Inner & Outer Exploration in the Kathmandu Valley with Laurie Wagner
October 27th - November 6th, 2019
Wild Writing, Calm Mind
"Every journey is a mosaic of moments. Our lives are filled with these moments – slices of time when a story comes alive. They can be captured effortlessly. All we need to do is take a moment to see what’s in front of us, and let it touch us. That’s how we move through the world creatively – that’s how we transform our lives into works of art."
Friends, I invite you to join us in exploring the chaotic, crackling beauty of Nepal this coming October & November. During our 10-day exploration of the sacred mandala of the Kathmandu Valley we will collect and write what we call "Story Slices" - intimate 200-600 word sketches which, combined with single photo images, will encapsulate the beauty and energy of this Himalayan realm.
Nepal is a country of vivid colors and unforgettable faces; a place where the sacred and profane blend in an ever-changing mosaic. We'll explore the temples and alleyways of the Kathmandu Valley; meet with artists and spiritual leaders; shop for beads and buddhas in the amazing bazaars of the old city. We'll have moments both wild and meditative, and immerse ourselves in a culture that is enchanting, challenging, and endlessly inspiring.
During our 10 days we will:
* Hone our writing skills
* Capture the moment
* Become a maker of small stories
* Be creative everyday
* Share our work with our creative community
* Document 10 days of our lives in a meaningful way
A Process and a Value
Making art and walking the world with more creative intention will change your life because it gives your spirit something deeply interesting to pursue. The ordinary scene or story – the very things we pass by everyday – will become extraordinary – and that changes everythi