Mindfulness A-Z: Liberating Regret, Stuckness, and Perfectionism
Arnie Kozak, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and part-time faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is author of…
Full Bio & Programs
For everyone; no meditation experience required.
Do you have trouble getting out of your own way? Do you want more freedom from self-imposed rules, expectations, and limitations? Mindfulness has the power to release you from regret, perfectionism, and other forces that give rise to dissatisfaction and anguish.
This workshop combines training in mindfulness meditation and the Buddha’s psychology with a creative narrative process called Story Art, to free you from self-inflicted obstacles. In this program, you
- Learn basic mindfulness skills
- Get unstuck from your harsh internal critic and develop self-compassion, acceptance, and equanimity
- Let go of restlessness, impatience, boredom, and distractibility
- Practice Story Art to deal with unsettled issues.
This life-changing week engages you through mindful self-exploration, humor, poetry, heartfelt discussion, and a creative method for disarming painful and limiting stories.
Recommended reading Arnie Kozak, Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness (Wisdom Publications); Mindfulness A–Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now (forthcoming).
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More