Past Event

Pause and Restart: A Digital Well-Being Training Program [CANCELLED]

March 22, 2022 - May 10, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event

As we rely on digital tools in many aspects of life including in work, academia, socializing, and practical means, sometimes the screen time and endless scrolling feels all too much.  This digital well-being training program is designed for those of us who want to reimagine our relationship with technology. We’ll create a community to pause and reflect on our use of social media, email, and more with the support of Buddhist philosophy, western psychology, meditation, and research-based tools and practices.  Over the course of 8-weeks, you'll be guided through the process of intentionally de-plugging and reimagining your relationship to technology.

Watch this short trailer featuring program instructors Prerna Manchanda and Adriana DiFazio.
While not mandatory, participants will be encouraged to take the first 5-weeks off the device or platform of their choice with the support of the larger program community. These weeks will be an opportunity to create a gap in habituated use patterns and a space for meaningful reflection, learning, and growth. The final 3-weeks will be a time to reintegrate your choice of tech back into your life (if you choose) with more intention, awareness, and empowerment. 

Tuesdays, March 22nd – May 10th (8 weeks).  Each 60-minute session will be comprised of a guided meditation, lecture, and group discussion.

Instructors: Prerna Manchanda, nationally-recognized Fortune-500 educator, meditation teacher, and expert on how to live joyfully in a digital age. With a decade of experience in the intersections of mental health, spirituality, and ethical technology, she helps people and organizations increase happiness, decrease burnout, and embrace mindfulness and restorative practices as the key to a fulfilling life. She holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University in Psychology & Education. She is the founder of Technically Spiritual and the host of the Technically Spiritual podcast. Learn more at

Adriana DiFazio, meditation teacher, animal ethics researcher, and Buddhist chaplain-in-training. She is the co-founder of the Mixed Race Meditation Group, a meditation community for multiracial individuals. Her training includes MNDFL’s 300-HR Meditation Teacher Training in 2016, the Mukpo Institute, a three month meditation retreat program, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity in Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Learn more at

Program is limited to 30 participants.  
$50 fee for eight-week series. If cost is prohibitive, kindly reach out to Daniela Elazari, Director of Well-Being, [email protected].

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