Amy Tu Es Cela Hollowell, Roshi

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Residential Writing and Meditation Retreat @ Centre Dechen Choling (Limoges) with Amy Tu Es Cela Hollowell Roshi

3 au 9 Novembre 2019 | November 3rd – 9th 2019


Information: info@wildflowerzen.org and http://wildflowerzen.org/formulaire-demande-informations-form-7/ (opens link in a new browser window/tab)


RETRAITE ECRITURE ET MEDITATION
L’art d’écrire se révèle naturellement à partir d’une vision élargie qu’on peut appeler pleine perspective, fondée sur un cœur et un esprit qui n’excluent rien. Cette ouverture totale nous permet de ressentir les choses dans leur intégralité, d’exprimer cette expérience par les mots et de la formaliser.
À travers la méditation et des exercices d’écriture, nous explorons durant cette retraite l’instant présent et son expression écrite. Pour y participer, pas besoin d’être écrivain, ni d’avoir fait des études en particulier. Cette retraite est ouverte à tous ceux qui souhaitent écrire.
WRITING AND MEDITATION RETREAT
Truly artful writing arises naturally from a perspective of what can be called no perspective or whole perspective, from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. This all-inclusive openness allows us to experience things as they are, in all their fullness, and then to express that experience by giving it form in words.
In this retreat, we explore through the foundation of meditation and a variety of writing exercises the essential quality of ever-changing moment-to-moment presence and the expression of it on the page.

Dechen Chöling about the retreat...

https://www.dechencholing.org/program/writing-and-meditation-retreat-03-11-2019/

A writing retreat for all

Truly artful writing arises naturally from a perspective of what can be called no perspective or whole perspective, from a heart and mind that exclude nothing. This all-inclusive openness allows us to experience things as they are, in all their fullness, and then to express that experience by giving it form in words.

In this retreat, we explore through the foundation of meditation and a variety of writing exercises the essential quality of ever-changing moment-to-moment presence and the expression of it on the page. Throughout the week, this practice can be applied to works already in progress or to work that emerges from the exercises proposed during the retreat.

It is not necessary to be a writer, keep a journal, or to have done specific classes to participate. This class is for anyone who has the desire to write, for pleasure or any other reason.

Programme

Each day begins with a meditation session, after which the group meets for writing exercises and an optional assignment followed by personal writing time. Afternoons are devoted to personal writing time and optional individual sessions with the teacher. After dinner and a meditation session, the group meets to discuss and share work produced during the day.

Please bring all necessary writing materials.

Practical

Arrival day (Nov 3): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of program (Nov 8): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (Nov 9): You may leave anytime (no program). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught only in French. No translation service in other languages


Programme price

Regular280 €
Early Bird238 €Expires 3 September 2019
Concession210 €Subject to income

Accommodation and food

Full board40 €/ night *

* includes standard accommodation and all meals

Price Information

  • Regular: this is the regular price for participating in the programme. Occasionaly (if specified in the programme description), there may be an additional fee for materials, to be paid upon arrival.
  • Early Bird: 15% discount on the regular programme price is possible only if you register and pay the total cost of your stay upfront, two months prior to the start of the programme, i.e. before 3 September 2019. You cannot combine this with the concession price option.
  • Concession: 25% reduction on the regular programme price for those whose net household income is below 1200 € per month, per adult.

Accommodation: the standard accommodation we provide is in a dormitory for the winter and a furnished two-person tent in the summer. Extra fees for room upgrades can be paid upon arrival. Additionally, room tax will be charged at 0.20 € per person, per night.

Note: participation in any programme offered by the association of Dechen Chöling requires you to be up-to-date with the association’s annual fee (15 €), which can be settled upon arrival.