Writing Workshop: “SITTING ON A WORD”

Writing workshop led by Corrie Koppedraijer and Jenneke ter Horst

26th August to 2nd September 2017

Silence creates words. Words that come forward hesitantly, spinning, stuttering, tearing, singing or ultimately silenced; but come to be compelling once again. Words looking for a form of expression. Many people who come to a lecture, workshop or retreat carry a special notebook with them to capture and express what they experience, hear or see. The question is, what can be captured in words? In this writing workshop we give the word to the word itself.

The workshop is intended for anyone who loves words and wants to give them some form.


The programme is open, but there are some fixed points in the day: a morning meditation as a warm-up and an evening meditation as a closer. We write individually but also collectively.

Use can be made of other forms of expression as drawing, painting, etc.
The writing process is discussed daily in a conversation or lesson.
Undoubtedly the beautiful natural surroundings of Les Gavatxes will play a role in our imaginative wanderings.


Corrie Koppedraijer is a published novelist and also has two books about zen Buddhism to her name. She is a resident and supervisor at Kshanti, the meditation centre at Les Gavatxes, an estate in the Pyrenees (see www.lesgavatxes.es).

Jenneke ter Horst is an illustrator and writer of short stories. In 2016 she published her book “Saw.” She is a regular visitor to Les Gavatxes.


Cost (all inclusive) is €360.

You can pay the full amount – at the latest one month before the retreat – to the bank account: NL24TRIO 0197 8927 01 in the name of Kshanti Foundation.

You can also pay via PayPal using your PayPal account or a credit card here:

Once you have paid you are guaranteed participation.

€20 discount if you register before June 1st.

Registration and information:


tel. 0034 972192022 (best to call between 7 and 8pm).


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