Shambhala Online Book of the Month

Discover a new book every month!
… And chat with the authors during our live events!

The Shambhala Online Book of the Month is an opportunity to learn about the recently published books from our many wonderful Shambhala authors and get to know them a little!

Each author will present the book’s main teaching and share what inspired them to write about it.  Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A where you will be able to engage them and explore their past, current, and future offerings.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to access our archives of recorded live events.

 

_______________________________________________

 


MAY BOOK

Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life

by Albert Flynn DeSilver

Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, May 12th at 8:30 pm (Atlantic)
4:30 pm (Pacific), 5:30 pm (Mountain), 6:30 pm (Central), 7:30 pm (Eastern), 8:30 pm (Atlantic)

REGISTER HERE so we can send you the zoom link.


About the Book:

Stories, dynamic meditations, and innovative writing exercises to spark creativity and spiritual awakening

The best writers say their work comes from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source? “We must first look inside ourselves and be willing to touch that raw emotional core at the heart of a deeper creativity,” writes Albert Flynn DeSilver. In Writing as a Path to Awakening, this renowned poet, writer, and teacher shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your writing—so your words reveal layers of profound emotional insight and revelation that inspire and move your readers.

Writing calls on us to fully engage our mind’s cognitive powers, while meditation asks us to let go of thinking and storytelling. Though these two practices may seem incompatible, Albert teaches us that they can be powerfully complementary. With a mixture of engaging storytelling and practical exercises, Writing as a Path to Awakening invites you on a journey of growth and discovery—to enhance your writing through the practice of meditation, while using the creative process to accelerate your spiritual evolution.

 

About the Author

 

Albert Flynn DeSilver is a is a poet, memoirist, speaker, and workshop leader teaching nationally at the Shambhala Mountain Center, the Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock, Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, and at writing conferences nationally. His latest book published by Sounds True is based on his popular meditation and writing retreats by the same name. He is also the author of several books of poems and the memoir “Beamish Boy,” (2012) which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” He lives in Northern California.

For a FREE copy of the book and the 7-track Creativity Meditations program, click on this link (www.brilliantwriter.com/free-book)

 

 

_______________________________________________

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

June Book:         
by James O’Neill
Saturday, June 13th at 1:00 pm (Atlantic)

Click here
for more information and to register!

………………………………………………….

 

July Book:    
by  David Shapiro
Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 pm (Atlantic)

Click here for more information and to register!

…………………………………………………

 

August Book:    
by Ira Rechtshaffer
Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

Click here for more information and to register!

…………………………………………………

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Did you miss a talk?

You can access recordings of all previous talks by clicking here!