Contemplative Arts

Big Brush Mind

With Barbara Bash

July 12 - 14, 2019
A three day immersion into the world of brush and ink to explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human. The world of pictograms, responding and mapping a moment, being in improvised dialogue with our life will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite.

Fall Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

With Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 19 - 22, 2019
“Kado” means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago. In Japan it is known as "Ikebana" and is considered a refined art form that studies nature as it is. Join us as we learn to arrange flowers to cultivate appreciation for each moment.