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Literary Partners Program: Poetry and Meditation: A Resonant Relationship
Jul 21, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Can meditation foster poetry? Can poetry foster meditation? This four-week workshop begins with basic instruction and exercises in meditation, and then examines whether certain types of poetry can bring about similar experiences. Topics will include:
– How meditation and poetry can spring from daily-life experiences, yet transcend them.
– Poetry as mantra.
– Prayer as poetry and mantra, and the differences between meditation and prayer.
About the Presenter: Nayana Tara Hein has studied meditation with Sri Chinmoy since 1972 and is an organizer of the Sri Chinmoy Poetry Festival. She enjoys teaching, and is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the workshop participants.
Registration is required – space is limited.Text or call 347-773-8369 to register. Visit the Sri Chinmoy Poetry Festival website for more information.
This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.