Sit, Walk, Write: Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

December 15th

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  • $40
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount below)
Room: Meditation Hall

”Writing with other people keeps you honest.” — Natalie Goldberg

Inspired by Natalie Goldman's recent book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a full day meditation, movement and writing retreat (half day participation welcome). Everyone is welcome, new and experienced meditators, aspiring writers, established writers, and writers of any genre. Meditation instruction will be available at 9 am and 1 pm for anyone new to meditation.

We'll spend the day practicing 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. There will be an opportunity to share our words as well. 

Come for the whole day or join us for morning or afternoon session. Suggested donation for half-day: $25. Please specify in your registration which sessions you will be attending. If you’re staying for the whole day, please bring a lunch.


Morning session: 9:00 - Noon
Lunch: Noon - 1:00
Afternoon session: 1:00 - 5:00 (includes reception with optional reading at 4:30)

Our Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the listed price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. No one will be turned away!