Author Archives: Mark Matousek

The Seven Deadly Sins: Redefining What It Means To Be Good

I’m very excited about this new online course. During these seven weeks, we’ll be exploring these so-called deadly sins (lust, greed, pride, gluttony, wrath, sloth, and envy)as doorways to self-understanding and healing shame. When we redefine what it means to be good, we free ourselves from the idea of sin and forgive ourselves for our natural impulses. This enables us to live more wisely, with greater passion and vitality. Starts September 10, 2018. More info & registration.

#MeToo Dialogues with Devaa Haley Mitchell

I very much enjoyed doing this interview with Devaa Haley Mitchell for the #MeToo Dialogues with The Shift Network. We talked about what it feels like to be a fatherless boy in a house full of women, how to embody true masculinity in a world of machismo and perpetrators, and why violence against women is a men’s problem, first. Click here to watch the video interview.

Great Workshops in Prague and London

What a great workshop we had in Prague! It was my first time working with a translator and it couldn’t have gone more smoothly. We had a large, enthusiastic group and Maitrea, our hosts, had Writing To Awaken translated before I came. They’ve since bought the Czech rights to Sex Death Enlightenment as well. Prague, we went to London for the one-day workshop in Regents Park, which was well attended and powerful as well. See you all again next year!

Writing to Awaken with Dr. Maria Sirois at Kripalu

I’m looking forward to my upcoming weekend workshop with Dr. Maria Sirois, Writing to Awaken: Explore Longing and Belonging at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health from May 18-20, 2018. We’ll be exploring the riddles of human connection, the gifts of relationship and solitude, togetherness and union. If you’ve ever wondered why love can be so confusing, or how to balance coupledom with self-reliance. I hope you will be able to join us!
More info & registration.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice Online Class

I hope you can join me for my nest six-week online class, Writing as a Spiritual Practice starting on June 18, 2018. This course introduces students to the power of writing as a path of spiritual awareness and self-realization. Until we question our beliefs, we cannot know who we are; until we examine who we are, as Socrates reminded us, life is not worth living. You will learn to use your intuitive voice as a doorway to self-knowledge and enlightened awareness, opening doors to creativity, deepened relationships (to oneself and others), and greater clarity on the path of everyday life. More info & registration.

“Learning To See”: Advice For New Memoirists

Random House asked me to write an essay on memoir for their e-zine, Signature Reads. I focused on atmosphere as the most enduring quality of a well-made story (more important than plot by far). I’d love to know what you think!

Read the essay here.