The Desk and the Cushion: Two Practices for Maintaining Balance, Online 6/20

Practice Center
Date / Time
June 20, 2021 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24 hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions. This program will have the option of closed captioning.

Sunday, 2 – 4 pm PT

Every summer Fu Schroeder and Pico Iyer offer an annual retreat at Tassajara. Because this year it is not possible to be together in person, Pico and Fu are eager to engage with friends old and new online.

In this workshop, Pico will share lessons he’s learned about writing—and from writing—about dismantling the Other, listening for something wiser than oneself, and stepping away from the rush and distraction of our ever more accelerated world. Fu will talk about the dual practices of writing and meditation and how contemplation can bring aspects of life into focus.

Together they’ll offer concrete suggestions for how a daily practice can sustain a sense of clarity, deepen a sense of possibility and help to put many things into perspective.

Fee Information
  • Full price: $80
  • SFZC members: $72

We offer a number of discounted tickets:

  • Sliding Scale 1: $48
  • Sliding Scale 2: $24

For additional discount options, please email us at

Register Online

Or call 415-354-0360.