Current Schedule

Find current and upcoming opportunities to work with me.

Brand new offering: Return – an online four-week class for setting New Year’s Intentions That Stick, January 1-31, 2017, with an option to have a year-long support group. Information 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
January 30 – March 13, 2017

Spring weekly writing session
April 27 – May 8, 2017

Class times:

  • Mondays, 7-9pm
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 am
  • Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $150 (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

  • Write from the Hip, December 17, 2016 at Mound St Yoga with Integrated Eros – registration and information here.
  • Winter Writing Retreat, January 21-24, 2017 at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI – registration and information here.

Nalanda Miksang Photography

I teach Miksang Photography both in-person and online.


Programs in Madison, WI

  • Nalanda Miksang Intensive: Levels I-II, August 15-19, 2016 (registration/information here)
  • Nalanda Miksang Level I Teacher Training: August 20-21, 2016 (registration/information here)

Programs outside of Madison, WI

  • Level II in Paris, France: October 7-9, 2016 (in French and English) (contact me for information)


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. A Level I begins September 15 and runs through November 1. Here is registration/information.
  • 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 Cue:

An ongoing, three-times-a-week creativity prompt delivered via email. Learn more here.

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. Will begin again in September 2016. Free and open to all. Contact me for information and registration.

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