Creative Writing & Meditation Retreat

Starts 26 Jan 2023

Light coming down through rocks in Antelope Canyon

In search of that 'beautiful word'

Better than a thousand meaningless statements
Is one meaningful word,
Which, having been heard,
Brings peace.
(The Buddha in The Dhammapada)

Join us on retreat for five days at Sudarshanaloka in late January in search of that ‘beautiful word’.

Using creative writing we can explore parts of ourselves that may be fresh and new and even exciting – all in the context of our beautiful native bush environment, daily Buddhist meditation and practice, and Dharma friends. And you do not need to be an experienced writer to reap the benefits.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to combine our mindfulness and meditation practice with the imaginative possibilities of creative writing. We know from our meditation that the present moment can be rich and deep and immensely rewarding. Exploring this further with creative writing exercises can uncover an authentic inner ‘voice’ that may be fresh and insightful.

Suitable for newcomers as well as those with experience in our tradition.

We especially welcome those who have attended this event before as we will introduce some new exercises to deepen and extend your practice further.

Details

Start: 26 Jan 2023 at 6:30pm
Finish: 31 Jan 2023 at 12:00pm

Cost: $450 (full) / $410 (low), Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options

Led by

Photo of Dhiramuni

Dhiramuni

Dhiramuni became involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre several decades ago to learn Buddhist meditation. He quickly realised that in the Dharma…

Photo of Karunajoti

Karunajoti

Karunajoti’s first introduction to Buddhism was through a meditation class at the Auckland Buddhist Centre in 1999. This led to a strong desire to…

Photo of Sue Reidy

Sue Reidy

Sue Reidy is a GFR mitra and a dedicated member of the Auckland Triratna Buddhist sangha for over two decades. She is also an Auckland novelist, poet…