Mindvalley University was born from a simple idea of CEO, Vishen Lakhiani, wanting to up sticks and move his family to a different cultural city around the globe for one month of every year.
Vishen wanted his children to experience life in a new country, in a new culture surrounded by the customs and the people of the region, absorbing the flavors and essence of a new lifestyle in a way they never imagined.
Not only that, since Mindvalley had already established A-Fest as one of the biggest personal growth festivals on the planet, he figured why not bring the best teachers on the planet along with him, and a tribe of like-minded individuals to share the experience with their families too?
And, so Mindvalley University was born. This year will be our third traveling campus, after previous successes in Barcelona, Spain and Tallinn, Estonia.
If this sounds interesting to you, here are 10 reasons to join us at Mindvalley University, 2019:
1. Breathtaking Cultural Location
Welcome to Pula, Croatia!
This summer, Mindvalley University is headed to the picturesque Port City of Pula, Croatia – set beside the glittering Adriatic Sea and surrounded by Ancient Roman Architecture! You’ll be soaking up the history, culture, and traditions of this hidden gem of Europe for an entire month.
A world away from elsewhere on the Adriatic, it’s easy to find a rocky cove or shingle beach all to yourself. If you’re brave enough, there are plenty of cliffs to jump off, just like the locals.
The best preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy, the incredible natural harbor, some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, and the intoxicating mix of Italian and Croatian cuisine make Pula a truly memorable destination.
(P.S Game of Thrones fans might be interested that it’s one of the locations used for filming!)
2. Incredible Teachers
Our teachers make their living on the TED stage, writing best-selling books, or building extraordinary companies. They’re the living legends of their fields, true world-leading experts who know how to use their skills in the real world.
This year’s speakers include:
- Katherine Woodward Thomas – New York Times Bestselling Author, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist on Conscious Uncoupling
- Shelly Lefkoe – co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder and Parenting the Lefkoeway on How To Raise Adults Without Limits and How To Get Rid of Beliefs That Keep You From Having The Life You Dream Of
- Srikumar Rao – Author, Philosopher, and Legendary Business Schoool Teacher on How To Reach Heights of Achievement You Never Dreamed of While Remaining Serene as a Zen Monk
- Plus your favorite Mindvalley authors such as Vishen Lakhiani, Eric Edmeades, Marisa Peer, and many others
3. Transgenerational Learning
Mindvalley University City Campus is a transformational event for all generations. Every year, we bring together people of all ages, from 6 to 86. Young people can learn from elders and vice versa, and entire families learn together.
We’ve designed separate programs for younger children to deepen their understanding of the world, using approaches based on conscious parenting and emotional intelligence theory.
They’ll be learning from some of the most renowned experts on parenting.
And, in the evenings, the entire family can meet up and share what they’ve learned over dinner in one of the amazing restaurants.
4. Upgraded Curriculum
Want to learn engineering or physics? Great! Today you can learn that online for free on MIT.edu or EdX.com.
Mindvalley University City Campus is not here for these type of skills – but for the ones our regular education system ignored. Skills like entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, personal growth, health and wellness, happiness, love, parenting, intuition, mindfulness, even Feng Shui. Skills that truly lead to happier lives.
But, because we’re all about growth, we’ve made some changes based on the feedback from previous attendees to make this year’s Mindvalley University (MVU) way bigger and even
5. Become Part Of A Global Community
A well-structured on-the-ground social network ensures your day is filled with the chance to connect, mastermind, and socialize. Apart from the learning program, you’ll be able to go on trips, have adventures, and experience amazing parties together.
The greatest thing people often say they got out of college was the friendships they found. Mindvalley University is designed to expand your social connections like no other experience on Earth.
And you’re not just joining one event – you’re joining a global community. You become part of alumni invited to exclusive events around the globe.
6. Tribe Led Sessions
The Mindvalley University Tribe attracts some of the best minds in nearly every profession or educational track on the planet — and that’s just the audience.
We’ve listened to what they said about last year’s event and this year the tribe will have more involvement, so it’s not just the legends on stage, you’ll benefit from amazing people off it too.
Together you’ll create a cross-pollination of skills, passions, ideas, and experiences that will both elevate and expand the way you perform at work and impact the world.
7. Full Day Workshops
Based on the feedback from Mindvalley University 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia we are bringing more full day workshops for you to dive into specific content and really get the chance to work on a specific area of your life.
So, as well as hearing enlightening one or two-hour talks from the likes of Srikumar Rao, Shelly Lefkoe, and Katherine Woodward Thomas, you’ll also get the chance to dive deep into a particular authors methods, going through practical exercises and making real changes and breakthroughs to take away and work on.
8. Teen And Children Programs
For most of their lives, our children sit in classrooms and are prescribed the rules of engagement for life, what to believe, who to be and how to be a good member of society.
That’s why Mindvalley University has created a pioneering curriculum based on experiential, co-creative learning. We’ve brought in specialists to lead and facilitate workshops designed for specific age groups, so whether your child is 6 years old or 16, they will be getting tailored content delivered by experts in innovative learning for that age group.
Last year, people from over 70 countries gathered for Mindvalley University and this year we predict we’ll have even more.
Imagine being exposed to this kind of diversity at such a young age. Our children are the vanguards of world centrism. We want them to bridge the differences between their cultures and help each other learn and grow, and in doing so evolve global human consciousness to the next level.
9. Value For Money
Mindvalley University is a month-long transformational event where you’ll join an inspiring tribe of people who are seeking to really make a difference in the world. You get world-leading minds, just like at top regular universities, but at a fraction of the cost.
We’re cramming in a whole year’s worth of education, transformation, and growth into one month. An experience that’s potentially life-changing not just for you, but your whole family too, and let’s not forget…
10. Incredible Parties And Excursions
What University Experience would be complete without having the time of your life?
Transformation doesn’t have to be taxing! We LOVE a party at Mindvalley, so there is just as much focus on having a good time as there is on providing the most powerful transformative content.
There’s no point coming to an awesome location like Pula, Croatia if you don’t make the most of it and every day we’ve got exciting things to do to ensure that this is not only the most educational trip you ever make, it’s also the most fun.
What excites you most about Mindvalley University? Let us know in the comments.