Tracking Wonder in Times of Challenge and Change

Workshop Guide

Tracking Wonder in Times of Challenge and Change

7 Ways to Shape Your Days with Purpose, Creativity, and Delight

January 20 – 25, 2019

Feeling confused, uninspired, or directionless? A sense of true wonder is the one human experience that dissolves our habitual ways of perceiving problems—in work, relationships, and life—so we can conceive radically new solutions. Beyond grit, focus, and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, wonder is the surprising advantage of the people who describe themselves as fulfilled and living with purpose.

Join master teacher and psychology-of-creativity expert Jeffrey Davis and special guest Leo Babauta to learn evidence-based positive practices for a wonder-filled life. These methods have helped entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and others retrain themselves to engage in life with more motivation and curiosity. Jeffrey and Leo synthesize research on 200 top performers incorporating positive psychology, neuropsychology, creativity, Zen Buddhism, and yogic skills, and share it with you.

During the week you will:

  • Track moments from morning to evening with a custom Tracking Wonder daybook
  • Learn how to optimally engage specific neuronal networks to induce increased openness and spontaneous, creative problem-solving
  • Switch awareness from intentional focus to deliberate daydreaming
  • Awaken your “young genius” strengths and watch your mind’s natural activity with meta-awareness meditation.

Instead of starting the new year looking to a brand-new job, relationship, or locale to inspire the embodied change you desire, let a new set of daily practices lead you on a path of purpose and creativity right where you are.

FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AT 1440

Faculty

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Davis  is a speaker, author, poet, master teacher, and strategist known for his views on creative mastery, meaningful work, and branding with integrity. He heads up the team at  Tracking Wonder consultancy and is  a veteran strategist, helping accomplished professionals, creative entrepreneurs, and business leaders advance their best ideas for a better world.

Through the  Tracking Wonder podcast, Jeffrey interviews creative innovators, scientists, and social psychologists to discover how innovators flourish in times of challenge and change. He also writes for outlets such as Psychology Today online and The Creativity Post.

Jeffrey cofounded the Walden Institute, devoted to the study of human potential, and was a resident at the Zen Mountain Monastery in New York. He also worked with his yoga teacher, Sri T.K.V. Desikachar, in Chennai, India.

Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta is the simplicity blogger and author behind Zen Habits, a blog with more than one million regular readers. Leo started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he’s learned while changing a number of habits, including quitting smoking, becoming a marathon runner, writing multiple books, becoming vegan, adopting a minimalist lifestyle, tripling his income, and eliminating all of his debt.

Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. Leo helps people clear the clutter and adopt simple methods, so they can focus on what’s important and create a whole lifestyle by building on and learning from each previous success.

Leo lives in Davis, California, with his wife and six kids, where he eats vegan food, meditates, writes, runs, and reads while teaching his courses Mindful Focus and Sea Change. He’s the author of Zen to Done, Essential Zen Habits, The Power of Less, Focus, and The Little Book of Contentment, among others.

Meeting Venue

1440 Multiversity

800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

We will be meeting at the 1440 Multiversity campus for this 5-day workshop.

Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, this 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. The unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.

Travel

Flying

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is just 27 miles away.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is just 60 miles away.
Oakland International Airport (OAK)is just 60 miles away.

Ground Transportation

1440 Multiversity strongly encourages guests to take advantage of their 1440 shuttle service to and from the city of San Francisco and San Jose airport, use a ride-share service, carpool, or hire a taxi. 

You do not need a car during your time at 1440. If you do choose to drive, please be aware that on-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited. Details on shuttle services and ride-shares can be found in 1440’s Transportation document.

Lodging

1440 Multiversity

At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of the rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub
  • access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

To view more on accommodations and begin the booking process, please click here: ACCOMMODATIONS

Food

1440 Multiversity

At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find fresh, organic, locally sourced, and seasonal meals included with your Lodging accommodations. 

While focused on plant-based cuisine, daily menus also include sustainable sources of animal protein as well as gluten-free, lactose-free, and paleo options.

To view more on dining and begin the booking process, please click here: FOOD

Registration

January 20 – 25, 2019

Sunday – Friday, 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

*Please note Tracking Wonder is not responsible for registration.

Other Questions?

If you have any other questions or requests, please send Erin a note at info@trackingwonder.com She is happy to help!

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Read Chapter One of Tracking Wonder

Discover the inspiration behind Tracking Wonder. When life (literally) goes up in flames, learn to use the transformative power of wonder to find hope and even thrive in challenging times.

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