with JUANITA ROCKWELL
Online 4-7 pm EST on July 23 – 26 + Aug. 2 & Aug. 9, 2020, plus an individual 30 minute one-on-one with the instructor
WHAT: The world is begging us to find new ways of being together, being in the world, being creative, being with ourselves.
In this online workshop, you will learn contemplative practices of body, energy and mind, and how to integrate them with a writing practice that can subvert your old habits of writing and thinking. Together, these new habits can become a daily practice of access to the stillness and silence that is home to your wild and true voice, as fresh and mysterious as it is grounded in your experience.
WHO: As a writer of texts for performance, my orientation is toward texts meant to be spoken aloud – including playwriting, solo performance and poetry. However, the practices you will be learning and the design of the workshop is suited for anyone who wishes to engage with meditation and writing practices: whether you’re a new writer or have years of experience, and whether you’re new to meditation or an experienced meditator interested in working with these powerful practices for self-transformation.
HOW: We begin with a 4-day intensive (Thursday – Sunday) to learn two foundational meditation practices from the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition. In each 3-hour session, we will combine periods of guided meditation practice with periods of writing alone together, responding to creative prompts structured to help us undo our restrictive habits of writing and thinking. You will have access to support materials that will help you put into daily practice what you’ve learned. The following Sunday, we’ll meet again to review and renew our understanding of the practices and techniques. While no one will be required to share their writing aloud, the final Sunday of the workshop will offer us the opportunity to share our work and experience of this process, supported by additional resources so we can continue to integrate these practices into our lives.
The class is limited to 15 adult participants.