Lit Camp Retreats
Write & Meditate on a Zen Farm
at Green Gulch Farm. Led by Janis Cooke Newman, 5/1 - 5/5, 2023
- Starts May 1Starts May 1
- 1,195 US dollars$1,195
- Green Gulch Farm
A consistent meditation practice not only eases stress, improves concentration, and increases happiness, it also makes you a better writer. During this 5 day/4 night writing retreat, you will not only have plenty of uninterrupted time to write, you will also develop the tools to cultivate a meditation practice of your own. Each day, Janis will offer either a guided meditation or mindfulness practice designed to feed and inspire your writing. In the evenings, everyone will gather evening for a one-page salon to share the writing we've been working on all day. In-between, you can write, sit in one of the tranquil gardens, or hike one of the many nearby trails. All accommodations are singles in the Japanese-style retreat house. Each room has either a queen or a king bed, desk, balcony or patio. There is one half-bath for every two rooms, and one shower for the 12 participants. All meals are provided by the Zen students who live at Green Gulch, with most of the ingredients coming from their organic garden. Leader bio: Janis Cooke Newman is the author of two award-winning novels and a memoir. She is the founder of Lit Camp, the Page Street co-working space for writers, and Creative Caffeine Daily, an online community for writers. She is a long-time meditator and Zen practitioner, and received lay ordination from the San Francisco Zen Center in 2019.
This is a nonrefundable deposit to hold your place in the retreat. Refunds (less 5% handling fee) will be given only if we can fill your space. Thank you!