Overview

Have you ever heard the phrase, “where your attention goes, energy flows”? It’s true. Your attention is a powerful currency, after all you pay attention. Unfortunately, most people don’t recognize the enormous power their attention offers and its ability to effect and transform all areas of their life.

The Power of Attention retreat will take you on a journey into mindfulness and meditation to increase your understanding of the value of attention. A value Sarah calls your superpower: the most important ingredient for living a powerful, purposeful, love-filled life. You’ll develop a whole new appreciation for your attention. You’ll:

  • Explore how to manage the currency of your attention. Learn to reclaim it so you can avert the distractions that abound in our fast-paced, device-laden culture. You will deliberately determine where, how, to whom, and on what you want to pay it.
  • Wisely use the power of your attention to connect with and enliven what really matters to you such as your relationships, your passions, your projects, your health, your career, and your environment. Discover why your attention is a “currency of love.”
  • Enhance your ability to be more present, self-aware, and focused with mindfulness practices.
  • Learn to use self-inquiry and meditation techniques to cultivate the direct experience of the source of your attention.
  • Tune in to the love that lives through you as you and the love that calls you forth to live an extraordinary life.

Each one of us has the ability to take advantage of this superpower and reclaim the ability to pay attention on purpose. When you do, you can turn your attention inward and wake up to the source of it: love.

Items to bring: Casual and comfortable clothes, a journal and a pen, your favorite water bottle, a meditation shawl if you like to use one and your open heart and mind.

You will receive a complimentary copy of The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation

CE Credits available.

 

About the Teacher


Hay House author Sarah McLean is an American Transcendentalist and inspiring and insightful meditation expert based in Sedona, Arizona. With kindness and humor, Sarah shares secrets to successful meditation and how the meditation path can lead to self-compassion, clear communication, and a more peaceful and powerful life. She has been teaching people to meditate for over 20 years.

Sarah first learned about meditation while in the U.S. Army training as a Behavioral Specialist to help soldiers address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the Army and college, Sarah took a nine-month mountain bike journey from Europe to Asia seeking secrets to peace and fulfillment. When she returned, she began her daily meditation practice and studied mind/body health with Dr. Deepak Chopra. She worked with him as the Program Director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California. After eight years, Sarah took a sabbatical to seek the origins of meditation. She lived in a traditional ashram in South India for six months and was a two-year resident at a remote Zen Buddhist monastery. In 2001, she settled in Sedona, Arizona and founded the McLean Meditation Institute and offers meditation and mindfulness classes and weekend retreats. She’s also the director of the Meditation Teacher Academy with offices in Sedona and County Cork Ireland – a 200-hour teacher training program which trains meditation and mindfulness teachers around the globe.

Sarah is a popular speaker and has facilitated programs for the Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, Miraval, and offers retreats at many world-class destination. Her teachings are endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, India Arie, and a myriad of other contemporary figures. She’s also the best-selling author of the books, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation and, The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and Its Unlimited Potential with Meditation. She’s been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Prevention Magazine, the Guardian, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and CNN. More


Schedule

Thursday
Arrive at the Center, if you’re early you may wish to go on a self-directed nature walk
3:00pm: Check in at reception, settle into your room
4:45 – 5:45pm: Yoga with Community (optional)
6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner
7:05pm – 7:20pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (Dining Hall)
7:30 – 8:30pm: Introduction/Welcome with Sarah at Veda 1

Friday
Watch the sunrise (optional!)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:45 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:45 – 10:45am: Yoga with Community (optional)
11:15am – 12:30pm: Power of Attention with Sarah at Veda 1
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch (Optional silent)
1:30 – 3:30pm: Free Time*
3:45 – 5:30pm: Session with Sarah at Veda 1
6:00 – 6:30pm: Meditation with Community
6:30 – 7:30: Dinner
7:30pm: Meditative Chant (Kirtan) with Community

Saturday
Nature Walk at Dawn (optional)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:45 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:45 – 10:45am: Yoga with Community (optional)
11:15am – 12:30pm: Power of Attention with Sarah at Veda 1
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30pm: Free Time*
3:45 – 5:30pm: Session with Sarah
6:00 – 6:30pm: Meditation with Community
6:30 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Meditative Chant (Kirtan) with Community

Sunday
Nature Walk at Dawn (optional)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:30 – 9:15am: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00pm: Session with Sarah at Veda 1
11:00am: Check out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00pm: Lunch

*Free time to enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, pottery, spa treatments, or simply unwind with a book whilst admiring the vastness of the mountain range.


Date & Time

Starts: May 10, 2018 06:00 PM

Ends: May 13, 2018 01:00 PM

Teacher

Sarah McLean

Rate

Starting at $612
Includes room, meals & tuition

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