Mark S. Burrows

Workshop Leader

Mark S. Burrows

A longtime resident of New England, Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D. has spent the last decade teaching religion and literature at a university in Bochum, Germany, and was part of the “Bonn Rilke Project” that offered programs across the country blending original jazz compositions with meditations on Rilke’s poems and photographic images. He is the translator of what would become 'Part I” of Rilke’s "Book of Hours", published as "Prayers of a Young Poet" (2012/2016), as well as "99 Psalms" by the contemporary Iranian-German poet SAID. Other recent publications include a collection of his recent poems, "The Chance of Home: Poems" (2018) and two volumes of meditative poems inspired by Meister Eckhart, written with Jon M. Sweeney: "Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart" (2017) and "Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets" (2019). The recipient of the Witter Bynner Prize in Poetry, he remains an active member of the Bochumer Literaten, a circle of professional writers living and working in the Ruhr Region of Germany.

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The Gathering Room

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The Gathering Room

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Date

Jan 05 2021 - Feb 02 2021
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Time

Tuesdays Jan5-Feb 2, 4-6pm EST REMEMBER TO CONVERT IF YOU ARE NOT ON EASTERN TIME
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost

$125

Mark S. Burrows: Heart-Work and the Art of Living: Journeying into the Soul’s Depths with Rainer Maria Rilke

Watch Mark Burrows' introduction to this course and read his article In a Dark Time.

Mark, a poet and translator, scholar and teacher, invites you to join him on a five part online journey into the transformative vision of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the most cherished spiritual writers of the modern era. You need not have any familiarity with Rilke, for drawing on his own translations, Mark will introduce you to his life and artistic vocation, and together, you will explore Rilke and his poetic vision; darkness, longing, and the mystery of love; the learnings of childhood and the body’s ecstasy; creativity and transformation; and beauty as an invitation to praise. In each two-hour session, Mark will draw on Rilke’s sense of how poems work within us, inviting you to engage your heart’s powers for creativity and healing.

As with our other paid programs, upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link and password to access recordings. Recordings will be posted at that link within a day or two following each session.