in mind. It can be difficult starting out on a new journey, and trying to incorporate a new practice into our lives. Oftentimes, we’re unsure of how to proceed. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to...
“FINDING ME” EBOOK: A JOURNEY TO GET TO KNOW YOURSELF & WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
We all lose touch with ourselves at some point in life - it's completely normal. In this short book, you and I will go on a healing journey together. And on this journey, you will get to know a little bit more about who you are and how to build a path to the future you really want.
70 MINDFUL MOVEMENT VIDEOS
These videos will teach you 70 different movements that are all easy, gentle, and safe, and can help improve, increase, and deepen your mindfulness and presence, and extend these improvements out into your regular daily life. Many of these movements are also designed to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and these videos are white-labeled so you can share them with students, clients, or patients if you like.
TOTAL VALUE OF ALL COMPONENTS
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“Sean has something special to offer others: his own unique way of sharing mindfulness with clarity, heartfulness, and generosity. I have great respect for Sean and highly recommend him for anyone wanting to deepen their own [mindfulness] practice."
James Baraz, Co-Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
“Sean Fargo has cultivated a deep and powerful understanding of mindfulness, as well as the skill and creativity to share transformative practices in a clear and accessible manner. You won’t regret the time you spend learning with him!”
Oren Jay Sofer, Meditation Teacher and Author of Say What You Mean
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The retreat will take place from Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th, 2022. To see all the sessions and their start and end times, just scroll up on this page to the schedule section.
While it’s not mandatory to attend every session, we highly recommend it so you get the most benefit out of this retreat. Having said that, we understand that things come up. So you’ll get a recording of all the sessions just in case you can’t make it.
This retreat comes with a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE. I have confidence that you will find value in this program. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, please speak with me or my assistant at the workshop and we will refund 100% of your money. Refunds can be requested during the retreat itself by emailing us at support@MindfulnessExercises.com. No refunds will be issued before and after the retreat.
This retreat is open to everyone — there are no requirements for participation. You will benefit from it whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced practitioner. So whether you’ve never meditated or have a consistent daily practice, give it a try and you’ll see for yourself as you learn new ways to relate to deepen self-compassion and resilience.
While most people can do a 10-minute daily practice, the purpose of a 3-day retreat is to go further and truly settle your mind. A retreat helps you access much deeper states of presence faster. You may become aware of subtler layers of mental conditioning or open up to sensations and micro-movements in your body that you normally wouldn’t notice. A retreat provides the space in which you can be with your mind in a kind and non-judgmental manner long enough to actually cause significant improvements in your daily life.
We want as many people to have access to mindfulness information, teaching, and training as possible. So yes, we do provide financial support for those who need it. If you’d like to request a scholarship or financial aid for this retreat, please fill out the form here.
Sean Fargo has practiced, and taught, mindfulness and meditation in a wide variety of settings, with a wide variety of people, in a wide variety of formats.
Sean was a Buddhist monk for 2 years, so he brings experience on a spiritual level that few other mindfulness teachers can. He has also consulted with and developed mindfulness programs for large businesses and government organizations — he’s worked with Fortune 500 corporations like Google, Facebook, and Tesla, world-class health organizations like Kaiser Permanente, and even government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sean has also worked with incarcerated people in prisons, in hospitals and clinical settings, working with doctors to incorporate mindfulness to help patients with chronic pain, and he has experience working with teens, families, and more.
This breadth and depth of experience means that during this retreat, you’ll have direct access to someone who can help you with almost any imaginable situation as it relates to your mindfulness and meditation. Past students have found Sean’s unique and widely-varied experiences to be a tremendous advantage in helping them become more present and centered faster and easier than they ever have in the past.
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