ONLINE RETREAT – ZEN PEN

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ONLINE RETREAT – ZEN PEN

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

R500 - R1000

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   ONLINE RETREAT – Zen Pen

A Writing, Being & Meditation mini-retreat

 Dorian Haarhoff

         

                  Suggested dana R500               

           

Looking at your image in a clear stream,
 you answer the question by your very presence

Why Zen Pen?
Zen (Chinese chán ‘quietude’) invites us to be present, to live and write simply.
Pen (Latin penna ‘feather’) refers to both practicing the art of writing and to the implements we use for writing. It also invites us to play in a safe place – as in playpen.

In this retreat we explore the connection between writing and meditation. Both these states of grace slow us down so we can live in the moment. They increase our awareness and wake us up. We look with new eyes and hear with new ears.  We write and meditate on the many changes and transformations we experience as we journey along the river of our lives.  We consider how creativity steadies the boat and how writing helps us dip the oars into dark water so we may navigate the river safely.

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer,
perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our silence. (Yeats)

There is no pressure to share. You can be a silent listener if you are more comfortable with that. Beginners are welcome.

This mini-retreat is for those who wish to:

  • see writing as a form of meditation
  • breathe life into words and let words breathe life into them
  • learn and practice the craft of writing
  • be present in their words and lives
  • increase their awareness
  • explore their creativity and imagination
  • find their voice
  • find support and fine company
  • connect to readers

The morning will unfold though 5 sessions – in total around 180-195 minutes

1.Introductions. Setting up the experience (+-40 minutes)

2.Meditation and spontaneous writing in response to prompts. (+-30 minutes)

3.We all go back into zoom and share (+-40 mins)

4.Break away to write once more in response to prompts (+-30 minutes)

5.Back into zoom and share some of the writing (+-40 mins)

 

Details

Date:
August 9
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
R500 - R1000

Details

Date:
August 9
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
R500 - R1000