Contemplative Writing Group
Exploring the connection between meditative practice and the written word. Starting January 14th.
This ongoing writing group explores the connection between meditation practice and the written word. Each meeting entails meditation, writing, and sharing (or not) in a supportive environment. No previous creative writing or meditation experience is necessary. Meditation instruction will be given.
Attendees are to bring old work or new, personally written poetry or prose or someone else’s words that resonate. Pieces can be finished or works in progress. Poems should be limited to three per session and prose works (fewer than 1,000 words) to one per session.
The meeting starts with a period of meditation, Next, there is a writing session. The topic is up to the individual to explore. Prompts will be available, but everything is acceptable. Finally, there is time to share. This is not a class on how to write and there are no writing teachers; this an invitation to use writing as a contemplative practice in an interactive environment.
Attendees are to bring pens and paper. Participants are to arrive a few minutes early to settle in as the meeting starts on time.
These meetings are free; $5 donations for the maintenance of the Gampopa Center are
deeply appreciated. For more information, contact Donna Whicher at firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration is required. Attendance is on an “as can” basis.