West London Buddhist Centre

Wolf at the Door Writing Weekend

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Mindfulness Courses

  • Sat Sep 14th 2024
  • Sun Sep 15th 2024
  • 10:00 am
  • 4:30 pm
  • Booking required
  • Full Waged: £125 Concession: £90 Unwaged: £65<br />

This workshop runs 8-9 June at the West London Buddhist Centre, 10am-4.30pm each day with lunch break.

In this creative writing workshop, published writers Vishvantara and Dharmavadana will be guiding us along the paths of creative exploration. Along our way, we may find caverns of loss, placid lakes or dark woods that open into glades of love and gratitude.

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.

Open to all. You do not need to have been on any previous Wolf at the Door weekends in order to attend this one, Nor is writing experience necessary, though if you do write regularly, we hope you would enjoy the workshop too. Apart from a willingness to dive into the imagination, all you need to bring with you is a pen and plenty of paper – which we do recommend rather than electronic devices.

The basic format is that the leaders will set up a variety of activities to stimulate the imagination and get you writing. There will be opportunities to read out what you’ve written so that others can hear it, but this is an invitation, not a requirement. The focus of the weekend is on enjoying our exploration of writing and letting the imagination flow, rather than on technique or critical feedback, although the leaders may introduce general tips. Each day will run from 10.00 – 4.30, with an hour for lunch 1.00 – 2.00 and tea breaks.

Wolf at the Door weekends explore the essential human faculty of imagination through writing, with the help of a little meditation and ritual

Lunch will not be provided so you may like to bring your own to eat at the Centre or explore the many cafes and restaurants roundabout.

Places will be limited to 18 to help ensure everyone has a chance to fully take part. Booking is required by payment of a fee and must be for both Saturday and Sunday, as we give out vital introductory guidance on the Saturday. Please note that if you need to cancel less than seven days before the start of the weekend, the Centre will be unable to give you a refund



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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.

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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.

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