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Naomi Shihab Nye
Ryushin Paul Haller
with Naomi Shihab Nye and Ryushin Paul Haller
May 22-27, 2015 (Friday-Wednesday)

Everyone is already experienced. We are always beginners.

Dip into nourishing wells of words and silence.

Fuel up with poetry and quietude, allowing them to replenish one another. A writing circle of the encouraging kind! We will share beloved poems, writing in response, discussing process and particulars, finding first drafts…lines and images… listening to one another, language springing up from the many voices and shared daily meditation. Resonance, resilience, simplicity, and a writing walk too!

Retreat fee:
$385 ($327/Member)

Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.


Related Bio(s):

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry reflects a world vision, and attests to our shared humanity. Author or editor of over 30 books, her new books include Transfer and There is No Long Distance Now.


Ryushin Paul Haller

Ryushin Paul Haller, former City Center Abbot, has taught Zen, mindfulness, and meditation for over 25 years throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has created programs that assist with depression and substance abuse, has taught in prisons, and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for over 25 years.