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Writing from the Senses (Apr/GGF)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

Writing from the Senses (Apr/GGF)

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Event Details

Writing from the Senses

Saturday, April 28
10 am - 4 pm
Led by Laura Deutsch and Valorie Beer

Using all five senses when we write can bring us into the present moment, awaken awareness, and make our writing come alive. This workshop offers a preview of Laura’s upcoming book, Writing From the Senses, which will be published by Shambhala in 2013. We’ll provide delightful sensory prompts to help you tap into engaging material, enriching memory and story with imagery and detail. The workshop includes instruction and discussion, creative writing exercises, and short periods of meditation, both indoors and in the garden. We'll see how meditation, combined with sensory awareness, can help us go deeper in our writing. You'll never have to stare down at a blank page, computer screen or crumbs on the carpet again, when you use all your senses and the writing techniques presented in this workshop. For writers at all levels.

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Related Bio(s):

Laura Deutsch
Laura Deutsch is a writer and teacher, who has led writing retreats from Tassajara to Tuscany. Laura has led writing workshops for more than 15 years and has participated in numerous workshops at Tassajara and Green Gulch.

Kyosho Valorie Beer
Kyosho Valorie Beer has practiced Zen Buddhism since 1991, and was ordained as a priest by her teacher, Edward Brown, in 2005. She is currently the San Francisco Zen Center Corporate Secretary.

Member Discount

Current Zen Center members receive a 10% discount. For more information about membership, visit the membership section of our web site or email membership@sfzc.org.

To inquire, please email the Green Gulch Farm Front Office at ggfoffice@sfzc.org or call them at 415.383.3134 during office hours: 9:00am-noon and 1:30pm-4:00pm Mon-Sat; 9:00am-10:00am and 11:15am-3:00pm Sundays.

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  • For help completing registration, please call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475-9362

For more information, please visit the Green Gulch Farm web site or call:

  • 888-743-9362 (toll free) or
  • 415-475-9362 during office hours


Starting with select events at Green Gulch Farm and City Center, we're adding online registration. This is an extended trial, and we'd like to hear from you. How well is it working and how we might improve it? Please let us know what you think!  

Have questions about Writing from the Senses (Apr/GGF)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Green Gulch Farm
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and his American students, San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with three practice places in the SF Bay Area: City Center, an urban temple in the heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, in Marin County, where fertile fields meet the ocean; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen training monastery in the West, in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. At San Francisco Zen Center, zazen, study, and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome!

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Writing from the Senses (Apr/GGF)
Muir Beach, CA Events Spirituality

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