(Event Registration will be live soon on the Shambhala website)
What do writers want more than anything in the world? Time to write.
Yet even if such precious time could be found, it’s not always easy to settle into the writing groove. Meditation can help synchronize mind and body in a way that truly supports the creative process. In addition to plenty of personal writing time, quiet, and the supportive (but non-intrusive!) presence of other writers, this writing retreat will include meditation instruction and discussion of how to create and maintain a practice at home. Evenings provide the option to share and discuss your work with others, if you would like.
Open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, published and unpublished. Please note that the majority of time will be spent writing rather than doing writing exercises. Thus this writing retreat is best for those who wish to begin, continue, or complete a particular project. Bring your ideas, works-in-progress, or simply your wish to devote attention to your creativity.
Check-in from 2 pm to 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, followed by orientation
7:30 am – Early morning meditation practice (optional)
8 am – Breakfast (vegetarian options available at all meals)
9 am – Meditation practice, journaling, personal writing time
12:30 pm – Lunch and break (hike, rest, read, write, hang out with new friends)
2:30 pm – Meditation practice
3-430 – Personal writing time
430 pm – Tea break
5 pm – Discussion
6 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – Evening event to share work