Gatha Writing Workshop (Zoom and San Francisco)

Event details

  • Sunday | September 11, 2022
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Via Zoom & In Person
With BJ Soriano, Workshop Facilitator
Sept 11, 2022 (see details below)

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An In-person and/or Zoom workshop will include:

  • Learn rhythm and structure in poetry and music
  • Based on a theme, practice writing short poems or lyrics with guidance provided
  • Begin flushing out poetic or lyrical lines for a gatha/poem
  • Submit your work via e-mail (or at workshop) to workshop leader to review, edit, collaborate and an eventual draft

About the Workshop Facilitator

BJ Soriano is dual member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. Since 2003, she has composed approximately 15 gathas, conducted several gatha writing and/or singing workshops in Hawai’i and in California.

Dates, Time and Place

  • September 11, 2022
  • 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Hawaii Time (1:30 PM – 4:00 PM San Francisco Time)
  • In person at BCSF, 1881 Pine Street, San Francisco and via Zoom for all non in-person attendees
  • (Zoom link will be provided in a separate e-mail to registrants)
  • Registration deadline: September 1, 2022)

Please share this information with others! Let’s encourage members in our Sanghas to experience and engage with each other in the writing of potential poems, lyrics and gathas and do our part to spread the Dharma!

Registration: Please register by sending an e-mail to BJ Soriano at