Current Schedule

Find current and upcoming opportunities to work with me.

Return – a course for setting New Year’s Intentions That Stick, 2018, is here.

Contemplative Writing

Weekly In-Person Classes

I offer four seven-week sessions generally: January-March, March-May, August-October, and October-December.

Winter weekly writing session
February 5 – March 19, 2018

Spring weekly writing session
April 9 – May 21, 2018

Class times:

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 am
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm

Cost: $175 (sliding scale) per seven-week session.

Contact me now if you’d like to join a waiting list. Classes fill quickly and students often stay in the same time slot, but openings do come up from time to time.

Weekly Online Classes

I teach one online class and run one online group that meets weekly:

  • Write Now!: This introduction to Contemplative Writing runs twice a year through Shambhala Online:
  • Keep Writing!: This group follows Write Now! and is an ongoing practice group.
  • Mindful Memoir: This class in applying Buddhism to memoir writing is not currently running; check back for updates or contact me for more information. It hasn’t run in awhile.

Contemplative Writing Retreats

  • Winter Writing Retreat, January 12-16, 2017 at Whispering Woodlands in Madison, WI – registration and information here.

Nalanda Miksang Photography

I teach Miksang Photography both in-person and online.


Programs in Madison, WI

Programs outside of Madison, WI


I offer three forms of online Miksang courses:

  • Through Shambhala Online: Large group classes with online forums and live meetings. Six-week courses. Typical cost is $150-$175 with a sliding scale always available.
  • Small group mentorship: Can start any time. Six-week courses of groups of four students at a time. Cost is $150-$300 (sliding scale) per person. Done through social media (Flickr/Facebook/Wiki) and six live Skype meetings. Contact me for information.
  • Individual mentorship: Can start at any time. Six-week courses, one-on-one. Cost is $300-$600 (sliding scale). Done through social media (Flickr/Facebook/Wiki) and six live Skype meetings. Contact me for information.

Creative Process


Creative Coaching:

One-on-one mentorship to help shape your creative journey. Learn more here.

Shambhala Art:

Other Opportunities:

  • Creativity Lab: A monthly meet up to explore creativity and meditation at the Madison Shambhala Center. Free and open to all. Contact me for information and registration.

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