Ecstatic Poetry

Brandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson is a poet, a scholar, and a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. He is an associate core faculty member in Sofia University’s Global Master’s Program, and spends his days joyfully guiding students from all over the world. He is the author of four collections of ecstatic poetry and is currently aiming to publish his research into the symbiosis of ecstatic poetry and visionary art. He regularly facilitates ecstatic poetry workshops across the United States.


  • Meets On:
        Saturday, June 22
  • Address:
    251 W. Second Street
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $40 for this class only; $75 for package

With Brandon Thompson.

As once practiced by the familiar poets Rumi and Hafiz, ecstatic poetry is, at its heart, a journey into the Divine within. It is a way of contacting our essence. By utilizing practices such as meditation and yoga, time in nature, inviting synchronicity, and more, this retreat will offer participants an opportunity to experience poetry writing as a visionary art. In addition to sharing in the work of classic ecstatic writers, participants will also survey mystical art and writing by more contemporary creators. Concepts will be introduced such as ecstatic theory and poetry practice, writing techniques, and creative expression, as we join together in sacred circle. Led by Brandon Thompson, M.A., Associate Core Faculty at Sofia University and author of From the Back of a Thirsty Camel: Ecstatic Longings. [ALL LEVELS]

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