408 Franklin Street
Non-members of C.G. Jung Center: $35
The first contemplative writing retreat last Winter was a restful and creative afternoon for several of us who gathered at The Jung Center. I am hosting another chance to experience this practice, inspired by The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language (Natalie Goldberg).
I had the pleasure of participating in a "Writing Practice" retreat with Natalie Goldberg in 1991 after enjoying her first book, Writing Down the Bones. Following the workshop, I wrote with several others weekly for a year using the approach to self-expression through connecting with language and I incorporated writing practice into groups I facilitated as an art therapist.
The author is a longtime student of Zen, a practice that has informed her writing. Reading her books inspired me to pursue an investigation of meditation practice through the last 20+ years. Her teaching method now integrates writing with silence, mindful sitting, mindful walking, reading aloud, and listening to others.
Sit for 10-20 minutes. Walk for 10 minutes. Write for 10-20 minutes
SIT mindfully to experience stillness and silence.
WALK mindfully to connect with your body and ground.
WRITE mindfully to engage your mind
There will also be readings, a tea break.
No previous experience with writing or meditation is required.
Chairs and cushions will both be available.
Space is limited--Please register at www.apswny.com or RSVP directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org