Book before midnight on Friday 10th February to benefit from the early bird discount. Booking for this event has now closed. An introduction to writing with Zen is a series of exploratory writing workshops touching on the principles and philosophies of Zen. For the first time, this popular workshop will be held on Zoom - over three recurrent Wednesday evenings.
“To study the Way is to study the self;
to study the self is to forget the self;
to forget the self is to be enlightened by the myriad things.”
(Eihei Dogen, 1200 – 1253)
Join poet and Zen practitioner benjamin cusden on the path to writing with Zen. In this workshop we’ll start our journey by looking at the concept of ‘I’ and transforming this focus to others in an attempt to find the interconnectedness of all things through writing and sharing.
Without judgement or preconceptions we’ll touch upon the concept of ‘I / me’ and the interbeing of all living things from a Zen perspective as a tool for creative writing.
Whatever your genre or wherever you are on your writing journey this is a wonderful opportunity to silence your inner critic and write freely in the ‘now’. This workshop does not presume any Zen experience.
Week Two, Wednesday 22nd February, 19.00 – 21:00
To study the self is to forget the self.
How did I get here? We’ll take the first step away from ‘I’ to look at others and the part they have played in our life.
Week Three, Wednesday 1st March, 19:00 – 21:00
To forget the self is to be enlightened by the myriad things.
What else is there? Everything. Looking around and outside of ourselves we begin to see the interconnectedness of all things and our interbeing with them.
Some things said about the workshop:
Wednesday 15th February 19:00-21:00
Wednesday 22nd February 19:00-21:00
Wednesday 1st March 19:00-21:00
Venue: Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.
Cost: The price for this workshop is £80.00
(a concessionary price for those on benefits or experiencing financial hardships is available on request. Please contact me for details)