The On Being Gathering — Becoming Wise: A Calling for This Age

On Being Gathering

Thank you for your interest in the inaugural On Being Gathering. The application deadline was August 10 and we are no longer accepting applications.

We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with all applicants by September 29.

Check out our events calendar for other ways to connect with On Being.

If you have a programming or logistical question regarding the On Being Gathering, please email Bethanie Mann at

For years we’ve aspired to gather together — in the flesh — our far-flung universe of listeners and readers. Now, in partnership with the new 1440 Multiversity in the hills and redwood forests of Santa Cruz county, it’s finally happening!

Our inaugural adventure will take place on President’s Day weekend: three days of conversation, poetry, and community with Krista Tippett, beloved teachers from the show and the blog, and the entire On Being team. Special guests include Seth Godin, Maria Popova, David Whyte, Maria Hinojosa, Naomi Shihab Nye, Omid Safi, Jennifer Bailey, and Parker Palmer.

In large and small groups, we will take up the possibilities of this moment to generatively inhabit the spaces of our lives and renew common life in a fractured world. There will be shared meals and music in the evenings, and plenty of space across the three days for restoration, one on one conversation, and quiet reflection.

February 16-19, 2018.

1440 Multiversity campus
outside Santa Cruz, CA

Program Cost

Generous scholarships available.

On-site Accommodations
All-inclusive room and board starting at $160 a night.

Applications now closed