At Olmo Ling October 19

by Catherine Gammon

9:00 – 5:00 on Saturday October 19
Olmo Ling, Greenfield, Pittsburgh, PA


Combining meditation in the Zen tradition with the practice of imaginative writing, this workshop invites intimate and creative study of the mind. Engaging playfully with language, we write together from prompts and read aloud, listen, and respond to one another’s words. Our writings and responses are explorations, and our conversations are based in imaginative insight rather than craft or critique. The day is appropriate for participants at any level of literary or meditation experience. Meditation guidance will be offered.

Please bring paper and pens, even if you’re used to composing on a keyboard (and leave the laptop at home). An iPad is fine if you’ll be writing with a stylus.

 Please arrive by 8:45 to get settled, so that we can begin promptly at 9:00. We will take a break for lunch and everyone is encouraged to bring something (vegetarian) to share with others. The day will end at 5:00.

A contribution of $40 to Olmo Ling ($35 for members) is suggested. This offering is partially in support of teaching and partially to cover use of the space in support of Olmo Ling. Any additional offering is welcome, but not necessary. Please register through Olmo Ling in advance if possible. 

Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute
1101 Greenfield Avenue, Greenfield, Pittsburgh PA 15217