Mary Paterson

author, yogi, lover of the Buddha, traveler

Website for: Mary Paterson, author of the spiritual memoir, The Monks and Me: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hanh’s French Monastery Guided Me Home; yoga/meditation instructor; Buddhist practitioner; adventurer.

 8-Week Course at The University of Toronto (Continuing Education - open to all) once a week on Wednesdays @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Spring/summer 2018 (exact dates TBA)

Compelling writing requires risk. The stories that readers are drawn to are the narratives in which the writer has courageously examined complex human experiences with vulnerability, honesty and a very big bold heart. It takes courage to write the truth that lives deep inside of you. When you write exactly what you think, about what obsesses you, what scares you, what you intensely desire to fully understand, readers will connect very deeply with your stories. Ultimately, as you write, you must make yourself cry and laugh. You must inspire yourself. Then, you will uplift readers - the greatest achievement of all.

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