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Zen Brushwork

"True creativity is not the product of conscious effort, but rather the phenomenon of life itself.

(Terayama Tanchu, 'The Art of Calligraphy - The Essence of Sho')



These half-day workshops draw on the Zen tradition of calligraphy, a form of meditation in action. Through a process of meditation and yokiho, energy-raising exercises.The focus of the practice is to relax the body/mind and let the life energy flow freely.


No previous experience is required. Bring a cushion and loose clothing (which you don't mind getting the odd splash of ink on), plus a large format newspaper (e.g. the Daily Telegraph/Yorkshire Post) to practice on before your final drawing.


'Bu ji jin' Calligraphy by Kaishin (Alison Churchill)


For further information and enquiries contact: kaishinalison@gmail.com.