Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day Two of Institute on Overcoming Writing Blocks

Day Two of Institute

Curriculum covered today:
Freewriting as Mindfulness Practice
Intrapersonal Dialog
Groundlessness and Writing
Disposable Writing
Shunryu Suzuki, "Control"
Peter Elbow, Writing With Power
Mike Rose, "Rigid Rules, Inflexible Plans"
Carl Rogers, "Communication: Its Blocking & Its Facilitation"

Today we were fortunate to be visited by three members of the House Sangha of Salem and Marblehead. They guided us through seated and walking meditation and discussed their mindfulness practices. Quite a sight: a line of barefoot people watching their breathing as they moved slowly down a long academic hallway!


Freewrite: Your Writing is Already Buddha, Already Perfect
Disposable Writing

* I'll be posting after each day of the 5-Day Institute on mindful writing. Stay tuned for Day Three.

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