OREANDA-NEWS. September 23, 2016. Whats the best way to join forces and solve the most important problems we all face? Compassion.

Thats why weve designated Friday, October 7 as Compassion Day at Dreamforce.  Were also incorporating this ethos all week by offering a variety of mindfulness and meditation sessions. At the Compassion Day session, hear from brilliant, multi-disciplinary, world-changing leaders and thinkers about the value of compassion in our everyday lives. Throughout Dreamforce week, embrace mindfulness through daily meditations and sessions tailored around incorporating it in bite-sized ways. Learn how to harness the potential of compassion to create meaning and extraordinary impact in your work, your life, and our world.

Some of our special guests include more than 20 monastics from Plum Village Monastery in France, as well as Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love), Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ), Larry Brilliant (a leader at the World Health Organization), Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (CEO of Center for Youth Wellness), and others.

Check out our full programming for Mindfulness and Compassion during all four days of Dreamforce.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

9:00 a.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being, with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Come and experience basic mindfulness and meditation techniques as taught by the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery in Southern France, home of the great Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

12:00 p.m.

Got Stress? Train Your Attention with Dr. Parneet Pal, Physician and Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs

What does attention have to do with stress? Learn the latest insights from brain science and practice a foundational mindfulness technique to help you relate to stress more skillfully.

2:00 p.m.

Compassionate Warrior Training with Dr. Laura Delizonna, Stanford Instructor & Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Cut straight through differences and drop into the common human experience. Develop a greater capacity to connect with others from a place of strength and authenticity.

4:00 p.m.

Listening Lounge with Michael Taft, Author of The Mindful Geek & Core Faculty, Wisdom Labs

Drop in and learn a fun and easy meditation that will increase your ability to listen. Perfect for building concentration, empathy, and making meaningful connections with others. Its also very relaxing!

Wednesday, Oct. 5

9:00 a.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Wellbeing with the monks and nuns of Plum Village

Come and experience basic mindfulness and meditation techniques as taught by the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery in Southern France, home of the great Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Mindfulness Is a Superpower with Dr. Laura Delizonna, Stanford Instructor & Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Mindfulness equips us with the power to skillfully respond, no matter what we face. Learn how to cultivate that superpower.

12:00 p.m.

Build Your Resilience with Compassion with Dr. Parneet Pal, Physician and Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs

Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a setback. In this session, youll learn a surprising and powerful way to strengthen your resilience muscle using the science of compassion.

4:00 p.m.

Friendly Focus with Michael Taft, Author of The Mindful Geek & Core Faculty, Wisdom Labs

If youve ever had trouble concentrating, this is the session for you. Swing by and experiment with the ancient and modern skills of voluntary attention control. Your brain will thank you.  

Thursday, Oct. 6

9:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-Being with the monks and nuns of Plum Village

Come and experience basic mindfulness and meditation techniques as taught by the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery in Southern France, home of the great Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

12:00 p.m.

A Mindful Workout for Focus and Calm with Dr. Laura Delizonna, Stanford Instructor & Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Mindfulness is great for reducing stress and building attention skills. Come join the inimitable Dr. Pal for a fun and friendly mindful workout that does both at once even in the workplace.

2:00 p.m.

Get in a Success Mindset with Dr. Laura Delizonna, Stanford Instructor & Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Learn the technique Olympic athletes use to tap into the power of the mind and elevate success.

4:00 p.m.

Befriending Your Feelings with Michael Taft, Author of The Mindful Geek & Core Faculty, Wisdom Labs

Ever have challenges with emotions? Mindfulness meditation can really help. In this session, you will learn a powerful meditation for befriending your feelings and coping with anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.  

Friday, Oct. 7

9:00 a.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Well-being with the monks and nuns of Plum Village

Come and experience basic mindfulness and meditation techniques as taught by the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery in Southern France, home of the great Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Mindfulness Zone Program Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8:00 a.m.

Walking Meditation with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Mindful walking is an ancient technique for calm, rejuvenation, and focus. Join the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery as they guide you in this elegant and powerful practice. 

12:30 p.m.

Mindful Eating with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Ever rush through a meal without even tasting it? Mindful eating teaches you the focus, calm, and presence of meditation while deeply enjoying your food. Eat less, taste more!

 3:00 p.m.

Who Has Time for Creativity? You Do! with Dr. Parneet Pal, Physician and Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs

Meditation can unleash the creative wizard within you! In this session, youll learn the science of how it works and learn to enhance your out-of-the-box thinking and intuitive genius.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

8:00 a.m.

Walking Meditation with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Mindful walking is an ancient technique for calm, rejuvenation, and focus. Join the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery as they guide you in this elegant and powerful practice

12:30 p.m.

Mindful Eating with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Ever rush through a meal without even tasting it? Mindful eating teaches you the focus, calm, and presence of meditation, while deeply enjoying your food. Eat less, taste more!

3:30 p.m.

Exhausted? Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First with Dr. Parneet Pal, Physician and Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs

Overworked? Not enough sleep? In this session, Dr. Pal will show you a mindful hack to quickly rejuvenate and re-energize yourself during your busy workday.

Thursday, Oct. 6

8:00 a.m.

Walking Meditation with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Mindful walking is an ancient technique for calm, rejuvenation, and focus. Join the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery as they guide you in this elegant and powerful practice.  

12:30 p.m.

Mindful Eating with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Ever rush through a meal without even tasting it? Mindful eating teaches you the focus, calm, and presence of meditation, while deeply enjoying your food. Eat less, taste more!

3:00 p.m.

Build Whats Strong (or, Leverage Your Strengths) with Dr. Laura Delizonna, Stanford Instructor & Chief Learning Officer, Wisdom Labs

Build whats strong dont just fix whats wrong. Our greatest potential for growth is in the area of our core strengths. Can you tap into them?

Friday, Oct. 7

8:00 a.m.

Walking Meditation with the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Monastery

Mindful walking is an ancient technique for calm, rejuvenation, and focus. Join the Zen monks and nuns from the Plum Village Monastery as they guide you in this elegant and powerful practice.

Learn more about the importance of mindfulness and compassion with Rich Fernandez, Ph.D., Co-founder & President, Wisdom Labs: