Advertisement

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters

Writing and True Love: A Weekend (June 8-10) with Polly Young-Eisendrath and Mark Matousek at Omega

My friend, colleague, and dharma sister Polly-Young Eisdendrathis presenting at Omega with Mark Matousek. Polly is a gifted writer and engaging speaker.

On the weekend of June 8-10, they will be teaching at the Omega Institute a workshop: Writing and True Love:

Have you noticed that writers and seekers after truth and love share some common ground? They all learn to pay close attention to the particular, bring kind attention to things as they are, surrender their ideals and develop a tolerance for the ordinary, commit to an ongoing process, and finally, perhaps most important, accept failures, loss, wounds, and rejections without making them too personal. A broken heart is guaranteed.

Advertisement

Two experienced teachers of writing and life’s lessons invite you to this special weekend of conversation and contemplation on writing and true love. Speaking and writing together, doing some mindfulness exercises, and working in pairs, we seek to clarify what we have learned about true love, and then refine our ability to write about it—all with an open heart.

As the renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen says, when we meet our brokenheartedness with an open heart, we see the “crack in everything” and “that’s how the light gets in.”

No writing experience is required.

This workshop will also be useful for professional counselors who wish to use the techniques presented with their clients.

Required reading: Young-Eisendrath, The Resilient Spirit, and Bhikkhu,The Integrity of Emptiness. Mark Matousek is also teaching The Untold Story; September 14-16.

Advertisement

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Vermont, a consultant in leadership development at Norwich University, and a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont. She is author of The Self-Esteem Trapyoung-eisendrath.com

Mark Matousek is author of When You’re Falling, Dive; the memoir, Sex Death Enlightenment; and three other books. A contributing editor atTricycle magazine, he is the creative director of V-Men, an organization for ending violence against women and girls. markmatousek.com

REGISTER HERE>>

YouTube Preview Image
Previous Posts

How to Create Solitude in the Context of Relationship
Solitude is necessary for my existence just as water is. Without it, I wither and become listless in my desiccated state. I am not, however, a ...

posted 5:50:36pm Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Three Reasons Why I Wrote the Awakened Introvert
I am excited to announce that my next book, The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills for Maximizing Your Strengths and Thriving in a Loud and Crazy World, is just about to be released! I am happy that this workbook will soon be ...

posted 4:56:47pm Apr. 15, 2015 | read full post »

The Interovert Revolution (no this is not a typo)
I recently misspelled introvert in a draft of an article I was writing. While I was correcting, I read what I had written: "interovert." It was an easy enough fix, just remove the "e." However, interovert has meaning on its own. Mindfulness ...

posted 3:30:51pm Apr. 11, 2015 | read full post »

The Value of Unplugging
As you know from my last post, I was on vacation and while I was dealing with technology, I was also mostly unplugged, at least in a relative sense. I contemplated the meaning of vacation and reflected on its purpose and why it can be so ...

posted 11:32:26am Apr. 05, 2015 | read full post »

I Want my WiFi Now!
A recent adventure I had illustrates the limitations of the technology in certain places and how easily our expectations can give rise to a world of frustration. On Thursday March 12, I listened with great interest to Fresh Air that featured ...

posted 9:10:31am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.