• $55.00 – Partial Scholarships Available

Date & Time Details: 9 am-3 pm PST Nov. 7, 2020 Saturday

Zoom: The Illuminated Space

With M Freeman

November 7, 2020

This is a time for looking at things with fresh eyes, for doing things differently, for engaging more personally, more directly and more deeply with our own imaginations, with the divine and with the world. Join contemplative filmmaker Marilyn Freeman for this meditative workshop based on the ideas and creative and spiritual practices in her 2020 book, The Illuminated Space. Through evocative exercises including contemplative screenings, reflective readings, lectio divina-inspired writing, reverent pauses, deep listening and spacious sharing, this workshop, like the illuminated space itself, is a site in which to reckon with the complexities of being alive right now and to become ever more conscious, creative and open-hearted.

While not required, you might find it valuable to read the book in advance. Workshop participants will be invited to read excerpts they’ve found especially beneficial. Order the book at and booksellers everywhere.


M Freeman
Media artist, writer, contemplative guide and independent scholar, M Freeman works at the intersections of reckoning and resiliency, queerness and film, and contemplative, creative and social art practices. They are author of The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory and Contemplative Practice of Media Art (The 3 rd Thing, 2020) and creator of Cinema Divina—short films made through and for guided contemplative practice. Their text and media arts essays have been published in or at The Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, TriQuarterly, Blackbird, Rolling Stone and Abbey of the Arts. Their films are screened on PBS and in galleries, spirituality centers and…
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