an online meditation and writing workshop for people who have already worked with JUANITA ROCKWELL
July 17-18, 2021, from 1-4pm EST

(Level 1 offered May 15-17 OR July 10-11)

This workshop provides opportunities to deepen into the work begun in Transforming Your Writing by Resting Your Mind.

A spacious and lively restfulness can be more elusive than we might think. In this workshop we will explore practices that work with breath and body to refresh and clear obstacles of aversion, attachment and confusion. These energetic practices can facilitate a more open and aware resting of your mind in stillness, silence and spaciousness. They can also stimulate memory, imagery and imagination that can enrich our writing and our lives.

Held via Zoom, the first day of this small group workshop focuses on expanding and adding to the meditation practices explored in the first workshop. The second day shifts the focus, allowing the meditation to support an emphasis on the writing process and material.

If desired, a private session during the following week may be booked with the instructor to discuss material created in the workshop or the practices at a special rate of an additional $40 for 30 minutes, $75 for 60 minutes.

SKU: JRW-21-2 Category:



Juanita is a writer and director of plays, operas, audio plays, multimedia works, and site-specific performance, among other forms. Recent projects include her libretto for the opera Backwards from Winter (with composer Douglas Knehans), produced by The Center for Contemporary Opera at Symphony Space in NYC, and by Dark MOFO in Tasmania, AU, available from Ablaze Records. Awards include the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts, a Maryland Independent Artist Award in Playwriting and writing residencies at Djerassi, Ucross and VCCA. Founding director of Towson University’s experimentally-focused MFA in Theatre, she is now professor emerita, and also teaches in Wilkes University’s MA/MFA in Creative Writing. She is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and an approved presenter in The 3 Doors. Juanita has participated in past KO Festivals as artist-in-residence, workshop teacher, and story slammer.


Bön is the indigenous tradition of Tibet that blended with Buddhism centuries ago. The Three Doors is an international non-profit secular organization dedicated to transforming lives though meditation, founded in 2010 by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a meditation master in the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition.


Workshops  at Ko usually cost $399. This year, since they are virtual (held on Zoom) and since they are in a more compact timeframe, we are dropping our Standard Rate to $125. We also ask that. if you are able to support Ko, you register at the Patron Rate of $199 (or more). If you have lost your job or have been hit hard financially by COVID-19, or are a SNAP/EBT card holder we are offering a special registration rate of $94.  If needed, you can contact us to set up payment in installments. $90 of your payment will be held as a non-refundable deposit to secure your place in this workshop.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Download this FORM, fill it out and follow the instructions to mail it with your payment.

Questions? For further information email us or call (413) 427-6147.

Additional information


July 17-18, 2021 from 1-4pm EST


Patron Price $199. Thank You So Much!, Standard Price $125, Discounted Price $94. For those with SNAP/EBT cards, on unemployment, or with income severely affected by Covid-19, Other Amount (variable amount) for pre-agreed upon installment payments or for an additional donation.

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