Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Write From The Heart: One Day Writing And Meditation Workshop

A writing and meditation workshop
open to all

with Mushim Ikeda-Nash and Susan Moon

Sunday, June 7, 2009, 10 AM to 5 PM

East Bay Meditation Center
2147 Broadway, Oakland (near 19th St. BART)

We will spend the day sitting together, writing together, and enjoying the silence words are born from. All levels of experience with writing and meditation are welcome. This is a good workshop for people who want a jump-start in writing. In a supportive setting, we'll lower our buckets into the wells within ourselves and pull up surprising riches. We'll laugh together, collaborate, read to each other, and celebrate our creativity.

Bring pen, notebook, lunch, and playful mind.

Registration is required.

To register, please click on the following link, to fill out a registration survey.

(If the link does not work, please copy it, and paste it into your web browser. If that still does not work, email us at -- or reply to this email -- with your full name, and a message requesting a registration form for the "Write from the Heart" June 7 event.)

Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this event, nor most EBMC events. However, EBMC is not independently funded.

The Center and the teachers will be sustained only by your voluntary donations (the practice of generous giving, or "dana"). Please donate generously, in proportion to your ability:

* Either online (you will be offered an opportunity at the end of the online registration process)
* Or at the event, in the two baskets at EBMC, one for the center, the second for the teachers.

Thank you for your generosity. Giving together, our unique, diverse Center will grow and thrive!

Mushim Ikeda-NashMushim (Patricia) Ikeda-Nash has taught writing at Oberlin College, the University of Iowa, and the Oakland public schools. A former Zen Buddhist nun, she has published poetry, essays, and fiction in ColorLines, Inquiring Mind, Shambhala Sun, Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, and elsewhere.

Susan Moon has taught creative writing courses and workshops at St.Mary's College and Tassajara Zen Center among other places. A lay Buddhist teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, she was the editor of Turning Wheel,the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism for many years. She is the author/editor of several books on Buddhism, including The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and has published widely.
Out of respect for those with environmental illnesses, please do not wear fragrance or scented products or clothing laundered with fragrance products to EBMC.

EBMC is wheelchair accessible, located on major bus lines, and only two blocks from the 19th Street BART station.