The Open Space of Silence: A Meditation and Writing Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Creative Writing

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Open Space of Silence
Fall 2024
Taught By: Lisa Freedman
Section: A

CRN: 15771

Credits: 3

This course opens a space for observing without judgement, and risking without ego-driven protectiveness. Our work together unfolds through three phases: meditation instruction and practice; a deeper consideration of mindfulness as we study and write about such themes as silence, home, wandering, and truth-telling; and the final creative project, a travelogue that conveys each student’s movement through the semester’s materials and experiences. All levels of experience with meditation and/or writing are welcome, though an interest in developing both a meditation practice and an interest in writing are required. Since we are cultivating a virtual meditation community, we discuss etiquette and our responsibility to each other at the start of the course.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Creative Writing (CRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:34pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024