ONLINE • Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

August 7, 2021

11 am - 12:30 pm Mountain Time

  • Sliding Scale – $25.00 to $45.00

Join us for an inspiring 90-minute class to reawaken and deepen your creativity and spiritual connection through writing. The writing session will include dynamic meditations, innovative writing exercises, and fun movement experiences, all designed to open you up to your true creative nature! In this extraordinary workshop, you will experience:

  • Time to write and to explore a deeper level of personal creativity.
  • Creative wisdom, insight, and peace of mind and heart.
  • Meaningful connection and support in creative community.

The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness that moves us along the path of awakening to our true nature. Many of our greatest spiritual teachers from around the world were, and are, writers. From Sappho in the 7th century BCE to Pema Chödrön, from Rumi in the 13th century to Thomas Merton, Jack Kornfield, and the Dalai Lama—the written word has the power not only to inspire, but also to awaken the very best in the human heart.


This program will be recorded, and participants will have access to download the recordings for one week after the program ends.

Registration and Sliding Scale

This program is being offered on a sliding scale. At the time of registration, choose whatever amount best reflects your financial situation within the range provided. Registration closes two hours before the start of the program.

Program Schedule

Saturday, August 7

11:00 am – 12:30 pm  Mountain Time Zone.

Of course, you may join from any timezone.



Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. His latest book is Writing as a Path to Awakening (based on his popular workshops by the same name) published by Sounds True. Albert served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVANew American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is also the author of the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus reviews called “a beautifully written memoir poignant and inspirational. . ..” Albert received a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Albert is also a speaker and trainer who has taught writing workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and literary conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.  www.albertflynndesilver.com


Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, you will receive another email with a link to join the retreat.

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