The Story Sangha
with Timothy Charles Davis
These meetings will allow us to check in with each other and discuss our work (whether guided by a prompt, or self-guided), the writing process, or anything that comes up for us during the preceding month.
Online Writing Check In • Monthly Meetings in 2023
Every First Saturday of the month in 2023, 10-11am
About the Event
Following in the footsteps of the More Than Words: Writing as a Means to Discovery, and Spokes in the Wheel: Better Writing (and Living) Through the Noble Eightfold Path online workshops, The Story Sangha continues on the first Saturday of each month from March through December of 2023. These meetings will allow us to check in with each other and discuss our work (whether guided by a prompt, or self-guided), the writing process, or anything that comes up for us during the preceding month. You do not have to have taken a previous workshop to sign up; The Story Sangha is open to anyone – please spread the word to any friends you have who write or who would like to!
The schedule below will serve as a guide, but occasionally the conversation may follow a slightly different... path…than listed here, depending on what comes up for us. (Again, if you have your own project or idea or focus, bring that along! The prompt headings below are for those who would like a little nudge.)
We will write, and share, and read, and revise...together! We will jointly hold space, for ourselves and others, to create a writing sangha where we can feel comfortable sharing as much or as little as we would like. Whether you have a large-scale project in mind, have been thinking of journaling, want to polish a single story, or simply want to feel more comfortable with the writing process, you are welcome here. Bring a pen and notebook, or your laptop, and come join us!
DREAMS, “REAL” AND IMAGINED
THE MIND IS AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR
WORK + PLAY
MORAL CALCULUS MADE EASY
SPIRIT IN THE SIGH: WORKING WITH BOREDOM
WRITING AS A COMMUNAL PRACTICE
WE ARE THE WORLD: THE UNIVERSALITY OF LIFE
BODY OF EVIDENCE: LISTENING TO OURSELVES
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS /
MAILING A LETTER TO SPACE
GIFTING (AND REGIFTING!)
Timothy Charles Davis (AtīvaDātu) is an ordained Dharmacharya through Heartwood Refuge, a multi-lineage lay ordination program lead by Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni and Venerable Pannadipa Bhikkhu, and is a current member of the Zen Peacemakers Order ministerial program. He helped write The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook and released The Hot Chicken Cookbook: The Fiery History and Red-Hot Recipes of Nashville’s Beloved Bird in 2015. In its fifth printing, the book has been reviewed or otherwise mentioned in Time, The Washington Post, Southern Living, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Food Republic, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Davis’ partial publication credits include pieces for Southern Living, Salon.com, Mother Jones, First We Feast, Saveur, Christian Science Monitor, Travel + Life, Harp, Gastronomica and Oxford American. He has taught English, Creative Writing, Literature and Journalism at Belmont University, Cumberland University, Volunteer State Community College, Nashville State, Lipscomb University, and Watkins College of Art, Design + Film.
If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:
Beth Herzig, Retreat Director
We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.
*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.” We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.