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Write Into the Present Moment

A Spiritual Writing Day Retreat with Sandy Wells

Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Unity Church, 21 King Ave., Albany, NY


(NOTE: This workshop replaces the fall retreat that was to be held in Niskayuna, NY)

This workshop offers an opportunity to develop the active mind of writing using the contemplative atmosphere of silence, sitting meditation and walking meditation. Writing and sharing writing in community deepens your capacity to listen and to write out beyond what you know. Writing practice provides a fresh way to develop a relationship with your mind and to discover how you see, think, feel and remember. Learn how to loosen your mind, write from your heart and find your true voice.

Sandy Wells has over 25 years of experience as an educator, facilitator and coach. She earned her undergraduate degree from NYU and graduated with an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from Vermont College. From 1989 through 1997, she trained with Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, authors of Conscious Loving. During that time, she facilitated their trainings and directed their Personal Supervision Program. Using laser awareness, open-hearted acceptance and practiced integration of body, mind and spirit, Sandy is a playful, creative collaborator and an illuminating revealer. She is known for her passion to learn and serve and offers mindful practices to support awareness, inner harmony and well-being.

Sandy spent four years studying with Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and long time student of Katagiri Roshi. Some of her other spiritual teachers include Thich Nhat Hanh, Master Charles Cannon, James Amarish Caruso, Pema Chodron and Patricia Hunt-Perry. Sandy is the director of the Institute for Mindful Living in Cornwall, NY.

Cost $50, includes soup & salad lunch (vegetarian/gluten free)

Signup at the church to participate or call the church office 453-3603

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