One Brush, One Breath: Japanese Calligraphy as Mindfulness Practice
Pause to reflect on the year past and the year ahead. Yoshiko Miyamoto returns to show us the meditative grace of Japanese calligraphy.
Calligraphy helps deepen our meditation practice in two essential areas—intention and attention. By carefully paying attention to the visual and kinetic effects of practicing calligraphy, we will be guided to let go of unhealthy inner distractions, deepen our focus and affirm our deepest intention for our meditation practice.
This class will begin with a short silent meditation and then, each practitioner will be given opportunities to choose a Japanese character to help reflect and affirm the year that is passing, and another character to help you move forward. The rest of the time will be dedicated to silent calligraphy meditation.
If you joined Yoshiko in September for the first Mindful Calligraphy presentation, this will be a wonderful opportunity to continue your painting practice. If this is your first calligraphy class you will learn the basics of ink, brush and stroke fundamentals as you discover the simple pleasure of Japanese calligraphy.
No art or meditation experience required. All supplies provided.
PAYMENT & RSVP
Space is limited to 20 participants.
Prepayment required to confirm your RSVP.
This event takes place inside Mayu Meditation Sanctuary. You will be asked to remove your shoes and silence your phone upon entering. Tea Room Presentations are considered informal meditation practices, they are an opportunity to slow down, quiet the senses, and enjoy simple pleasures.
Accidents happen! Please bring an apron or wear old clothes in case of ink stains.
Please silence electronics and remove shoes upon arriving.