Zen and the Art of Writing
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
- Mar 18 - 22, 2018 (5 days)
Join Hemingway award-winning author and Zen teacher Sean Murphy and freelance writer, editor, and author Tania Casselle for this all inclusive retreat, as they share their extensive bag of tricks for opening the creative flow, bypassing the inner critic, and accessing your true source of creativity.
We’ll explore how meditation, mindfulness, yoga, free-writing and other approaches can stimulate the natural flow of the creative process and open the mind to new possibilities, with special emphasis on finding or deepening our most natural writing voices.Most importantly, we’ll rediscover the freedom, playfulness, and joy that made us want to write in the first place. Our emphasis will be on the creative process and on encouraging all participants, whether beginning or experienced, to develop their own writing styles within a supportive and inspiring environment.
This is a process-oriented rather than a critically-oriented workshop, open to everyone from beginners to experienced writers, meditators, and yoga practitioners who want to write or simply wish to explore the contemplative side of the creative process.
Some periods will be spent outside with close observation exercises, walking meditation and mindfulness practices in the naturally inspiring environment of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, to enhance awareness of the sensory details that build mindfulness and supply the raw materials of our writing.
Single occupancy is available from $2,155 CAD
Double occupancy is available from $1,855 CAD per person
Book by January 28, 2018 to receive a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Lake View room (subject to availability)
Rates based on a Deluxe room
Rates do not include taxes or service charges
Four night stay required (March 18-22, 2018)
US travelers will enjoy additional savings due to favorable exchange rate. Check Daily Exchange Rates . (Rates will vary and do not include credit card exchange fees. Subject to daily exchange rate changes)