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Writing Your Dharma: Sharing Your Path with Humility and Authenticity

Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

May 11, 18, 25 / June 1, 8, 15

About the Course

The world needs to hear your Dharma: your own spiritual journey, 

expressed with truth, humility, and grace.

In this six-week workshop, we will learn how to share our spiritual paths in writing: how to write with authenticity and vulnerability, how to say what we mean, and how to support others and be supported in the act of creation.

Each session will explore another facet of spiritual writing. We will be writing together, examining the works of renowned writers who write about or lace spirituality through their stories, their essays, their poems. We will hear from contemporary artists writing from a spiritual perspective, and have the opportunity to ask them questions and explore our writing with them.

We will discuss and explore how we can connect with the mind of meditation and our own, essential creative force. This course is a safe and supportive space to take risks with our writing, and to find a warm community of fellow writers. 

Live sessions will explore these topics and themes:

  • The practice of meditation as a partner to the writer’s path 
  • Writing aspirations
  • Exploring a daily writing process
  • Group writing exercises
  • Balancing “Show” and “Tell” in nonfiction writing
  • The relationship between connecting with the mind of meditation and writing
  • Finding inspiration, and some of the pitfalls of spiritual writing
  • Storytelling
  • Group workshopping of our personal writing

About the Teachers

Frederick Meyer is a lifelong Shambhala practitioner. He first connected with Shambhala as a participant at Sun Camp, and has followed the Shambhala path through Rigden Abhisheka. His life goal is to help the Dharma flourish in the West. Frederick works in a consulting role for Shambhala Global Services, is a founding member of the Shambhala Community Conversations project, and manages Writers.com. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Clara, their daughter, Anna, and their dog, Lucy.

Nadia Colburn holds a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. She is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and an Order of Interbeing aspirant in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Tradition.

Her poems and creative nonfiction have been widely published in more than seventy national publications including The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Spirituality & Health, Lion’s Roar, Truthout, Slate.com, American Scholar, Grist.org, Literary Imagination, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Yes! Magazine, Yale Review, Southwest Review, Boston Globe Magazine, Conjunctions, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly, LA Review of Books, Volt, Columbia: A Journal, elephant journal, Appalachia, Tiny Buddha, and many other places.

Nadia is passionate about helping students and clients uncover their full stories and unlock the power of their creative voice. Learn more at her website https://nadiacolburn.com/

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