About this course
The Write Path to Ramadan:
Daily Purification through Journaling
Join Amal the Poet and her worldwide community for a 30-day walk through Ramadan designed to offer a profoundly spiritual and reflective time. As you write to these daily journal prompts, you will find yourself discovering how you can be scribe to your own heartfelt offerings to the Creator.
We start with The Training, ten days of learning how to bring the full physical and emotional self to the fast. We continue with The Tribulation, battling our tongues, hearts and minds to purify thoughts, words and deeds. We end gloriously with the Transformation, the holiest last ten days, when we blend bouyant into the spirit and soul of Ramadan or despair for our ego's stubbornness.
Whatever your individual journey of purification, you are joined by friends and fellows around the world j in the sacred community of Ramadan. Whoever you are, whatever your inclinations, you are invited to come as you are, bringing your woundedness, your vulnerability, your deep desire. We will write to an expertly crafted journal prompt each day of Ramadan. There is the opportunity, but not the obligation, to share your writing in the community discussion wheneer you wish, and always to read and be inspired by the journeys of others.
The 30-day path is made possible through a collaboration between Amal the Poet and the Center for Journal Therapy, the mission of which is to make the healing art and science of journal writing accessible to all who desire self-directed change.
The program starts the first day of Ramadan (April 12 or 13) and continues for 30 days. You will receive a link to each day's prompt by email.
All are welcome. There is no charge. You may participate at your own level, as you are able. Click the green REGISTER NOW button in the top right corner, and we will see you as the moon rises!
About Amal Kassir
Amal Kassir is a Syrian American international spoken word poet who started as a waitress at her family's restaurant in Denver, CO. She has performed & taught in 12 countries, and cities all over in venues ranging from orphanages to refugee camps to youth prisons to universities to churches. Her work is heavily influenced by the war in syria, her experience as an "other" in the United States, and the plight of the oppressed all over the world.
She designed her own undergraduate major, titled Community Programming in Social Psychology, where she has been able to create programs for a range of causes and people. She currently serves as the interim Mental Wellness Program Director at Muslim Youth for Positive Impact, and the Program Director at Outreach in the Barrios Houston. She teaches a free writing workshop every Wednesday on Instagram Live, and is finishing her first book, Scud Missile Blues, due for release in a few months.. She envisions a world of food and literacy access for everyone, and all her efforts work towards this vision.