• $55.00 – Partial Scholarships Available

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

Zoom: The Illuminated Space

With Marilyn 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.


Marilyn Freeman
Marilyn Freeman is a media artist, writer and spiritual director. Inspired by lectio divina, Marilyn combines her creative and spiritual practices in CinemaDivina® — her growing body of short films made through and for contemplative practice. Her films and video essays are shared in spirituality centers and galleries, on literary sites and at film festivals. Marilyn is a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, a community with which she has been involved for more than a dozen years.
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