Writing as a Path to Awakening

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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.

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Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 6-11, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

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.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • 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

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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