Monday, May 27, 2013

UNIQUE SUMMER RETREAT FEATURES MEDITATION, YOGA, WRITING AND THE ARTS

TRUE EXPRESSION 

AN ORIGINAL SUMMER RETREAT 
WITH 
ZEN TEACHER 
AWARD-WINNING POET 
AND WRITING TEACHER 

PETER LEVITT


For the first time in his forty years as a poet, writer, translator of poetry and major Buddhist texts, as well as a much loved teacher of writing and creativity, Peter Levitt, the guiding teacher of the Salt Spring Zen Circle, will be offering a 7 day summer retreat that combines a gentle and inspiring schedule of meditation, yoga, writing and other arts.


TRUE EXPRESSION RETREAT will take place at the beautiful SS Yoga Centre on Salt Spring Island from July 20 to July 27th and, in Peter’s words, it promises to be “the most joyous, profound and expressive week I can draw out of my imagination.”

Known for his gentleness, understanding, humour and warmth, Peter’s creativity workshops have helped people to discover authentic expression in writing, painting and other arts since the mid 1970’s. Authorised to teach as part of the Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, (author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind) Peter has lead meditation retreats throughout North America.

As a poet, Levitt has received high praise from Governor General Award recipient, Robert Hilles, who called Peter’s last major book, Within Within, “A master work that reveals the interconnected fabric of it all in ways that will leave you stunned.”  In the same vein, legendary poet, Robert Creeley, wrote, “Peter Levitt’s poetry sounds the honour of our common dance.”

And, in speaking about Peter’s teachings, Joanna Macy, the revered peace and environmental activist, Buddhist teacher, and author wrote: 

“With this gentle and fearless guide, the way to creative self-expression becomes a path of liberation. The wisdom and practices he offers free me to walk out into the world as into my own heart—and discover that they are one.”

To learn more about True Expression retreat, please go to 

www.trueexpressionretreat.com


**A gentle offering of Daily Yoga will be let by master Yoga teachers from the Victoria community.

***The number of participants for this retreat is limited. We encourage you read about the retreat at our website and then register or contact Tara as soon as you can since the retreat is starting to fill. Tara can be reached at info@trueexpressionretreat.com or 1-250-221-1111.

Monday, May 06, 2013

SPECIAL SUMMER RETREAT FEATURES MEDITATION, YOGA, WRITING AND THE ARTS


TRUE EXPRESSION 

A SPECIAL SUMMER RETREAT 
WITH 
ZEN TEACHER 
AWARD-WINNING POET 
AND WRITING TEACHER 

PETER LEVITT



For the first time in his forty years as a poet, writer, translator of poetry and major Buddhist texts, as well as a much loved teacher of writing and creativity, Peter Levitt, the guiding teacher of the Salt Spring Zen Circle, will be offering a 7 day summer retreat that combines a gentle and inspiring schedule of meditation, yoga, writing and other arts.


TRUE EXPRESSION RETREAT will take place at the beautiful SS Yoga Centre on Salt Spring Island from July 20 to July 27th and, in Peter’s words, it promises to be “the most joyous, profound and expressive week I can draw out of my imagination.”

Known for his gentleness, understanding, humour and warmth, Peter’s creativity workshops have helped people to discover authentic expression in writing, painting and other arts since the mid 1970’s. Authorised to teach as part of the Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, (author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind) Peter has lead meditation retreats throughout North America.

As a poet, Levitt has received high praise from Governor General Award recipient, Robert Hilles, who called Peter’s last major book, Within Within, “A master work that reveals the interconnected fabric of it all in ways that will leave you stunned.”  In the same vein, legendary poet, Robert Creeley, wrote, “Peter Levitt’s poetry sounds the honour of our common dance.”

And, in speaking about Peter’s teachings, Joanna Macy, the revered peace and environmental activist, Buddhist teacher, and author wrote: 

“With this gentle and fearless guide, the way to creative self-expression becomes a path of liberation. The wisdom and practices he offers free me to walk out into the world as into my own heart—and discover that they are one.”

To learn more about True Expression retreat, please go to 


**A gentle offering of Daily Yoga will be let by master Yoga teachers from the Victoria community.

***The number of participants for this retreat is limited. We encourage you read about the retreat at our website and then register or contact Tara as soon as you can since the retreat is starting to fill. Tara can be reached at info@trueexpressionretreat.com or 1-250-221-1111.