"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Dare of Memoir
Roger Housden
Sunday, April 23, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $90 - $250. Please bring your lunch. Code RH1S17.
OPEN-Register Here

Explore your life story in ways that will surprise you and reveal the deeper threads — the underlying intelligence — of your own soul’s journey. You will write moments from your life in ways that clarify your present as well as your past and may give some insight into your path for the future. A variety of exercises will encourage you to reach down into the events of your life and find the deeper layers of wisdom and healing that may lie within them.

Writing one's life experience has been shown by 20 years of research by Dr. Pennebaker of the University of Texas to significantly rearrange memories in the brain and generate a new perspective in one's relationship to what appears on the page. Writing is therapeutic, but it is not therapy; it is alchemy.

You Will Learn To:
Value aspects of your life story in a new light
Touch the healing thread that winds its way through your days
Uncover the inner meaning of significant events
Experience the release and the tenderness of sharing your story with others

Who Will Benefit from This Class:
Both writers and non-writers who wish to explore the deeper layers of their life journey.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $55.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

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