Mind Hacking Workshop

  • InsightLA 1430 Olympic Blvd Santa Monica, CA, 90404 United States

Mind Hacking is a mindset that begins with the understanding that we can reprogram our inner operating system. In other words that we can transform our human experience--from limited identities, to blocked emotions, to old storylines--using the mind itself. 

Over the course of this 3-hour interactive workshop we'll explore the basics of the hacking mindset as well as discuss five meditative skill-sets for hacking the mind & heart, including: 

Concentration Meditation
Investigation Meditation
Heart-Based Practice
Meditative Inquiry
Formless Awareness

During our time together we'll do both silent meditation as well as a social form of mindfulness called social noting. There will be plenty of time for fine-tuning and questions as we journey into a process of hacking the mind, awakening the heart, and rebooting the world.

Workshop Facilitators

"Self-described Buddhist geeks, this married couple is crafting new ways to practice mindfulness, helping others develop apps for contemplation." - Wired Magazine

Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive silent retreat practice. He began teaching in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram, in their unique style of ‘pragmatic dharma.’ In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded the media company Buddhist Geeks, which has since been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles TimesFast Company, andTricycle. Vincent was honored to be part of Wired UK’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” Along with his wife Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.

Emily Horn is a contemplative teacher with fierce compassion and the skill that comes from dedicated practice and personal exploration. Her integrative teaching style is influenced by Mindfulness meditation and revolves around the interwoven nature of contemplation, personal unfolding, and daily life. She has taught mindfulness classes at InsightLA, and is currently in the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, and others. Emily has also managed projects in contemplative education environments including Naropa University, InsightLA, and Sounds True. She is currently the Retreat and Community Director at Buddhist Geeks.