West London Buddhist Centre

Wolf at the Door Online Writing Weekend

Published in Buddhist Courses, Buddhist Events & Festivals, Calendar for all events, Cultural Event

  • Sat Feb 12th 2022
  • Sun Feb 13th 2022
  • 10:00 am
  • 5:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £95 full price; £55 concession

The imagination makes available and harmonises what may seem contrary energies within us and makes a spiritual life possible. Wolf at the Door offers a friendly and nurturing way of exploring this essential human faculty through writing, with the help of a little meditation and ritual.

No writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to step through a door into new creative spaces, accompanied by experienced guides.

What to expect

You do not need to have attended previous Wolf at the Door weekends in order to come on this one. The event will be online by Zoom. As with our in-person events, the leaders will set up a variety of activities to stimulate the imagination and get you writing. Each day will run from 10.00 – 5.00, with an hour for lunch and tea breaks.

However, there will be certain adaptations for the online platform, as well as requirements in order to recreate as much of a ‘real life’ Wolf at the Door experience as possible.

Places will be limited to 18 to retain as much of the friendly, open and supportive atmosphere of our events as feasible, and to allow everyone a chance to read out their work, if they wish, and be heard.

We advise that if possible you use a laptop for the event, rather than relying on a phone or tablet, as we feel that using a tablet or phone will not give you the group experience available to laptop users which is essential to give us all a feeling of full group participation in the writing and reading back. However, this is not an essential requirement.

We also request that you make sure you can find a space while you attend in which you will be undisturbed and able to concentrate on the writing exercises, for the whole event. After the leaders have introduced each activity, you may be invited to move away from your screen to write, at least for longer activities – pen or pencil and paper is recommended. You will need if possible to switch off other devices too, and not have other distracting apps running on your laptop besides Zoom. We will also ask that you attend to the instructions for each exercise and to the reading out and not move away from your laptops at those points, if humanly possible.

As places are limited, booking is required and must be for both the Saturday and Sunday. We give out vital introductory guidance on the Saturday. There is a booking fee. Once you’ve booked, you’ll be sent Zoom log-in details which will last for the whole weekend and any other necessary information.

Please note that if you need to cancel less than seven days before the start of the weekend, we will be unable to give you a refund, unless we are able to fill the place.

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The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

Book Online

You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

We are running in-person and online events. Browse the calendar, sign-up to our weekly newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates. Our current opening hours are Mon, Tue & Sat 12-2.30pm. Click here for our Covid policy for in-person events at the Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation Club will not be restarting until Sunday 27 March and NOT on 30 January as previously listed.