Writing To Awaken with Mark Matousek

May 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Memoir as a Spiritual Practice, May 10 – 15, 2020. We will spend the day exploring personal stories as pathways to wisdom and self-encounter. When we learn to see the mythic dimension of our struggles, losses, triumphs, and transformations, we gain insight into our spiritual progress — the state of our soul — and what is asking for deeper attention. 

WRITING TO AWAKEN WORKSHOPS

We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us. By questioning our connections to this narrative, we come to realize that we are not our stories. This opens the door for change and transformation.

Writing To Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life, writing honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark’s unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing To Awaken will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.


TUITION

$430/ person
Guests who are registered for a program but choose not to stay on our campus are required to pay a Commuter Fee. This fee covers Lunch in our Dining Hall and full access to our campus amenities. To register, please select "Commuter" option in the "PAY TUITION HERE" link.

Teacher

Mark Matousek
Mark Matousek, a 20-year student of Buddhism, is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenmentand The Boy He Left Behind, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living and Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good.

Schedule

Day
Time/Activity

Arrival Day

4:00pm Arrival

Meet and Greet

Dinner 6:30-7:30pm

Days In Between

Full Day Schedule

         8 – 9:00am Breakfast

9 – 12:00pm Class

Lunch 12-1:00pm

Afternoon class

Dinner 6:00 – 7:00pm

Check Out Day Noon check out

Food

Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.