I periodically offer soulwriting circles as well as immersions and retreats in various locations around the world. Email me if you would like to host one in your area, or have questions about an upcoming retreat. For information about spiritual training and meditation retreats, visit flamingseed.com.
WRITING DEEP AND WIDE: A day-long retreat
Sunday, November 13, 2016
10am to 5:30pm
Sukhasiddhi Foundation, Fairfax, California
Come immerse yourself in writing as deep play and use the mind of meditation to access the natural stream of your expression. In an atmosphere of warmth and non-judgement, free of critical evaluation, we will create a welcoming space to be daring and self-revealing, loosening the grip of our critical minds so that expression can flow freely, which is one of the ultimate goals of meditation.
As we alternate writing and reading aloud, we will cultivate mindful attention to our bodies to help us locate a source of expression beyond the discursive mind. Timed free writes from evocative prompts will guide the process, helping us access a range of inner and outer, personal and transpersonal aspects of reality. Listening to our words beside the raw expression of others, the preciousness of each person’s unique mind, rhythms and voice will become apparent. Guidance for how to continue this process beyond the day-long will be provided — including tips for those who want to create finished pieces.
The Writing from the Soul process is potent for all levels of writers and meditators. Whether you’re a seasoned writer working on a book or just want to use writing as a personal process of self-discovery, this immersion into writing as deep play will open up a whole new landscape of possibilities for your writing and your life.
Please bring a notebook and pen. Bag lunch recommended.
COST: Sliding scale $125 – $105 – $85
“Jane is a wonderful guide and teacher who knows the craft of writing well and how to draw on our own inner wisdom to create ‘gems’ in writing. I am so happy I got to explore with words and it blended nicely with meditation. We wrote a lot. Perfect balance. I got more confidence with my writing and I learn’t so much.”
—Stephanie B, travel writer, Ubud, Bali
“I would say that working with Jane has been singularly the most profound and supportive experience I’ve had with my creative writing. It has helped me tap into subconscious inspiration — a God-consciousness that was sadly missing from my previous attempts at fiction.”
—Lynn B, author and journalist, Pennsylvania