Your Right Livelihood: A Training in Doing the Work, Art, & Service You Love

Arizona, United States

Sep 25 - Dec 14, 2019


TUITION / COST:First 4 Applicants: $1,400; Early Bird Rate: $1,550 (available until July 15th, 2019); Regular Rate: $1,850
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Teri Grunthaner

"The training gave me the tools to wade through all the possibilities, identify those that best expressed my values, and make a plan for my future.”

~ Diane Glass, writer and spiritual director

Your work in writing, storytelling, theater, and related healing and social change arts can bring you greater fulfillment and enable you to help others find and amplify the voices and visions so needed to address the challenges facing our communities, culture, and planet.

Guided by Right Livelihood -- the Buddhist term for doing work that serves your calling and community -- and working with experienced teachers, and participants as committed as you are, you’ll unearth and develop best practices for meaningful and ethical work and service in this visionary training. Whether you're just starting out, making a mid-career transition or revisioning your life's work after retirement, this training guides you toward what constellation of vocation works best for you and your community now and when the path meanders.

This 100-hour training begins with a 2-day intensive September 25-27th at The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona (where the Power of Words Conference will be held immediately following), and continues through mid-December with online study and community support, weekly video conferences with entrepreneurs and leaders in the field, weekly group check-ins and discussions, individual consultations with Laura and Caryn, and a toolkit of resources for planning, marketing, further training, and next steps.


Featured Writers Include:

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Laura Packer, and special guest teachers including Harriet Lerner, Gregg Levoy, Patti Digh, Rob Peck, Jose Faus, Donna Washington, and more.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Arizona, United States

Transformative Language Arts Network

We bring together and lift up individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. We offer an annual conference, The Power of Words; online classes in TLA topics; a Certification in TLA Foundations; TLA Right Livelihood Professional Training; a creative and professional journal, Chrysalis; a blog in TLA topics; and networking opportunities for our members.