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Date & Time Details: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST July 11, 2020 Saturday

Zoom – Writing as a Spiritual Practice

With Christine Valters Paintner

July 11, 2020

Join us for this session where we will explore writing as a spiritual practice. Christine will guide you through different exercises to help you yield to the process of writing as a journey of discovery, rather than holding too tightly to the end product. In this way words become maps and help us to encounter new parts of ourselves, our calling, and our relationship to the divine. We will engage in both free writing and poetry writing and all are welcome regardless of level of experience. This is a generative workshop, we are not here to edit our work, but to show up for the Creative Source when we slow down and listen to what is erupting in the silence. In addition to the writing exercises Christine will include lectio divina, silence, reading of poems, gentle movement invitations to shift your energy and focus, and an optional chance to share a piece your writing in small groups in a contemplative and structured way. 


Christine Valters Paintner
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the founder and director of, a virtual monastery and global community exploring contemplative practice, creative expression, and ways to nourish an earth-cherishing consciousness. She is a poet, spiritual director, teacher, pilgrimage guide, and author of 17 books on spirituality and the arts including two collections of poetry. Christine has lived on the west coast of Ireland since 2012 with her husband John. She is a Benedictine oblate with the St. Placid Priory community.  
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