This is becoming an annual Mindful Writing retreat held at Tara Rokpa Centre in the Groot Marico area. On this retreat, we’ll use a variety of guided mindfulness practises as well as workshops geared towards sparking creativity and sharpening our writing skills. Drawing on exercises from books such as Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Natalie Goldberg), The Artist’s Way (Julia Cameron) and The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life (Dinty Moore), the retreat sets out to cultivate a mindful approach to writing in a variety of genres.
“You need to begin to explore another way to write, to build awareness to write from…To create from joy, to create from wonder, demands a continual discipline, a great compassion…it demands a continual objectivity of spirit, a continual looking out at, and beyond the world created by the senses…”
Thuksey Rinpoche, in Andrew Harvey’s Journey to Ladakh (1983)