Writing from the Heart with Cindy Rasicot

Writing From the Heart

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Corte Madera Store



Join Cindy Rasicot for this special workshop following the publication of her new book, This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda. Writing from the heart is a unique approach to discover the richness of our stories and our authentic voice. Through a series of guided meditations and prompts, students will tap into the power of their imaginations and discover gems of wisdom. There will be time to share work in a safe setting. This two-hour class is for writers of any level who want to make a fresh start, discover the joy of writing, and be truly inspired!

Students should bring a notebook or journal for writing exercises. Writing exercises will be designed to explore these four guiding principles:

  • Silencing the Critical Voice
  • Creating Sanctuary
  • Embracing Vulnerability
  • Experiencing Joy


Cindy Rasicot is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist. She has led writing workshops for the past five years. She is the author of This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, which tells the remarkable life of Venerable Dhammananda and shares her gentle wisdom about how to live a more powerful and compassionate life. Cindy received novice temporary ordination twice from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda at her all-female monastery, Songdhammakalyani Temple, in Nakon Pathom, Thailand. In 2020 Cindy wrote the award-winning memoir Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand. The book was a finalist in the international Book awards, The Sarton Awards, and Chanticleer International Book Awards. She hosts the YouTube program, Casual Buddhism, a series of conversations with Venerable Dhammananda about spiritual issues and Buddhist practices. Guests have included Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein, Joan Halifax, and many others. Cindy lives in Pt. Richmond, where she enjoys beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Learn more about Cindy at www.cindyrasicot.com.




51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925