Writing as a Spiritual Practice
A Six-Week Online Class
June 18 – July 29, 2018
Class fee: $375
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.
Those of us who are committed to spiritual growth often turn to the written page as a place for personal awakening. In dialogue with our writing self, we’re able to explore our deepest questions, investigate our darkest shadows, and articulate our boldest visions. Writing as a Spiritual Practice is a six-week guided journey of exploration into why you are here, how you awaken, and where you feel in need of guidance. You’ll learn that writing can be a path of self-realization, serving as your most trusted confidante, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic guide.
In Writing as a Spiritual Practice, 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. Using writing as a spiritual practice can be every bit as potent as meditation, prayer, or yoga. In fact, scientific studies have proven that writing has healing benefits for a variety of emotional, physical, and mental issues.
In this online class, students will explore:
- How to cultivate witness consciousness
- How to develop beginner’s mind
- How to tell “the untold story”
- How to look underneath our own secrets
- How to using writing as a spiritual refuge
- How to heal shame, fear, and ignorance
- How to connect to others more heartfully and transparently
- How to imbue memoir with spiritual wisdom
- How to stay connected to our deeper purpose
- How to use story as a doorway to wisdom
We hope that you will join us for this transformational online class.
Dates: June 18 – July 29, 2018
Class fee: $375
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How the online classes work
In the week prior to the start of the class, you will receive an invitation to join the Google Group for the class where all assignments, individual work and Mark’s weekly comments will be posted. Using Google Groups allows the class to read, comment and support each other’s work in a positive and nurturing environment.
Each Monday, for the duration of the class, a new lesson will be posted to the Google Group. Students post their work to the Group by the following Saturday evening. Assignments should be no more than 1,000 words.
On Sunday, Mark responds to each student, commenting and giving notes on their writing and progress. Students are invited to correspond with Mark privately about their writing process or work they prefer to not to share with the Group.
A group teleconference is held during the session to provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and talk together about their work. This will be scheduled once the class begins.