Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Keeping a Spiritual Journal


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, March 19 & 26; April 2, 9 & 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jannie M. Dresser, M.F.A., English and creative writing, Mills College
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Journal keeping is a practice as old as writing itself, and it can be a fitful thing, started then abandoned only to be taken up again—or not. Just what does it mean to keep a record of one’s inner life, of one’s ways, days, and deepest meditations on the meaning of things? Allow Ms. Dresser to introduce you to the inspirational journal keeping of some ecumenical spiritual teachers and to the genres and techniques of the practice. But the core of the course is how journals can help us track the trajectory of our own lives, cope with challenges, and enhance the search for deep meaning. Let OLLI and Ms. Dresser remind you of the challenges and rewards of a very personal kind of writing into the heart of yourself.


Event Details

Date: 2020-03-19

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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