As a meditative oneness practice, Contemplative Writing develops clear perception. Clear perception can bring about emptying the mind; clearing judgement; eliminating the egos sense of separation; developing a confidence with oneness language; and, building direct relationship with the creative evolutionary impulse.


Shunryu Suzuki and Thomas Merton are two spiritual teachers whose works come out of these traditions. Even though the teachings of Contemplative Writing are based in Buddhism and the Christian contemplative arts, one doesn’t need to be Buddhist or Christian.

Join the revolutionary movement of stepping toward a new humanity through community and Contemplative Writing. It is a privilege to be alive at this moment: creating together a new future. Send us an email at to join Kristina and other contemplatives in writing practice.

Contemplative Writing can also be a path to memoir, or other expressions of deep creativity, as Kristina Amelong models with her photography and filmmaking.

Contemplative Writing Course
$100 - $150
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  • Our personal stories matter. Finding our way into sharing our unique stories can be hard. Join in community in an evening of exploring Contemplative Writing – a meditative practice of inner healing, compassionate sharing, and social empowerment with author and evolutionary, Kristina Amelong.
  • Free introduction – Sunday, November 19th 4:30-6:30
  • Five class series Mondays 6:00-8:00pm, December 4th, 11th, 18th January 8th, and 15th
  • Scholarships available
  • Located at Threshold, 2717 Atwood Avenue, Madison WI, 53704

Contemplative Writing classes are held on an ongoing basis, and scheduled through a Doodle poll. Please email us at to join Kristina and other contemplatives in writing practice.

Hear what people are saying about studying Contemplative Writing with Kristina:

Just have been thinking about perception. Our sight provides us with wonders of our world – the sense of location, being, and reaction but then there are those without sight who rely on hearing our surrounds, being more sensitive to many things we with sight miss sight sometimes confuses the real world the real feelings and senses. The brain is easily confused and influenced. But what about those who have no sight and no hearing. Touch is probably the most important to life. to feel the textures or everything, to use the imagination that is boundless. These are the feelings that bind friends but concentrate life and being. We can be friends and lovers to many people, but our morals, attitudes and ethics based in our minds keeps us sane and good. Sometimes this writing thing just teaches me that I care about lots of things and a number of people. Now I need to sift though all this and live my life as it is and now wish for what I don’t have such as a fully healthy life, no stress  and so on – it just means these senses are telling me I am alive and that friends are so important in this social world. Too often many of us want these things for ourselves but to do so is selfish and does not promote life and living. Appreciation is something that should be cherished. Thankyou for your writing prompts and whatever connect we may have in this space we call the Earth. Love you heaps in the nicest way.


This writing class has been such a salvation to my life. It has become the HIGHLIGHT of my week. Meeting is such a wonderful, heavenly haven for me, my soul. Our Zoom meetings together once a week became a lovely virtual garden to re-connect with self and share that self with others reminding each of us of the freedom to just flow and blossom in our natural and ever present creative genius. Thank you Kristina for being such a gentle and loving hand holding such a fertile space for us all to bloom!

— Amor Luz

Dear Kristina,
I count myself so fortunate to have experienced the contemplative writing course you tailored for our CBi community.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
No stranger to the profound benefits of automatic writing and journaling, and having myself facilitated collaborative feedback practices in branding workshops, I knew I would find value in participating. However, I was delighted to receive such an unexpected amplification of self knowledge, thanks to the culture of support, safety, resonance and reflection you created for us through your warm, caring, creative presence, and via the protocols you instituted.
I found it personally very valuable and enjoyable;  its easy to imagine a scalable version of it benefiting team building endeavors or creative brain storming sessions for businesses with goals to achieve.
With peace and much gratitude,

Kristina Amelong

I have been introduced to Contemplative Writing by Kristina Amelong. I feel sincerely welcomed by Kristina in each class. Kristina has a heart of gold, is open, is authentically interested in people, and has a wealth of knowledge she freely shares with grace. Her instructions are clear. The Contemplative Writing Process as taught by Kristina is precious. She creates a comfortable environment within which writing and connections flourish. I encourage you to jump at the chance to work with Kristina to experience Contemplative Writing. You will be amazed with the process, with the interactions, with your writing, and with yourself!

In Joy,

Shirley Walsh

Carleton Place, Ontario Canada

Dear Kristina,

I would like to share that participation in your Contemplative writing class has such inspiration to me, thank you! The process  has opened me to a wonderful new tool to access Source within me. Prior to beginning the class I would not have considered the attempt out of the fear of what would arise, or a greater fear, that nothing would arise, when putting pen to paper. It now gives me a new way to journey deep into myself and express what is in my heart.  I also want to acknowledge the warmth and intimacy that comes from the sharing of our stories which  is so rich and connects all the writers in a very heartfelt way, I am honoured and appreciative to be part of the group. Your guidance, support, and your mastery of the art form is truly the most inspirational aspect of the class, every story you share is an wonderful expression of your unique ability to weave presence, poetry, and authenticity that gives us all such delight!

Most grateful!

Lots of love to you,

New Zealand

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