Chenrezig Institute Event Calendar
Mindful Writing Retreat with Sharon Thrupp
29 January @ 10:00 am - 30 January @ 3:00 pm AEST$60.00
This Retreat seeks to assist writers (or those willing to explore the possibility) with the skills necessary to find and share their voice with the world — share a personal story, keep a private journal, improve your writing skills, or simply increase your level of joy and satisfaction in your life.
Over the weekend we discover that writing can be transformative tool for self-discovery, meaningful connection to others and an overall sense of wellness. We will use simple mindfulness techniques such as breathing, relaxation, meditation (including walking meditation), focus and insight exercises to enhance one’s powers of creativity and expression.
We will learn about the 4 Noble Truths of Mindful Writers and engage in writing exercises to Find your Voice, Share your Story, Write as Healing, Keep a Journal, Edit your Work and Where to publish.
Whether your goals are writing a memoir, blogging, public speaking, business communications, social media posting, personal essay or journal writing, this weekend is for students with all motivations. All levels of experience and goals are welcome.
There will be plenty of time to sit and write throughout the 2 days. Please bring a book and pen to write in or laptop depending on your preference. Retreatants will be able to join with Chenrezig’s activities in the Main Gompa including morning and evening activities.
Since returning to the Sunshine Coast, Sharon has been writing these stories down plus her numerous other experiences and has offered writing weekends to help others get their stories out. These writing weekends are targeted at the beginner through to the more experienced at Chenrezig to a growing audience.
The workshop is held in our peaceful Wellbeing Centre surrounded by foliage and wildlife. Click here for a map which shows the venue. Copy of Chenrezig map 2021.docx
The schedule will be 10.00am to 4.00pm on the Saturday and 9.00am to 3.00pm on the Sunday.
Please register to attend early to help our preparations, make your accommodation bookings well ahead to avoid disappointment and book all meals at least 24 hours ahead.
The recommended contribution for this two-day retreat is $120 with a minimum fee of $60. Sangha are invited to attend all our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.
Only registration in person is available.
Due to the current covid-19 restrictions set by the centre, all those registering for our courses in person must be fully vaccinated and carry evidence of this.
Suggested donation: $120.00
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