Sun, 15 May|
Better Read Than Dead
Sacred Reading Workshop with Walter Mason
Join writer, reader and meditator Walter Mason as he discusses how spiritual reading can be a part of any modern life.
Time & Location
15 May 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
Lectio divina, or "divine reading," is an old spiritual practice that emerged in the Western monastic tradition.
It entails reading slowly, mindfully and with sacred intent for several short periods each day.
In this workshop writer, reader and meditator Walter Mason discusses how spiritual reading can be a part of any modern life, and how we can better incorporate reading as a spiritual practise to increase our knowledge, calmness and inner growth.
Bookworms unite! Reading for its own sake is a valuable way to spend your time, and Walter will teach you how to apply the art of lectio divina in your own life.
Walter Mason is the author of the travel memoirs “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia” (both published by Allen & Unwin). He is the President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker.
Walter is also a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Vietnam, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history. He is a regular lecturer on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and the travel writer H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at festivals and conferences around the world and teaches writing and journaling across Australia.
Sacred Reading workshop outline:
- Short history of Lectio Divina
- Awakening to the immediate experience
- Spirited Reading
- Reading with meditation
- Acceptance: Reading and comfort
- Wabi Sabi reading
Please bring your journal along, or some pen and paper.
Workshop Ticket$40.00Sale ended