Solitude and the Virtuous Life

A Weekend Retreat with Arnie Kozak, Ph.D.

February 24–26, 2017

IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners.

The unrelenting stresses of the information age devalue solitude and make it difficult to realize. Without solitude, we are lost. This afflicts introverts and extroverts alike, and especially those more prone to the interior. Mindfulness is the path to solitude and can help us to become impeccable in our lives: embracing uncertainty, valuing vulnerability as a means to growth, and being in the world as ethical agents. The Buddha’s example as a solitary, quiet, and inward looking teacher can lead us to wisdom.

This workshop will explore why solitude is important, necessary, and indispensable for living a virtuous, awakened, and connected life. It will build your capacity for aloneness that is not lonely. In addition to guided meditation practice, this workshop will come alive through poetry, mindfulness metaphors, neuroscience research, and humorous stories. There will be time to both connect with others and go within to explore the contours of your interior.  This retreat will include a Saturday Night on Retreat Performance with The Conduit Center.

To learn more about all the offerings included in this retreat experience, view a sample schedule.

This retreat is eligible for Boundless Heart Fund Scholarships and Hemera and Aetna Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for Educators, Healthcare, and Nonprofit Professionals programs. Apply for a scholarship here.

Tuition is $250 plus accommodations. The retreat will begin on Friday, February 24 at 5 p.m. with an optional all-levels yoga course and conclude on Sunday, February 26 around 1 p.m. Continuing Education Credits available for an additional $20. 


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Friday February 24
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Includes tuition, private accommodations and meals for two nights. (Tuition: $250 + Accommodations: $225)
Includes tuition, private bath, accommodations and meals for two nights. (Tuition: $250 + Accommodations: $500)
Commuter. (Tuition: $250 + Commuter Fee: $75)
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CBI - Solitude and the Virtuous Life:
Private Room with Hall Bath
Private Room with Private Bath
Continuing Education Credits

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Arnie Kozak, Ph.D. 

Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, is a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He teaches workshops at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Arnie brings 30 years of meditation and yoga practice to his teaching and has authored many books, including “Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness,” “Mindfulness A-Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now,” and “The Everything Guide to the Introvert Edge.” 

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