Writing as a Path to Awakening
May 2017
Albert Flynn DeSilver

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Writing as a Path to Awakening

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May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Albert Flynn DeSilver
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SM17-1503-967Albert Flynn DeSilver,

The practice of writing is ultimately an exploration of consciousness and a path toward deeper self-awareness. But how do we cultivate depth in our own writing to reveal the profound emotional insight and revelation that inspires and moves us as readers? First we must look inside ourselves and be willing to touch the raw emotional core that lies at the heart of creativity.

Join Albert Flynn DeSilver to explore awareness, self-expression, and creativity through the practice of writing coupled with mindfulness meditation. Through dynamic writing exercises, sitting and standing meditations, readings, sharing, and discussions, we learn to access deeper levels of creativity and inspiration to cultivate depth in our writing.

Return home with stronger writing skills and an extensive understanding of the connection between creativity and consciousness.

This retreat is open to all, and is especially valuable for those with a committed mindfulness meditation and writing practice of at least two years.

More Information

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Beamish Boy (I Am Not My Story): A Memoir of Recovery and Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Conversations Before the End of Time: Dialogues on Art, Life & Spiritual Renewal by Suzi Gablik, Editor
  • A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz, Editor
4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Workshop
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Workshop
10:00 a.m.-Noon Workshop
Noon-1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver, author of Beamish Boy, served as the first poet laureate of Marin County, California, from 2008 to 2010. A teacher, speaker, and writing coach who focuses on writing as a path to awakening, he has practiced meditation for two decades. albertflynndesilver.com