meet me in the middle

June 20th, 2011

Sometimes people ask me when I’m going to come to their town. That’s a reasonable question. The answer is, it beats me. I never go anywhere unless someone else takes the first step. And then the step after, and then another step. Everything I say and do is for the sole purpose of encouraging people to take the next step.

The only place we can meet is in the middle.

That’s where I hope you’ll meet me this fall, as I have this incredible patchwork of visits set up, none of which was my idea to begin with. Neither do I have any idea earthly how they will turn out. But they usually turn out quite lovely, in their own artful way. You can see all of these programs detailed on my Retreats page, but I’m hanging them out here in the middle of the open road for you to bump into, in case you thought you were on your way somewhere else. See if you can stitch together a way to make it. I would be so happy to see you.

The Art of Mindfulness retreat in Houston, Sat., Sept. 10. Just announced and open for registration. Do you hear me Texas? I’m coming home.*

The Practice of Everyday Life weekend retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center outside Fort Collins, CO, Fri., Sept. 16-Sun. Sept. 18. This is as midwesterly as I can maneuver this year. If it makes a difference, apply for a scholarship on the SMC site!

The Plunge one-day retreat Sat., Oct. 1 in Pittsburgh. The absolutely farthest northeast I can make it for the foreseeable future, and Pittsburgh figures so keenly in my past that I’m delighted to see it again.

*Pssst: plug in the discount code MAEZEN at check out for a special give-back on the Houston event.

Red & Indigo Quilt by Jean Hall Painting.

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  1. Texas is my home too, though I haven’t lived there in 20+ years. But my mom is in Houston and I hope she can go to your workshop!

    Comment by J, Connecticut — June 20, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  2. This one felt like it was speaking right into my heart. I wish. I wish. I know it will happen someday…in the middle of course.

    Comment by Nancy — June 20, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

  3. See you in September! I’m all registered and ready to go!!

    Comment by Debra — June 21, 2011 @ 4:24 am

  4. It doesn’t look like I’m going to be able to make that trek to Pittsburgh, and I’m torn up about it. This Canadian WILL get somewhere, someday. I am quite sure of it.

    Comment by Christine @ Coffees & Commutes — June 27, 2011 @ 3:45 am

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