Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence Training Weekend: Radical Responsibility

9am-5pm each day

Holy Wisdom Monastery, Garden Room, 4200 County M, Middleton, WI 53562 (Map)


Online. All registrations are confirmed via email once registration and fee are received.

For more information:

For registration questions, contact Angela Chopp at angela.chopp@ecc.uwex.edu or (608) 265-9585.

Retreat Information 

  • Dates: Oct. 22-23, 2016, 9am-5pm. Lunch from noon-1:30pm each day.
  • Cost: $195 (includes two lunches; vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available). Registered participants also receive a complimentary ticket to a dialogue between Fleet Maull and Richard Davidson on Friday, Oct. 21 at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Additional tickets to the Friday evening dialogue are $20 and available for purchase online.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations on or before Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, will be refunded the entire retreat, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after Wednesday, Oct. 5.
  • Retreat Flyer (pdf)

About the Retreat


This weekend training is an in-depth, meditation and experiential workshop open to all. No prior meditation experience is required. This training is ideally suited for community leaders and activists, teachers, health care professionals, business and nonprofit leaders, and anyone who aspires to personal development and authentic relationships.


"Radical responsibility is not about blame; it's about ownership and self-empowerment, owning our circumstances and our choices. Anytime you attribute the cause of your happiness or unhappiness, satisfaction or dissatisfaction to something outside yourself, you give away your power." – Fleet Maull


Radical Responsibility is the renowned contemplative training that has created profound change for thousands of participants in the United States and Europe over the past 15 years. The core of the Radical Responsibility training is the recognition of our own innate, basic worthiness and Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI), an integration of deep mindfulness and emotional intelligence training. Throughout the weekend training, we will engage in meditation practices and experiential exercises designed to help us cultivate greater personal resilience, authenticity, and emotional intelligence. Participants will train in a variety of mindfulness-based communication skills including: focusing, presencing, emotional regulation, state shifting, empathic listening, reflective listening, giving and receiving feedback, and engaging in difficult conversations. Learn more


Continuing Education Units: Approved for 1.3 continuing education units (13 hours) by UW Extension.


Please dress in comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. We will be sitting in chairs, so bring any supports or pillows that help you be comfortable.




Baymont Inn and Suites, 8102 Excelsior Dr., Madison, (608) 831-7711. Make reservations by Sept. 21 and mention UW Health Mindfulness to receive a reduced rate.


About the Visiting Teacher


Fleet Maull is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, end-of-life-care educator and social activist. While serving a 14-year mandatory-minimum sentence on drug charges in federal prison from 1985 to 1999, he founded both the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the first hospice program inside an American prison. He is a senior teacher (acharya) in the international Shambhala Meditation community and senior priest (sensei) in the Zen Peacemaker movement.


Fleet leads meditation retreats, leadership and activist trainings, corrections and law enforcement trainings, bearing witness retreats and street retreats throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America. His peacemaking activities range from the streets of U.S. cities, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, Rwanda, Israel-Palestine and the forgotten world inside our jails and prisons. He is the author of Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull and the forthcoming Radical Responsibility.


Listen to an interview with Fleet Maull • Watch a video of his work in prisons