The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Mar 29 - 31, 2019 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $450.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $450.00 Dormitory - Private - $540.00 LGH - Single - $590.00 LGH - Double - $590.00 LGH - Family room - $590.00 Tent-Site - $390.00 (All prices include $270.00 base amount)
If you’re thinking about this workshop, you weren’t born yesterday. You’ve lived and loved, won and lost, celebrated and grieved. You have many stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in what the Greeks called chronos—or clock time. But inside there is a hidden thread of grace, an archetypal story of awakening, that lives in the multidimensional world of kairos—the timeless dimension.
In this workshop, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.
During this weekend of memoir writing, you will:
- Journey down the metaphorical river of your life
- Identify transformative experiences, angels, and sacred enemies
- Identify one or more narrative arcs in your life
- Write from your soul
- Laugh, cry, love, celebrate, and heal
- See your life as a spiritual journey
Such a nice blend of writing, meditation and group discussion. This felt very productive without being overwhelming. — Kelly Ball
Any program with Joan is magical. Joan’s warmth-vision-storytelling-wealth of knowledge crosses many areas. — Barbara Schwartzbach
I was looking to visit the Ashram and intending to write a book. When I saw this program offering, I knew it would be perfect, as things usually are when I come here. Joan was amazing, the group was amazing, the staff was amazing. And everything was not only what I was hoping for, but better. — Roxanne “Raji” Williams
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.