Zen Calligraphy Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi

A hands-on workshop. Learn to bring serenity, excitement, and enjoyment to your life through the 1700-year-old tradition of East Asian Calligraphy. This workshop will teach you to engage your learning and creative processes through exploring ancient Chinese masterpieces and practicing calligraphy techniques. Basic brushwork techniques and aesthetics will be taught, and participants will also experiment with artistic interpretation and expressionistic improvisation, using and building upon techniques learned in the workshop. No previous experience is required; materials will be provided.

Saturday, March 7, 2009
10:00am - 6:00pm
(includes a lunch break from 1-3pm, on your own)

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate
1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois

Suggested Donation: $120 per participant (includes materials).

To Register: phone or email Ancient Dragon Zen Gate ( www.ancientdragon.org)
(773) 899-3841 or [email protected]

Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan, is an internationally-recognized artist, writer, and peace worker. As a painter and calligrapher, Kaz has had solo exhibitions of his brushwork, and has performed and taught worldwide. He has created a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles. As a calligrapher in East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs. Samples of his work will be on display and available for purchase at this workshop. Kaz is also a noted Zen scholar and translator who has done important translations of work by Eihei Dogen. For more information: http://www.brushmind.net.

Kaz Tanahashi will also be offering a public Dharma talk during our regular Sunday morning program on March 8 @ 10:15am, also to take place at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Topic: "King Ashoka: Ancestor of Engaged Buddhism and a World Without War."