Zen no Shodō: The Way of the Zen Brush Workshop

with Stephen Hopkins and Carolyn Blake

Venue: Hay Castle Clore Learning Space
Drawing on the Zen tradition of calligraphy, Zen Brushwork works primarily with ki, or energy. Using a large brush, the intention is to let go of thinking and allow the whole body to connect with the physical act of making a mark: to become one with the brush.
The focus of the practice is to relax body/mind and allow ki to flow freely, through energy raising exercises - yokiho - and sitting meditation - zazen.
In the course of the day we will work with mujibō, the Zen line, ensō, the Zen circle, and complete the day by brushing Nichí Arada, Every Day Is A Good Day, on Japanese paper.

Cost: £35 waged, £25 unwaged.
Ink, brushes and paper will be supplied. No experience necessary.

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Mae y Gwaeth Brwsh Zen yn gweithio’n bennaf gyda ki, neu egni, ac yn tynnu ar y traddodiad Zen o galigraffi. Trwy ddefnyddio brush mawr, y bwriad yw rhoi’r goran i feddwl a chaniatáu i’r corff cyfan gysylltu â’r weithred gorfforol o wneud marc: i ddod yn un gyda’r frwsh.
Ffocws yr armer yw ymlacio’r corff / meddwl a chaniatáu I ki lifo’n rhydd, try ymarferon codi egni - yokiho - a myfyrdod eistedd - zazen.
Yn ystod y dydd byddwn yn gweithio gyda mujibō, y llinell Zen, ensō, y gylch Zen, Nichí Arada, Mae Bob Dydd yn Ddiwrnod Da, ar bapur Japaneaidd.

Cost: £35 cyflog, £25 dicyflog.
Bydd inc, brwshys a phapur yn cael eu cyflenwi. Nid oes angen profiad.

(The course will be delivered in English)

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waged
£35.00
unwaged
£25.00
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Zen no Shodō: The Way of the Zen Brush Workshop