I was introduced to the Upaya Zen Center on this blog. I have been inspired by many of their offerings. Natalie Goldberg has been a favorite author of mine for years. I thought this program, Sit, Walk, Write sounded like it might be of interest to some of you. Here are a few words from Natalie’s writing:
“As Natalie has written: “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” She also reminds us: “Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make it so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, or drop a jar of applesauce.” And finally: “Writing is the act of discovery.”
You can explore/register for Natalie’s program at https://www.upaya.org/program/sit-walk-write/?id=2349.”
Also coming up, there is “a series of short, powerful programs focused on this upcoming election, on hope, joyful defiance, moral responsibility, and more.” You can read about the zoom sessions that are scheduled before election day, on election day, and after the election at https://www.upaya.org/program/?id=2376. There is usually the ability to see a replay of programs if you miss something. The Center does great work, and they are in financial difficulty because of COVID. Usually programs are free, but they ask for a donation if possible.