Shambhala Mountain Center

Writing as a Path to Awakening

5 Day retreat: August 25–29, 2016
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes Colorado

“Writing as a Path to Awakening” was so much more than I anticipated. Albert’s teachings and meditations truly helped open me up in ways and at depths I never expected.”
—S. D. Denver, CO

Meditation Retreats Shambhala Mountain CenterABOUT THE RETREAT:

Join us for an exceptional retreat experience in an enchanting location, nestle in a serene and dramatic valley of the Northern Colorado Rocky Mountains. Are you ready to experience, and then write forth the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness, which moves us along the path of awakening to our true nature.

Writing as a path to Awakening

Many of our greatest spiritual teachers from around the world were, and are, writers. From Sappho in the 7th century BC 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.

Join us for this exciting week exploring your inner and outer creativity. The days will include periods of sitting meditation, writing exercises, readings, standing meditation, creative visualization, Q&A, sharing and discussion. Come be inspired by your own innate creativity, and experience deeper levels of awareness through the practice of meditation, inquiry, writing and listening to words.


  • You will learn innovative writing prompts.
  • Dynamic meditation techniques.
  • Ways to free yourself of writing blocks.
  • How to access deeper levels of creativity.
  • You will leave with stronger writing skills.
  • An expanded sense of your own creative potential.
  • A deeper understanding of the connection between creativity and consciousness.

Albert Teaching at ShambhalaThis workshop is ideal for both seasoned and new writers—journal writers, memoirists, novelists, poets and others seeking to explore the written word with an open heart and imaginative mind.

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