Posted April 27, 2012 | by Sue Kenney | in Blog | no responses
Coursesoffered by the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies'Creative Writing Program. Whether you wish to pursue a certificate in Freelanceor Creative Writing, or take an individual master class, this course might helpdevelop the voice in you.
To register please go to the UTContinuing Ed. Website: http://learn.utoronto.ca
INSTRUCTOR: Ranjini George Philip MA, MFA, PhD
MEMOIR AS SPIRITUALPRACTICE
University of Toronto
WednesdayMornings: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
11 April/12 – 6 June/12, St. George Campus (No Class 23 May)
In thiscourse, we will deepen our relationship to the written word by engaging with SriSri Ravi Shankar’s transforming emotions guided meditations, establishing a daily mindfulness meditation practice, writing exercises, and discussions of published memoirs. The framework of this class is inspired by the ground lungta meditation, a spiritual practice offered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Ruling Your World. We will seek to inspire within ourselves the four “dignities”—the compassion and discernment of the tiger, the joy and discipline of the snow lion, the outrageousness and fearlessness of the garuda,and the equanimity and wisdom of the dragon. Emphasis will be put on workshopping ,beginning something new, or revising a memoir you may be working on.
Sue Kenney, author of the Canadian best-selling book My Camino
and Confessions of a Pilgirm, will be a guest lecturer at the first class on April 11, 2012.