The art of writing, like the art of being, arises naturally in the heart of the present moment.

The practice of Zen meditation invites us to sit down, here and now, in the heart of our life, cultivating a mind that includes all and excludes nothing. This openness allows us to experience things as they are, in all their fullness. This is the art of being. We can thus freely express this experience through words. This is the art of writing.

In this online retreat, through the foundation of meditation and a variety of writing exercises we explore the essential quality of ever-changing moment-to-moment presence and the expression of it on the page. 

No previous writing or meditation experience is required.
The workshop is in English, but participants can write in their mother tongue.


Roshi Amy Tu es cela Hollowell is a Zen teacher in the White Plum Lineage and a dharma sister of Frank Roshi.
She received transmission from our teacher Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi in 2004 and lives in Paris. She is a writer and the resident head teacher of Wild Flower Zen Sangha teaching mainly in France and Portugal.

Read more on Amy Roshi




Participation fee for the workshop: 50 euro

To register, please use the online registration form here
After registering, make your payment of € 50,- to the Zen Sangha bank account.
Please indicate clearly ‘Zen writing workshop’ and your OWN name.
Only upon receiving your payment is your registration valid, which will be confirmed by mail.
The workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Bank account Zen Sangha
IBAN number: BE81 8901 5424 8724
BIC code: VDSPBE91

The day before the workshop you will receive the Zoom link by mail.
For questions or more information, please contact


Sunday June 20th workshop schedule
times are Central European Summer Time (CEST)

10am       opening of the workshop
1pm         lunch break

2.30pm    workshop
5.30pm    end of the day



How to participate?

If you are new to Zoom or online conferencing tools, please do not let technology be a barrier. We have sangha members ready to support registered participants with technology questions, concerns, and issues before and during the workshop.
Feel free to reach out to

For this writing workshop we use the simple and user-friendly Zoom. There is no need to register with Zoom.
We will use breakout rooms.

The day before the workshop you will receive the Zoom link by mail. Click on the link a few minutes before the session at 10am and you’re with us!
Sign up now and join!


Please note
On a tablet or smartphone, however, an app must be downloaded:
If you click on the link of the workshop, the Zoom App will start automatically.
After filling in your name you can join the meeting.