Zen in the Art of Writing – Meditation & Writing Retreat with Sean Murphy
Join us at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on a meditative retreat with Sean Murphy, Hemingway Award-winning author and Zen meditation teacher. Guest presenter author Tania Casselle will co-lead several sessions. Murphy will share his extensive bag of tricks for opening the creative flow, acquired over thirty years of Zen practice, many years of teaching experience and his own creative work in the writing of his four award-winning books.
We’ll explore a variety of techniques for freeing our natural flow of expression, bypassing the inner critic and accessing our true source of creativity. Meditation, mindfulness, yoga, free-writing and other approaches will help liberate our most authentic voices. Our emphasis will be on the creative process and on encouraging all participants, whether beginning or experienced, to develop their own writing styles within a supportive and inspiring environment. This is a process-oriented rather than critically-oriented workshop and open to everyone from beginners to experienced writers, meditators, and yoga practitioners who want to write or simply wish to explore the contemplative side of the creative process.
Some periods will be spent outside where close observation exercises, walking meditation and mindfulness practices in the naturally inspiring environment of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will enhance awareness of the sensory details that build mindfulness and supply the raw materials of our writing.
Download a full retreat description, plus biographies for Sean Murphy and Tania Casselle.
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- 4 nights accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room
- Welcome cocktail reception Monday evening
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; breakfast on Friday – including gratuities
- Daily morning yoga session
- Daily morning and afternoon workshops with Sean Murphy and Tania Casselle
- Free time daily to explore Lake Louise at your own pace
Between Monday, May 15, 2017
and Friday, May 19, 2017
Single occupancy is available from $530 per night or $2119 for the full retreat. Double occupancy is available from $430 per person, per night or $3438 for the full retreat for two people. Rates do not include taxes or service charges. Four night stay required (May 15-19, 2017).
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To reserve this package or inquire for more details, please contact Davina Bernard and reference the "Zen in the Art of Writing" retreat. Due to limited space, online bookings will not be available. E-mail Davina or call direct +1 403 522 1638.
Retreat requires a minimum of 10 participants registered by March 31, 2017 or the event may be cancelled.