I wanted to let the community know about this upcoming retreat in South Africa. 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.
Hello, Although this Mindful Writing Retreat is over, could the daily schedule of activities be made available to our community, or could someone who attended share their experience with us? Thank you.
We used a combination of Mindfulness practices (sitting, walking, movement) and writing seminars and workshops, using exercises from a variety of texts. There was also time for individual writing and a group writing marathon. The evenings were spent in readings and sharing (and some wine drinking and music playing also). Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings at a Tibetan Kagyu retreat centre (Tara Rokpa Centre).
The next retreat will be held from 7-12 April, 2017.
Anything to share on the 2017 retreat?