Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ordinary Mind/Sacred World, Meditation and Writing Workshop in Guilford, VT Rescheduled for October 2016 TBA

[Onions by Renoir]

Ordinary Mind/ Sacred World will explore through meditation, writing exercises and literary examples how tuning into the ordinary details of life can transport us into the luminous dimension of sacred world. Suitable for both beginning and advanced writers of any genre or spiritual tradition. 

DATE: Saturday, August 13, 2019 (canceled) NEW DATE FORTHCOMING
TIME: 11:00-5:00 PM, Lunch, snacks, and drinks provided
LOCATION: Guilford, VT (directions sent to registered participants)
COST: $90 for the day or by donation for those who need it. 
CONTACT: Jacqueline Gens, or 413-522-1125
LIMITED: Pre-registration/payment required limited to first 7 people

WHAT TO BRING: Cushion for meditation (ground or chair), writing materials, some of your own writing or work by others you greatly admire to share (with 9 copies) and special dietary needs.  

Jacqueline Gens has worked with poets and writers for over thirty years from the famous Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics to the New England College MFA program in poetry she co-founded with Vermont poet laureate, Chard deNiord. During the many years she worked for the late poet Allen Ginsberg, she began to study closely his Dharma Poetics Primer for writers--a great treasury of insights and notations into the sacred world of wisdom literature. A poet and papermaker, she currently conducts a monthly meditation and poetry writing group at the Shelburne Falls, MA Shambhala Center and oversees open studios and workshops in papermaking and contemplative arts at Khandroling Paper Cooperative.

Visit Pablo Neruda's famous Ode to an Onion in both English and Spanish