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Ixopo Buddhist Retreat Centre

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Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa

October 2022

Life Tides And Word Links: A Course In Poetry (IXOPO)

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
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I want to share an approach to poetry that’s taught me how to play with rhythm and meaning, following words and traces of feeling to make new tracks. Acts of poetry link the tides of my body and the world with new ways of thinking, moving across from life to the page, and back This course will help you to connect with themes and images that need expression and exploration. Learning to condense or distil your inquiry can help with…

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Root Memoir Course: Exploring Nature And Nurture (IXOPO)

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
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In this experimental and experiential writing course, we will explore our relationship with the natural world. We have done damage to ourselves and the environment by constructing the idea that human beings are separate from nature. Even our language betrays this attitude - we speak of nature and the environment as though it is ‘out there’. Through experiential exercises and writing, we will explore how the built environment, consumerism, ideas about time, and our fears, anxieties, disgust and distrust keep us…

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