November 2018

03Nov10:00 AM4:30 PM​True Nourishment from Mind, Heart to Cell10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT; Elissa Epel, PhD; Venerable Jampa Sangmo No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code AL2D18.
5.5 CE credits available for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses.

Ancient contemplative and mindful practices support us to live with wisdom, compassion, and ease. Science is showing us the many ways these can vitalize spiritual, emotional, metabolic, and cellular health ​​and how to make sustainable life changes.

In this day retreat, you will be introduced to and immersed in mindfulness, heart focused practices, as well as mindful eating and self care practices, all part of a fulfilling, mindful healthstyle. When practiced regularly, these enhance well-being, fulfillment, and can slow the cellular aging process.

​Join this trio of a Tibetan Buddhist nun, Mindfulness &Self-Compassion teacher/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Mind-Body/Meditation researcher for our 5th year in exploring these practices together.

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe to clients or patients how mindfulness meditation can impact cellular aging;
  • Describe to clients or patients how our thoughts and lifestyle practices may impact cellular aging;
  • Describe to clients or patients how mindful choice and a mindful practice helps identify true needs;
  • Identify three mindfulness and lifestyle practices that can positively impact health and well-being.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education

This program offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing board to see if credits from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.


Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by Spirit Rock and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.
The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5.5 contact hours.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.


Please note: In order to qualify for CE credit, participants must attend the event in full: arrive and sign-in at the CE table within 15 minutes of the start of the program, stay until the end of the program, and sign out. Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered. For more information about CE credit at Spirit Rock, please visit the CE Credit information page.


Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. For more information, please see our Cancellation Policy for Non-Residential Programs.


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