Writing as a Path to Awakening
Who are you really? Are you ready to experience the truth of who you are and write from there?
Albert Flynn DeSilver, an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist, teaches that the practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, bringing us into deeper self-awareness that moves us along the path of awakening to our true nature.
Many of our greatest spiritual teachers were, and are, writers. From Sappho to Rumi to Thomas Merton, Pema Chödrön, and the Dalai Lama—they demonstrate that the written word has the power not only to inspire but to awaken the very best in the human heart.
In this special experiential writing retreat, you will learn:
- To let inspiration arise from your own innate creativity
- A variety of meditations to connect you to deeper levels of awareness
- Visualizations to help you relax into a creative flow
- How to use writing prompts for support when you run out of ideas or momentum.
These workshop will include sitting and walking meditation, dynamic writing prompts and exercises, question-and-answer sessions, sharing, and discussion. You will leave with ongoing access to your essential nature from which to continue writing.
Connect more intimately to your inner world and learn to witness and express the wisdom and insight that resides within.
Immerse yourself in a workshop designed to develop your writing skills and experience with an internationally celebrated author.
Take time to retreat—with meditation, listening to the sounds of words, and discussing the power of writing—while you explore new ways of tapping into inspiration.
Things to Know
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Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650
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