Daylong Writing and Meditation Retreat for People of Color

Write Action and Creativity: A Daylong Writing and Meditation Retreat for People of Color
Sun, Aug 16, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Fairfax, CA

With Mushim (Patricia) Ikeda-Nash and Kenji Liu

Cost $25 – $55, sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s). Bring lunch to share.

This daylong retreat is for any Person of Color who desires to write — whether you are an experienced writer or a novice attempting to put together your first poem or story. The day will include basic meditation instruction and writing periods with suggested exercises and time for free-writing, and will include an open-mic sign-up for those who wish to share brief samples of their work.

Please bring a lunch for yourself or a dish to share on the potluck table. And feel free to bring any unfinished projects (short excerpts of poetry, memoirs, fiction or whatever you may be working on) for small group input during the lunch period.

This event is for self-identified People of Color. While nearly all Spirit Rock events are open to all people, we occasionally hold daylongs and residential retreats specifically for People of Color, women, LGBTQ folks, and other communities that have historically been targets of social oppression. These separate spaces, based on shared experience of identity, are reported to be very beneficial to many participants, and our commitment to continue to hold these events is part of our ongoing efforts to make Spirit Rock and the Dharma accessible to all people.

Register online:


Online Registration for weekend daylongs is available until 1:00 pm on the Thursday before the event. For other events during the week, online registration will close two days before an event begins. If online registration has closed, you may pay at the door if the event is not full.

Financial Aid: Scholarships and work exchanges available. Call 415.488.0164 x 224. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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