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