Renowned calligrapher and artist Tashi Mannox will present an interactive workshop where participants bring their hand and heart of awareness while creating an ensō* and selected seed syllables**. Tashi will explain the historical and contemporary sacred integrity of Tibetan calligraphy and mark-making, and how to unite heaven and earth though the creative process of spiritual practice in art - as a means of liberating the mind.
The unique nature of this weekend workshop which is co-sponsored by Shang Shung Institute and Khandroling Paper Cooperative, is to realize the perfection in the imperfection, with an attitude of non expectation and fearlessness through creativity. Anybody can attend and does not need previous artistic experience as a calligrapher.
Some paper, ink and brushes provided.
*an ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of traditional Japanese Zen ink painting, a circle that is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
**Seed Syllables Link
Wrathful HUM by Tashi Mannox
Dormitory option at $30 a night in the Yellow Schoolhouse
***Some work exchanges may be possible for teacher care, set-up and clean-up, registration, Airport pick and departure for Tashi, and cooking.
Friday Night, May 5th, 2017-- Book Signing and Reception-- 5:30-7:30 PM
On the evening of Friday, May 5th, a public reception and book signing of Tashi’s new publication 'Sacred Scripts' - A Meditative Journey through Tibetan Calligraphy - illuminating the beauty of the various and endangered Tibetan scripts, through inspiring, if not thought provoking Buddhist quotes and Buddha images. Endorsed by H.H Dalai Lama.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 --
Class 9:30 -12:30 PM (tea break)
Lunch Break 12:30 PM--1:30 PM (usually pot luck)
Class 1:30-5 PM (Tea Break)Dinner -Catered Tibetan style (donation requested) at the schoolhouse
Optional: for those interested Khandroling Paper Cooperative will give a hands on introduction to papermaking after dinner.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Same as Saturday through 5:00 PM
Dinner TBA local restaurant
SPECIAL EVENT: Monday, May 8, 2017
In the Khandroling Paper Studio with Tashi to make calligraphy PAPER using sacred texts and substances added to traditional Asian fibers. Limited to 6 people. This is a very special event. Please apply early. By donation.
18 Schoolhouse Road
Conway, MA 01341
For further information about work exchanges and papermaking option contact, Jacqueline at email@example.com or 413-522-1125
To reserve space in the Tsegyalgar East dormitory, contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration information, contact the SSI at email@example.com