Breathe/Read/Write on Occasional Sundays at Tea-Time

Breathe/Read/Write on Occasional Sundays at Tea-Time

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Pour your favorite cup, settle in, meditate, freewrite, and share with poet friends from around the world.

About this event

BRWSunday Tea-Time Circles in Zoom are back!

* September 11 from 4 to 6 pm ET

* October 16 from 4 to 6 pm ET

* November 20 from 4 to 6 pm ET

See LIVE on the Beach w/ BRW on Sunday, Sept. 18th 3:30 to 6:30 pm for BRW's first in-person gathering of 2022!

On Sunday, 9/11/22, our overall theme will be Towers.

Want to:

Breathe deeply, meditate and relax?

Kickstart your creativity?

Access memories and language from deep inside?

Write short pieces with surprising ease?

Share your words with strangers who feel like family?

June F. finds that she gets to do these things every time she comes to Breathe/Read/Write: After two hours, I leave happily inspired to hone what I've written and continue writing.

Make a donation to register. See the ticket info for details. Then you will receive the Zoom link for the session you choose. Have your pen and notebook handy when you log into Zoom for your round of BRW. Can't wait to see you! 


We gather and introduce ourselves, and Lisa guides us in a short meditation. Then she presents a poem, and we free-write off it. Everyone has an opportunity to share what they've written, and we all listen closely, reflecting back the words and sounds that touch us.

Here's more info from the Zen Studies Center newsletter:

BREATHE. READ. WRITE: A WRITING CIRCLE "It's easy to feel overwhelmed and reactive these days," says poet Lisa Freedman, who is offering a workshop called, "Breathe. Read. Write" as an antidote. "Every time we guide our wandering minds back to the breath, we offer ourselves a fresh start. Every time we meditate and then pick up our pens to write in response to a poem, we are in a realm of unlimited possibilities. It's important to cultivate our relationships with this realm because our current patterns of living, consuming, and relating aren’t sustainable. We need to open our imaginations to new ways of being. 'Free-writing' (just letting the pen move, non-stop) can be their vehicle.’ "This circle is open to everyone," Lisa says. "No meditation or writing experience is needed. We will gather and then meditate, read a poem (or short piece of prose), free-write from it, share our writings, listen closely, and respond. Come enjoy this chance to get quiet and express what arises." If you have any questions, contact

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Lisa Freedman started Breathe/Read/Write in 2016. She received her MFA from the New School, where she now offers courses including "Starts in Silence: A Meditation and Writing Workshop” (in collaboration with the Rubin Museum) and "Writing and Activism." Her writings have appeared in Satya Magazine, Grabbing the Apple, and The Shambhala Times, among others.

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