Cancelling information

 Due to the pandemic, we greatly regret having to
cancel the conference as it was planned.
We are currently trying to organize an online conference instead,
with the same theme and the same speakers.
We also plan to have a day of practice in preparation for the conference,
led by Saki Santorelli on Thursday the 22nd of October.
Hopefully we will succeed, and we hope you will reserve the time from:

Thursday the 22nd, 16.00, Norwegian time
to Saturday evening the 24th of October

We hope to announce the program in August.
Thank you all for your understanding.

Warm regards
Organizing Committee

What follows is the original program


Friday 23 - 25 October 2020

Humanity at the

Contemplative Practice & Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Modern Technologies

The conference will focus on topics essential for a humane and sustainable future

  1. The essence, needs and possibilities of the human being
  2. The essence and possibilities of technology
  3. The relationship between man and technology 

A special concern will be the coming generations; which human qualities do children and adolescents need to thrive in tomorrows’ technological world? More information about the conference here.

Read the program here.



Monday 19 - 22 October 2020

Polishing the
Mirror of The Heart

Guided by:

Saki Santorelli 1

Saki Santorelli

Professor of Medicine, former director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and former executive director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

This 4-day retreat is an invitation to awaken the heart and feel our way into this many-chambered domain of our humanness. 

Together we’ll explore what it’s like to enter and understand, sooth and relax, purify and polish the mirror of the heart.

Read more about the retreat here.

The Conference Presenters

At present we are very happy to announce that the following speakers have confirmed their participation. 

Read more about all the presenters here.


Jon Kabat-Zinn

Prof. em. and founder of Center for Mindfulness, USA

Filosof Jonna Bornemark

Jonna Bornemark

Professor of philosophy, Sweden

2012.10.30.Helle Jensen. Psykolog. Har skrevet en ny bog. ©.foto. Lars Aarø. Fokus

Helle Jensen

Psychologist, author and mindfulness teacher, Denmark

Dag Hareide

Dag Hareide

Dr. of Sociology, leader, author and global activist, Norway


Jeremy Hunter

Associate Prof at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, USA

Saki Santorelli 1

Saki Santorelli

Professor of Medicine and former director of Center for Mindfulness, USA

E Antonova

Elena Antonova

PhD, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Neuroscience, UK

Anne Sælebakke1

Anne Sælebakke

Teacher, psychotherapist and author, Norway

Silvija Seres

Silvija Seres

PhD, mathematician and a technology investor, Norway

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen-1

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen

BS, MBA, CEO of Microsoft Norway


Quality Hotel Expo, Fornebu, Norway

Organizing committee
Michael de Vibe, Christian Egge, Tor Magne Handeland, Cathrine Helgøe Sasson, Anne Sælebakke

If you have any questions, please contact:
Phone +47 48 13 33 26

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