Retreats

Meditation and Writing as a Path to Awakening with Albert Flynn Desilver

Teacher(s):
Date(s):
Nov 11 (Sat)
Time:
10:00am to 4:00pm
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
Meditation and Writing as a Path to Awakening

Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation creates the conditions for enhanced creativity by providing a space for solitude, self-reflection, and awareness. Writing itself is a path to awakening. It is a process of utilizing the practice of writing to cultivate deeper self-awareness, increased emotional intelligence, and overall expansion of consciousness.

Writing as a Path to Awakening always begins with a primal human question; Who am I? Who am I, really? I can not tell what I am, because words can describe only what I am not, said the great Indian mystic Nisargadatta Maharaj.

We set off writing on the path to awakening by tuning into what we are not. “Neti, neti," they say in India “not this, not this." They say this as a process of negating that which is fleeting and untrue in order to access that which is divinely permanent and true. If we are not what words can describe, and words can describe pretty much everything in the physical/emotional universe, then what the heck are we? This is Writing as a Path to Awakening's ultimate question, with the invitation to write and live your way into the answer. Writing as a Path to Awakening is about how conscious living informs conscious writing (creativity)—and in turn, how conscious writing and creativity inform conscious living.

If Writing as a Path to Awakening ends (which it doesn't, maybe only in the sense that a sentence ends) it does so always in the heart of love and compassion.


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Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $75 to $125 per person.

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Enrollment Limit:
65 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Notebook.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821