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Zen Brushwork

“The Zen Calligrapher is not primarily concerned with the construction of brilliant images. What matters above all is not how to write beautifully but rather how to be awakened through writing.”

(from 'The Art of Calligraphy - the Essence of Sho’, Terayama Tanchū Sensei)

Drawing within the Zen tradition of calligraphy, this workshop will primarily work with 'Ki' - or energy. Using a large brush, the intention is to let go of the thinking process and allow the whole body to connect with the physical act of making a mark. The focus across all the practice is to relax body and mind and allow ki to flow freely, helped through energy raising exercises (yokiho) and sitting (zazen).

The practice of Zen Brushwork is open to everyone and no previous experience in either Zen and/or calligraphy is necessary.

Jos Hadfield learned from Terayama Tanchu Sensei, both in the UK and in Japan. She has been practising Zen Brushwork for more than ten years, and enjoys every opportunity to continue learning, and sharing, this meditative art form which she likes to describes as “a means of representing the relationship between the mind, body and universe”.

 

Led by: Jos Hadfield

Please arrive by 6pm Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

“The Zen Calligrapher is not primarily concerned with the construction of brilliant images. What matters above all is not how to write beautifully but rather how to be awakened through writing.”

(from 'The Art of Calligraphy - the Essence of Sho’, Terayama Tanchū Sensei)

Drawing within the Zen tradition of calligraphy, this workshop will primarily work with 'Ki' - or energy. Using a large brush, the intention is to let go of the thinking process and allow the whole body to connect with the physical act of making a mark. The focus across all the practice is to relax body and mind and allow ki to flow freely, helped through energy raising exercises (yokiho) and sitting (zazen).

The practice of Zen Brushwork is open to everyone and no previous experience in either Zen and/or calligraphy is necessary.

Jos Hadfield learned from Terayama Tanchu Sensei, both in the UK and in Japan. She has been practising Zen Brushwork for more than ten years, and enjoys every opportunity to continue learning, and sharing, this meditative art form which she likes to describes as “a means of representing the relationship between the mind, body and universe”.

 

 

 

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.