Sun, Mar 14 | Online Zoom Event

"Spring Breeze" Haiku Workshop

with Guest Teacher Deborah P Kolodji
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"Spring Breeze" Haiku Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online Zoom Event

About the event

Join us for this special opportunity to come together as a community to explore the art of haiku. In this workshop, we will be listening to haiku, writing haiku and contemplating haiku as pathways to awakening to Dharma moments in our everyday experience. We will learn to take refuge in haiku themes of interconnectedness, impermanence, acceptance, and more.  We will get a sense of how “wordless poems” can bring about healing and transformation in our lives and how to translate them into haiku. Whether you are interested in writing haiku as a creative expression or just cultivating a “haiku mind” to become more mindful, you are welcome to attend!

About our Guest Teacher

Deborah P Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. She has been writing haiku for more than 25 years and has published more than 1,000 haiku. Her devotion to teaching haiku has led her to attend and participate on panels at haiku conventions worldwide. Her book of haiku and senryu, “highway of sleeping towns,” won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from the Haiku Foundation.

This free workshop is sponsored by South Bay InsightLA and funded by dana from our community. To make an offering, go to our Donations page, here.

For more a list of resources, handouts, and more information about our optional, follow-up activities, visit the Dharma Workshop page on our website, here.

Optional follow-up activities:

March 21: A self-guided Haiku Walk at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center on March 21 after our outdoor meditation meeting. A handout with tips for gathering haiku “seed” ideas will be posted soon!

March 28: A Haiku Review to discuss submissions from workshop attendees. A haiku submission form will be posted soon!