• No Lodging - Commuter – $450.00
  • Shared Room – $606.00
  • Shrine room – $525.00

Date & Time Details: Workshop runs from 9am-5pm on the 12th and 13th, and 9am-3:30pm on the 14th. Price includes 3 nights accommodation on 11th, 12th, and 13th.

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Big Brush Mind

With Barbara Bash

July 11 - 14, 2019

A three-day immersion into the world of brush, ink and expressive handwriting.

We will explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human – first in the making of a brushstroke with small brushes to ground and connect, then with large brushes and buckets of ink, creating spontaneous marks while held in ritual. The world of pictograms, big strokes, mapping a moment, letting our unique handwriting sing, being in improvised dialogue with our life, will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite. For more information check out this video of the Big Brush practice.

Please note: There is a $25 materials fee that will be collected at registration.


Barbara Bash
Barbara Bash is a calligraphic artist who has been exploring the mixing of Asian sensibility with Western art forms for many years. She creates group experiences of creative aliveness with brush, ink and simple ritual. She is a Shambhala meditation instructor and has collaborated with musicians, storytellers, and dancers in fresh forms of visual learning. Her circle brushstroke is the new Eileen Fisher Company mark. Website – Visual blog –
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