Appreciating and Writing Haiku: Autumn Session 2021

Colorado Sunrise photo: D. Bowman

Appreciating and Writing Haiku: Autumn Session 2021

You are invited to enter into the haiku tradition in the spirit of contemplative study, practice and small group sharing.  We will explore haiku through studying the works of ancient and modern poets across the globe. Writing exercises will be geared toward both beginners and more experienced haiku practitioners.   

In the Autumn Session we will explore seasonal themes of sensuality, abundance, harvest, longing, impermanence, loss and more.   We will reflect on these themes through our here and now experience.   

From the rubbish-heap,

A morning-glory has bloomed;

Late autumn.

Taigi

Deborah will discuss haiku principles, offer graduated writing prompts and facilitate sharing in a safe online environment. Participants will always have the choice whether to share or receive feedback.  The class will emphasis the central concepts of the haiku form including writing from direct experience, focusing on nature and keeping it simple and unpretentious.  A syllabus and diverse recommended readings will be provided.

The group will be limited to 8 – 10 individuals.

The Autumn Session will run 4 sessions, each online session will be 2 hours.  

We will meet on Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:30.  

The dates include:    Sept 28,   Oct 12,    Oct 26,    and    Nov 9 

Haiku workshop enrollment by Sept 21, 2021: $65 

Contact Deborah for questions or to enroll at:

dbowmanphd@gmail.com

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, certified Gestalt Therapist and has been in private practice for 34 years.  She is a retired Naropa University professor where she founded the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Wilderness Therapy programs and initiated the Naropa Community Counseling center.  She served on the board of trustees of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado and was a founding member of the Boulder Friends of Jung. She is author of several books including The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love. Deborah enjoys hiking, birdwatching and haiku.

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About Deborah Bowman

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., is a psychologist, photographer, author and meditation instructor. She retired as professor after 28 years at Naropa University where she founded the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Program and the Wilderness Therapy program. She is a certified Gestalt Therapist has served for 32 years as a psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. Buddhist practice and passion for Guanyin guided her travels in though out Asia. She is the author of several books including The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love.

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