Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living
Where: New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.
212-219-2527 Price: $45
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This evening workshop celebrates the publication of Mark Nepo’s new book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, in which the acclaimed poet-teacher shares bare and honest reflections drawn from his lifelong journals.
In this reading event and workshop Mark will guide participants into conversation with their own journey, while speaking to the nature and process of journaling, offering ways we can begin or deepen our own practice of journaling. Through poetry, story, dialogue and writing exercises, he will explore the many ways we’re asked to listen and participate in the world by looking at archetypal thresholds we all face, such as “Stopping the Noise,” “Unraveling Our Fear,” “The Gift of Deepening,” and “The Radiance in All Things.”
For Mark, “Journaling is an ongoing inner practice through which the work of introspection keeps removing what’s between us and life—to keep us vital and to bring us alive. Just as we practice breathing constantly, we need a place to practice perceiving and feeling. The journal is one place to deepen our practice of being alive.” Mark will present journaling guidelines, and offer journal questions to work with, to encourage participants to engage in their own conversation with the Universe through the art of journaling.
Note: Mark will sign books after the workshop.Buy tickets/get more info now