Day-long retreat with Jane Brunette
COME IMMERSE YOURSELF in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression.
In an atmosphere of warmth and non‐judgement, free of critical evaluation, we will create a welcoming space to be daring and self‐revealing, loosening the grip of our critical minds so that expression can flow freely, which is one of the ultimate fruits of meditation. As we alternate meditating, timed freewriting and reading our work aloud, we will cultivate mindful attention to our bodies to help us locate a source of expression beyond the discursive mind. Listening to our words beside the raw expression of others, the preciousness of each person’s unique mind, rhythms and voice become apparent.
Guidance for how to continue this process beyond the retreat will be provided — including tips for those who want to create finished pieces. Please bring a notebook and pen. Bag lunch recommended.
All levels of writers and meditators are welcome. The depth of the practice depends on your willingness to open to the unknown and listen to yourself and to others with presence and curiosity.
COST: Sliding scale: $85-$125; Sukhasiddhi members: $65-$85 Includes center and teacher donation. Students, seniors and very low income, please pay only what you can afford.
Jane Brunette teaches and writes about meditation, spirituality and creating a soulful life in challenging times. She created Writing from the Soul, an approach to writing that has sprouted groups around the world, and she mentors individuals in writing and in spiritual practice. Trained as a psychotherapist and authorized as a Dharma teacher, she has spent many years outside of the consumer matrix cycling in and out of spiritual retreat. The author of two collections of spiritual poetry, Cartoon Kali and Grasshopper Guru, her websites are flamingseed.com and writingfromthesoul.net.