Mindfulness A to Z: Insights and Practices for Awakening Now
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
Freedom and self-compassion are the promise of awakening, available whenever you skillfully engage your attention with mindfulness in the present moment. This program 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 a life-changing week of mindful self-exploration, humor, poetry, heartfelt discussion, and a creative method for awakening out of painful and limiting stories, you
- Learn basic mindfulness skills through formal and informal meditation practices
- Uncover the hidden rules, expectations, and stories that keep you stuck, frustrated, and unhappy
- Develop self-acceptance and equanimity to counter your internal critic
- Practice Story Art to work through unsettled issues
- Gain direct knowledge of the Buddha’s psychology of awakening.
Recommended reading Arnie Kozak, Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness; Mindfulness A–Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now (forthcoming).
- 22.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- 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
- $575 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
- $875 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