with Roger Housden and Sessei Meg Levie
Sunday, November 3
9:30 am - 5 pm
In the Green Gulch Farm Yurt
It is in your life’s deep current that true meaning and purpose can be found.
Rather than a task you have to fulfill, or an external goal you have to attain, your life purpose can be seen as a gift that already exists in yourself—a current of aliveness whose taste and expression are unique to you. Using poetry as inspiration, we will use writing exercises to orient ourselves towards our deeper values and aspirations—those that place us as active participants in the great web of belonging, while at the same time celebrating the uniqueness of our authentic being. The writing exercises will alternate with short periods of sitting, out of which the wildness you discover on your page can emerge. Through this day of exploration, you will have the opportunity to deepen your relationship with yourself and listen more intimately to your original voice.
No prior writing or meditation experience is required.
$90; $81 current SFZC members; $72 limited income. Fee includes lunch. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
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Roger Housden is an inspirational speaker and author of twenty books on art, travel, and poetry, all of which ask deep questions about the way we live and encourage us to live up to the best that we are. His latest book is Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage and One to Save It (Shambhala, December 2012). His work has been featured often in Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. You can find him at www.rogerhousden.com
Sessei Meg Levie
Sessei Meg Levie, MA, has been practicing Zen for over 20 years and received ordination as a Zen priest in 2003. She holds degrees in English from Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin. Currently she serves as the Program Development Director for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.