West London Buddhist Centre

Wolf at the Door Online Writing Weekend

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Sangha Events

  • Sat Aug 22nd 2020
  • Sun Aug 23rd 2020
  • 10:00 am
  • 5:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • Full Waged £90 / Part Waged £55 / Unwaged (Supported) £30

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

As with our ‘physical’ 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 event as possible.

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


Setting up your weekend

We are asking that you only attend if you have access to a laptop, 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.

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 will be invited to move away from your screen to write – 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.



Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wolf-at-the-door-online-writing-weekend-tickets-113888633970

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 (see above for the price structure). Once you’ve booked, you’ll be sent Zoom log-in details via email which will last for the whole weekend and any other necessary information.

The exciting thing is that this will be the first ever video streamed Wolf at the Door event, so if you join us, you will be a part of it!

Open to all.


Refunds Policy

If you have booked but need to pull out of the weekend due to health or other serious issues, the Centre can refund you as long as you notify them sooner than 48 hours before the beginning of the Saturday workshop. After that time, a refund may be negotiable depending on whether we can fill your space or not. Please note the Eventbrite booking fee is non-refundable.



Queries related to the programme can be emailed to Dharmavadana: dharmavadana@btinternet.com

Much more information about Wolf at the Door writing workshops can be found here: www.wolfatthedoor.org

Dharmavadana and Vishvantara

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *6/7/2020* The Centre will remain closed to the public until the end of September. We have an online programme of classes, retreats and courses. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest.