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Mindful Writing - Zen Pen: A writing, being and meditation retreat

Teacher: Dorian Haarhoff
Cost: 2 day's accommodation + R250 surcharge
Dates: Friday 06 September 2019 - Sunday 08 September 2019

dorian haarhof 2019Between living and dreaming there is a third thing. Guess it.
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In this retreat we wander between words and silence as we inhabit the spaces in-between. When we write and meditate we attend to the moment in a zen-pen way. This moment open us up to time and space beyond tick-tock clock time.  We draw inspiration from the mynah birds in Huxley’s novel Island who call out "attention, be here now." Word by word and breath by breath, we create an expanded sense of reality. Beginner writers/meditators are welcome, for we live this retreat weekend in beginner’s mind.

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Dorian Haarhoff is a writer, story-teller and mentor. Passionate about developing innate creativity and imagination, he believes in the power of stories to spread loving-kindness. To bring healing. To build our belonging. A former Professor of English (Namibia), Dorian’s retreats are based on his workbook, The Writer’s Voice. His poems appear in Quiet Food and The Cake The Buddha Ate. When he grows up he’d like to be the Poet Dorieate of his spiritual home - the BRC.