Deepening the Journey: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

The Institute for Mindful Leadership is pleased to invite you to join Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano for this 4 day retreat which will go beyond the introductory basics of meditation and mindful leadership training. Together we will look at leading with excellence, working with challenges such as burnout and moral uncertainty, and living and leading in the midst of an increasingly divided society. We will also look at ways to connect to a bigger picture, allow for joy, and more skillfully meet the isolation of leadership. In this intimate gathering we will engage in direct practices, and have periods of dialog as well as stretches of silence. This curriculum has been created for experienced mindfulness practitioners with documented training in meditation; participants will be requested to provide background on their personal practice and training.

Please register for the workshop prior to booking your room.


Please register for the workshop prior to booking your room here.



Arrival Day

4 PM: Check-in

6 PM: Dinner

7:30 – 9 PM: Introduction to Workshop

Days In Between

7 – 8: Early session

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

9 AM – 12 PM: Class

12 -1 PM: Lunch

2 – 5 PM: Class

6 PM: Dinner

7:30 – 9 PM: Teaching Assistant or Self-Practicing Class

Check Out Day

7 – 8: Early session

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

9 – 11:30 AM: Class

12 – 1 PM: Lunch


Sharon Salzberg

Sharon teaches a variety of offerings around the globe. She resides in Barre, Massachusetts, and New York City. Sharon has also emerged as a featured speaker and teacher at a wide variety of events. She served as a panelist with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists at the 2005 Mind and Life Investigating the Mind Conference in Washington, DC. She also coordinated the meditation faculty for the 2005 Mind and Life Summer Institute, an intensive five-day meeting to advance research on the intersection of meditation and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.

At the 2005 Sacred Circles Conference at the Washington National Cathedral, Sharon served as a keynote speaker. She has addressed audiences at the State of the World Forum, the Peacemakers Conference (sharing a plenary panel with Nobel Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jose Ramos Horta) and has delivered keynotes at Tricycle’s Buddhism in America Conference, as well as Yoga Journal, Kripalu and Omega conferences.

She is the author of nine books including Lovingkindness, the New York Times best seller Real Happiness, and Real Happiness at Work. She is a weekly columnist for On Being, a regular contributor the the Huffington Post, and was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine for several years. She has appeared in Time Magazine, Yoga Journal,, Tricycle, Real Simple, Body & Soul, Mirabella, Good Housekeeping, Self, Buddhadharma, More and Shambhala Sun, as well as on a variety of radio programs. Various anthologies on spirituality have also featured Sharon Salzberg and her work.

Janice Marturano

Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and the fundamentals of leadership excellence.

Janice was a strategic leader within General Mills for nearly 15 years before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While fulfilling her duties as a corporate officer at General Mills, she also co-developed the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a member of the Advisory Board. As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to leaders from all forms of organizations-corporate, non-profit, academic, government and military. In 2013, she was invited to share her understanding of the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and again at the 2014 World Economic Forum Conference in Tianjin, China.

Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huff Post Live, and in the NY Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, and LA Times. Her book, Finding the Space to Lead has become required reading at business schools, such as Columbia, NYU and USC. It has been or is being translated into many languages including French, Norwegian, Spanish, Polish, German, Chinese and Korean.


Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.


“At the World Economic Forum, I saw in person how Janice Marturano’s mindful leadership training could make a real difference in the lives of corporate leaders from around the globe.”
— Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group

“Mindful Leadership has transformed my life. As a corporate change agent my ability to understand myself and others better is crucial to bring about skillful and sustainable improvements.”
— Andreas Metzen, senior vice president, DVB Bank SE

“This is not some ‘new age mindset’ rhetoric . . . as someone who had no idea what mindfulness was, this has made me a better leader, father, and husband by building the muscle of staying focused ‘on demand.’”
— Joe Ens, vice president, General Mills