How to get wet

October 1st, 2009

Today I stuffed the envelopes and mailed the welcome letter for those attending next week’s Minnesota Plunge at Assisi Heights. It took half the day but it filled me with quiet wonder and glee. The Plunge will be marvelous, I’m certain now. It has shaped itself into a circle, as life always does, replicating my visit to the original Assisi 15 years ago.

Truly, every place is holy, and every place is home.

I’m ready to plan more Plunges in the places you live. But here’s the thing: there’s only one of me. If you are one of those who has asked me to come to your town, now I’m asking you to help me. I need the eyes in your head and your feet on the ground to locate the right venue for our group. I’ve written some short, snappy guidelines on how to spy the right spot. If you’d like to put things in motion for me, just shoot me an email at kmiller(at)turningwords(dot)com or leave me a comment with a way to connect. I’ll send you my one page instructions on “How to Get Wet: Having a Mother’s Plunge Where You Live.”

Cities on my to-do list are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Washington DC and anywhere in New York, New Jersey and New England. If you can help with any of those, or one of your own, I would love to hear from you.

Let’s make it rain.


  1. I would love to help plan in Chicago, another cornerless universe of mine.

    Comment by Kathleen Botsford — October 1, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

  2. Austin, TX πŸ™‚

    Comment by happynik — October 1, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  3. Karen-
    Will email you my contact info tonight so you can send me instructions. I am all over helping you figure out Washington DC…

    Comment by Meg Casey — October 1, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

  4. I'll see what I can do in big D – dallas that is – if you'll get me the guidelines.

    Comment by Renae C — October 1, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

  5. I am on the Colorado scene.

    Comment by Bridge — October 2, 2009 @ 4:22 am

  6. Would you consider Asheville, NC or at least somewhere in the south?

    Comment by Molly — October 2, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

  7. Of course Molly. I just need someone to do the looking. email me if it's you!

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — October 2, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  8. tip toeing in…
    with a smile…

    closing my eyes…
    screaming Cape Town, South Africa!!!!
    and running out! teehee xx

    Comment by pERIWiNKLe — October 3, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

  9. any chance you'll be teaching here?
    Guhyasamaja Center

    Comment by wendy — October 4, 2009 @ 11:47 am

  10. I'm in Maine with a few ideas – can you email me w/instructions?

    Comment by angela — October 6, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

  11. I missed this post — but it seems the elves have been working while I slept, and you are coming to Seattle!

    Yahoooooo….. I have been to Bastyr for many nonresidential retreats. Welcome. πŸ™‚

    Let me know if you'd like me to put the word out in my meditation community (Seattle Insight Meditation Society)… I think there is a Zen community here, too.

    Comment by Stacy (Mama-Om) — October 8, 2009 @ 1:06 am

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