Sit /Walk/Write: A Contemplative Retreat - in Portland

with Ellen Rook

July 20th

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  • $30 Sustaining
  • $40 Patron
Room: Portland


Sit, Walk, Write: A Contemplative Writing Retreat
with Ellen Rook

July 20th 9 am-1 pm

Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland

Inspired by Natalie Goldberg's recent book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat. Everyone is welcome, new and experienced meditators, aspiring writers, established writers, and writers of any genre. Meditation instruction will be available at 9 am for anyone new to meditation.

We'll spend the morning in silence as we practice sitting meditation, exploring our genuine, awake hearts, mindful movement through walking meditation (and perhaps a little gentle stretching or yoga) and writing sessions. Optional writing prompts will be offered. At the close of the morning retreat, we will end our silence with a discussion. There will be an opportunity to share our morning words as well.

FMI contact Karen Monahan at [email protected]

About the teacher:

Ellen Rook has been a member of Shambhala since the early '80's. She lives in upstate New York where she teaches meditation, Buddhism, Japanese flower arranging and contemplative arts at the Albany Shambhala Center as well as local nonprofit and community organizations. She is studying for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University.