Ben Decker, is a social activist, meditation teacher, energy worker, and entrepreneur. He’s the author of Practical Meditation for Beginners, a cross-disciplinary guide to ten different meditation techniques, the traditions that practice them, the scientific studies revealing their physiological efficacy, and instructions for their many real-life applications.Learn More
His love for meditation & the spiritual teachings of ancient traditions goes back to childhood. Ever the idealist and enthusiastic learner, this enthusiasm for meditation has won him praise by Conscious Lifestyle Magazine as “one of the world’s leading meditation teachers,” and Well + Good as a “superstar meditation instructor.”
Ben has shared his love of meditation with thousands. His work is universal, well-rounded and rooted in ancient wisdom & modern pragmatism and has also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Face the Current, Evolve & Ascend, Spirituality & Health, Thrive Magazine, LA Yoga, and more. Ben is a founding Meditation Teacher at the most prominent meditation studios in Los Angeles, including Unplug Meditation, The DEN Meditation, Wanderlust Hollywood, and Mystic Journey. A lifelong meditator, the spiritual household of his youth held strong emphasis on discipline and spiritual development. Modern, entertaining, and easy to understand, Ben’s classes take even the novice meditator into a deep exploration of their own psyche.
In Fall of 2016 he launched his first online meditation offering on the Unplug Meditation Guided Meditation App. He worked closely with anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes in the United States and The Philippines and received the Unlikely Heroes Legacy Award in 2012.
He also supports the efforts of anti-human trafficking organizations Children of the Night, Saving Innocence, International Justice Mission, The Somaly Mam Foundation, and Together 1 Heart, as well as humanitarian aid organizations Generosity.org and the American Red Cross. As a political activist, he is campaigning for Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Presidential Campaign.
In the past he campaigned for Williamson’s 2015 Congressional run, and has also campaigned for Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Tim Ryan. Once praised by Forbes as a “legendary PR maven,” and “a shining example of the talent the philanthropic community needs to attract,” Decker left a prolific career in Hollywood to dedicate his professional life to sharing the universal teachings of global ancient traditions and conscious activism.
The Ancient Greek aphorism “Know Thyself” was said to have been written on the entrance to the front courtyard of the temple of Apollo, the god of Light.
In Buddhist tradition, the state of cosmic wisdom and divine understanding is often referred to as Enlightenment.
In the Judeo Christian Islamic traditions, we read that Light is the first creation of God. Join us as we take the journey within, declaring the divine imperative in the darkest places of our inner worlds, saying with confidence, bravery and strength, “Let there be light!” In this retreat, we will practice the tools of meditation, yoga, mindful eating practices, and experience luxurious health treatments to facilitate the peace and clarity of mind to explore what it means to examine our own psyches and confront our own unwanted behaviors.
As the light of our awareness rests in the deepest corners of our minds, we begin to heal and grow beyond our past, our limitations, and our fears. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in authentic shamanic plant medicine ceremonies, rainforest zip lining tours, horseback riding, and additional workshops on manifestation & self motivation and empowerment.
Here’s what’s included with your 7 or 14-night journey
Luminaries will interact and share eight hours with guests each week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 – 3 p.m.