Writing Workshops


We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us. By questioning our connections to this narrative, we come to realize that we are not our stories. This opens the door for change and transformation.

Writing To Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life, writing honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark’s unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing To Awaken will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Writing to Awaken offers an exceptional opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner voice – your witness. Writers of all levels will benefit from the lessons and wisdom gained in these upcoming workshops.

Workshop Calendar

April 28, 2019
Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Spiritual Practice
The New York Open Center
22 E. 30th Street
New York, NY
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June 9, 2019
Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation
Sponsored by Alternatives UK
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, UK
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June 13 – 16, 2019
I Want Freedom: A Writing To Awaken Workshop
Sponsored by Maitrea
Prague, Czech Republic
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June 22 – 28, 2019
Writing To Awaken: Bringing our Creative Work to Life
Villa Poderino
Lucca, Italy
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August 23 – 28, 2019
Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation
Cortes Island, BC Canada
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August 30 – September 1, 2019
Writing to Awaken
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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September 8 – 13, 2019
Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation
The Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
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