Power of Mindfulness Retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Please note: there will not be a Power of Mindfulness Retreat in 2011.

This five-day intensive retreat for leaders and innovators in business and non-profit organizations is an invitation to venture on a journey of self-discovery and exploration in the company of a small, select group of others leaders who are also looking for new ways of knowing and of being. These new ways of knowing and being can make a huge difference in one's life as a leader, an innovator, a creator, a person embedded in the warp and woof of personal, family, and professional life.

The retreat affords the opportunity to explore the power of mindfulness for expanding our capacity to see, to learn, and to grow, both as individuals and as leaders. The retreat includes periods of guided instruction in a number of meditation practices, periods of silent exploration, and periods of collective inquiry and dialogue, all aimed at cultivating deep, penetrative awareness and insight, and the creativity that flows from them.

This retreat will be conducted by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founder and former director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness in various venues around the world, and is well known from his best-selling books -- Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go There You Are – his recent book, Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness and through the Bill Moyers' PBS special, Healing and the Mind.


There will not be a Power of Mindfulness Retreat in 2011. There are no further scheduled dates at this time.


Menla Mountain Retreat.  Menla Mountain Retreat is located three hours north of New York City, at the foot of Pantherkill Mountain, in a secluded valley that has been a source of renewal and inspiration for over a century.  The natural beauty of the valley’s exquisite landscape combined with the intimate, simple elegance of Menla Mountain Retreat provides an ideal setting for this meeting of hearts and minds!

Program Brochure and Registration

Power of Mindfulness 2009 Brochure  pdf (This is the latest available brochure.)

Mailing List and more information

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list for the Power of Mindfulness Retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn, please visit our email list sign up page by clicking here. After you initially enter your email address, you will be able to select a range of topics for which you would like to receive notification. The Power of Mindfulness Retreat is one of those options.

If you have questions regarding the retreat, please contact the Center for Mindfulness at mindfulness@umassmed.edu or 508.856.1084.