The six day event is aimed at registered Life Planners and meditation practitioners and includes silent practice with alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, yoga and Tai Chi sessions. Three vegetarian meals are served and there is no charge for the event apart from accommodation costs and expenses. A double room for the event duration costs £650.
Mr Kinder, also a Financial Planning Today columnist, said: “I think of them as the best weeks of my life and as the best teaching that I do. They train us in the deepest form of inner listening, which helps us become better listeners in all aspects of our lives, and the best listeners become the best financial planners.”
Mr Kinder stressed the many benefits of meditation including being able to:
• Defuse stress and experience greater calm
• discover inner resources that can change our everyday lives
• awaken our capacity for insight and wisdom
• broaden our perspective and deepen our courage, based on seeing things just as they are
Each day is followed by evening discussions. Group or individual interviews with Mr Kinder take place everyday.
The event will be held on March 19-24 in St Katherine’s Parmoor retreat and conference centre in Oxfordshire.
George Kinder CFP, a US-based founding father of Life Planning, and author, is the founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning and designer of training focused on client-adviser relationship skills. He recently launched the robo-adviser, LifePlanningforYou.com.
In his latest column for Financial Planning Today, Mr Kinder stresses the importance of listening. He said: “Life Planning begins by listening to oneself, getting to know oneself, whether we are a consumer, an adviser or a politician. It involves finding one’s authenticity, one’s dream of freedom and then living it.”
Access Mr Kinder’s latest Financial Planning Today column 11 steps for Life Planning by George Kinder Here.
Further details of the event are on the Kinder Institute website at www.kinderinstitute.com