Center for Mindfulness: Spring Renewal Retreat

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Creating The Conditions For A Mindful Year

Join the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (CFM) community for a daylong retreat in embarking on a rejuvenating journey at our Spring Renewal Retreat. We will do a half-day of silent mindfulness practices with periodic instruction by Shannon Jordan and Lisette Atala followed by a half-day workshop led by CFM Director Dr. Cassandra Vieten, dedicated to connecting with your inner resource, vitality and nurturing overall well-being.

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May 18, 2024 (Saturday)

Tentative Schedule:

8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-12:00pm Morning Session: Mindfulness and Compassion Practices with instruction
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break (on your own, several local options)
1:30pm-4:30pm Afternoon Session: Workshop


In-Person: UC San Diego International House - Great Hall

*The building does not have a specific address.  If you search using your phone or computer for UCSD Great Hall, the map should come up or use the link above.

Closest parking: Pangea Parking Structure

The Pangea Parking Structure is right across the street from the Great Hall. Please follow the linked map above.

Parking On Your Own:

Visitor (V) Parking Rates (ParkMobile zone 4752)---all are marked with a letter on the ground near each parking spot

  • 30 minutes or less (no charge)
  • Each additional hour $4 (daily maximum $32)
  • After 5pm Weekdays and on Weekends $2/hr. (maximum $8)
  • Best to pay at the Pay Stations (usually near the entrance) sell Visitor (V) permits. Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:  Visa, MasterCard or American Express  OR Pay with ParkMobile — Pay for and extend parking sessions. We suggest paying at the machine---unless you have used ParkMobile before. 

Registration Fees

$39 UC San Diego Students
$79 UC San Diego Employees 
$89 In-Person: Register in Advance ($99 In-Person: At the Door)

*50% subsidy available for UC San Diego Health Employees. Please email with your employee ID number.

*No Live-Stream available for this event.

Scholarships and Student Discounts

We have established a scholarship policy to avoid turning away anyone with a genuine interest and motivation to participate, if the cost is the only thing preventing them from participating. If you have a genuine financial need, a limited number of scholarships are available. Please fill out this questionnaire by May 1, 2024.We will email if a scholarship is available.

Covid-19 Vaccination Compliance

Registrants who are attending in person are subject to UC San Diego requirements. You must comply with face covering policy and must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within the past 48 hours.

Please review the full COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance.

Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus $25 non-refundable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted by emailing on or before 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be allowed after this date. Registration, deposits, and funds are non-transferable.

In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.

The refunds are processed in the same method as payment were submitted.


It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CE content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review.