• Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $502.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $436.00
  • Shared Room – $592.00
  • Shared Room/Single Room Waitlist (You will be placed in a shared room and notified is a single becomes available) – $592.00
  • Shrine room – $502.00
  • (All prices include $436.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Program starts at 9 am, Friday, July 17th. Registration should be between 8-8:30am. Fri & Sat program ends after dinner. Ending Sunday, July 19th at 4 pm. Please note that due to the uncertainty of the certain situation, we have disabled payment and deposits - you can register without payment at this time.

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Big Brush/Intimate Voice

With Barbara Bash

July 16 - 19, 2020

A three-day immersion into the world of brush, ink and personal expression. We will explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human, first with small brushes to ground us, then with large brushes and buckets of ink, creating spontaneous strokes while held in ritual. The world of pictograms, personal handwriting, small brush books, 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.



Have a look at this short video of the Big Brush practice



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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