The Yogapedia Podcast: Albert Flynn DeSilver – Poet, Novelist and Meditation Teacher

By Yogapedia Editorial Team
Published: December 26, 2019 | Last updated: December 28, 2019
Key Takeaways

Listen in as we discuss how writing can be a path to awakening and learn about how meditation can benefit our writing practice.


In episode 16 of The Yogapedia Podcast, we're talking with international published poet and writer, and mindfulness meditation expert, Albert Flynn DeSilver.

In This Interview: Writing as a Path to Awakening

DeSilver is an American poet, novelist and meditation teacher. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and his Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. His writing has been published in hundreds of literary journals across the world.


DeSilver is also the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which is an embodied approach to creativity and writing. DeSilver runs workshops and retreats that aim to rekindle one's writing process by bringing more joy and spontaneity in the practice of writing.

DeSilver has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and was trained as a meditation teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. DeSilver merges the art of writing with mindfulness meditation, which he discusses in his book "Writing as a Path to Awakening," based off his workshops of the same name.

Listen in as we discuss with DeSilver how writing can be a path to awakening and learn about how meditation can benefit our writing practice.


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Yogapedia's editorial team is dedicated to writing and curating authentic yogic knowledge from around the globe. Our intention is to help seekers turn within and connect with Self (Ātman) through shared understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga.

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