August 6-11, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
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:
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.
Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, workshop leader, and speaker who served as the first poet laureate of Marin County, California, from 2008-2010.
A prolific and celebrated author, Albert is published in more than 100 literary journals worldwide, including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others.
Albert’s latest book, Beamish Boy: A Memoir, is praised by Kirkus Reviews as ”A beautifully written memoir . . . poignant and inspirational.” Foreword Reviews calls it ”A fascinating, poetic memoir!” His newest books, due out in 2017, are the novel, Brooklyn, Wyoming and Writing as a Path to Awakening, a nonfiction book based on his popular workshops and retreats.
A sought-after speaker and trainer, Albert teaches writing and meditation retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Esalen Institute, Shambhala Mountain Center, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and at writing conferences nationally.
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.
Download a sample schedule.
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
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.
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