Braided Light: Exploring Poetry as Spiritual Practice

Northwest USA  

March 30, 2013
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

In this spirited, playful, supportive workshop, we’ll explore Japanese poetic forms such as haibun, haiku, renga, and senryu in the morning and delve into sacred poetry from different world traditions in the afternoon.

You don’t need any experience to participate, and the way the exercises are structured is not scary or intimidating. We will introduce the forms — and, most important, play with them — exploring the intersections of prayer, practice, spiritual insight, and expression in a gentle, creative, and safe container.

$20 suggested donation includes delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch. Registration is helpful; it lets the cook know how much lunch to prepare. No one turned away for lack of funds. Drop-ins welcome.

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, 6401 NE 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97211

For more information, directions, and to register, please visit the web page or call 503-728-0654.