Write from the Heart

Our Workshop

Please note: this workshop has now passed

How do we write about what we care about?

How do we express ourselves with courage during these challenging times?

We’ll spend five full days together, in the beautiful surroundings of Sunset Lodge. We’ll have a morning and afternoon writing session each day, along with free time to swim or canoe or stare at the sky.

In a supportive setting, we’ll find and tell our stories. We’ll use meditation and informal writing exercises to help get the creative juices flowing. Playing with words together, we’ll turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. We’ll surprise ourselves and each other.

No experience necessary, in either writing or meditation. You can’t do it wrong.

Bring pen, notebook, and an open mind.

To download our flyer for this workshop, please click here.

Our Writing Instructor


Sue Moon is a writer, editor and lay Zen teacher. Her books include This Is Getting Old; The Hidden Lamp, with Florence Caplow; and What Is Zen? Plain Thoughts for a Beginner’s Mind, with Norman Fischer.

She was the longtime editor of Turning Wheel, the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. She has been teaching writing workshops and  leading Zen retreats for many years. She lives in Berkeley, California.


“Sue is very inspiring and teaches writing in a gracious and generous style.”

“Writing is a pain for me. I came because I wanted to tell my story. Sue eased the way with clear and simple instructions, and I found myself having fun.”

Costs for 6 Nights, September 9-15, 2019

$1600. for each student

Includes private room, home-cooked meals, 5 days of writing instruction, and the use of canoes, kayaks, and sailboat.

Workshop space is limited to 10 students.

A list of what to bring will be sent upon registration.

$1000. for each nonparticipating partner.

Includes shared private room with writing partner, home-cooked meals, and the
use of canoes, kayaks, and sailboat.

“Sunset Lodge is a perfect spot in so many ways. Location is everything here. It’s amazing from sun-up to sun-down. Go here.”

Questions about the workshop?

Please contact us through our contact form.