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This promises to be an engaging, playful, intuitive    workshop.   Inspired by nature,
we will be spinning images, sounds and feelings into poetry.  These simple three line poems
can become   beautiful personal gifts.  Haiku   can be framed, paired with a drawing, water
color or photo or made into calendars, note cards and even books.
You will learn how to access inner wisdom to gain insight and understanding from
your heart, taking with you skills to cultivate these practices when you leave.
This class is appropriate for ages 12 years and older and is ideal for a
parent and child together.

Sunday,   December 18th,      3:00 – 5:00 pm

New Renaissance Book Store

1338 NW 23rd Street

Portland   503-224-4929

$20.00 Fee includes materials

Just bring your open heart.

Register on line/by phone/in person


Fragile green budding
Emerges with the morning…
Moments are passing


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About mbjoy

I believe that people have the power to achieve great things. In fact I know this. I also know that life has its moments when we get overwhelmed. These are times when we need support, creative ideas and someone to listen. This is what I do.

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  1. Heart Healthy Diet
    November 26, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!
    Heart Healthy Diet

    • mbjoy
      December 2, 2011 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you for your question.

      Taking wisdom from traditional Haiku, in using Haiku as a form of Meditation, I have taken this to include emotion in addition to sensory grounded experience and seasons. I call this Haiku for Emotional Resource. Sticking to the three lines and the form of seventeen syllables can create a container for expressing feelings very simply, allowing them to surface more naturally. My reason for taking Haiku in this direction is to provide a means for people to experience and express thoughts and feelings without judgment. This can create a doorway to greater awareness. We are part of the natural world. We are organic. We have all kinds of feelings even those we don’t like. Let’s make room for our feelings. Locking them away causes more difficulty.

      We will also be covering traditional Haiku using season references and cutting techniques.

  2. small cars
    November 29, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Happen to be trying to find this and learned much more than anticipated in this article. Thanks.

    • L. A. Wilson
      March 11, 2013 at 3:43 am #

      this sound like something i would love to do.i greatly enjoy meditation and i’am learning as i’am writing haiku. the two seem to go together very well. sincerely L. A. Wilson

      • mbjoy
        March 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

        Yes, this is an energizing meditation that increases awareness and focus while providing an outlet for creativity and fun.

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