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Writing as a Path to Awakening

Writing as a Path to Awakening

Week of February 9-14

$650.00 – $3,550.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Are you ready to experience, and then write forth, the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness aimed toward deeper self-awareness. It moves us along the path of awakening to our true nature. Many of our greatest spiritual teachers from around the world were — and are — writers. From Sappho in the 7th century BC to Pema Chodron, from Rumi in the 13th century to Thomas Merton, Jack Kornfield, and the Dalai Lama, the written word has the power not only to inspire, but also to awaken the very best in the human heart.
Join us for an exciting exploration of your inner and outer creativity. The days will include periods of sitting meditation, writing exercises, readings, standing meditation, creative visualization, q&a, sharing, and discussion. Come be inspired by your own innate creativity, and journey into deeper levels of awareness and creativity through the practice of meditation, inquiry, writing, and listening to words. You can leave with stronger writing skills, an expanded sense of your own divine being, and a deeper understanding of the connection between creativity and consciousness.
This retreat is generally open to all, but optimum for people with a committed sitting (mindfulness) meditation and writing practice of at least two years.

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