Introduction to Zen Brushwork

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am – August 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
1 Mandeville Place
Marylebone, London W1U 3AW
The cost is £100 for the 2 days or £60 for one
Zen Brushwork
Introduction to Zen Brushwork @ London | United Kingdom

Zen Brushwork weekend workshop
Saturday 1 August – Sunday 2 August 2015 (10am – 5pm both days)
11-13 Mandeville Place, London (nearest tube: Bond Street)

This weekend workshop (one day only is also possible), will introduce the practice of Zen Brushwork including yōki-hō (gentle breathing and ki or energy raising exercises), calligraphy and painting with a large brush as well as short periods of sitting meditation (zazen). There will be the opportunity to appreciate first-hand Japan ese Zen paintings and calligraphy some of which has never been shown outside of Japan before. This workshop is based on the approach to calligraphy described in Zen Brushwork – focusing the mind with calligraphy and painting (Terayama Tanchū, Kodansha International, 2003 & reprint 2006), and Ken, Zen, Sho (Eds. Alex Bennett and Sarah Moate, Bunkasha International Corp., 2008), which accompanied an exhibition of the same title at the Toshiba Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Sarah Moate, who will teach this workshop, lives in Japan and is currently engaged in research on the Jōdo-shū nun Ōtagaki Rengetsu.

Accessible to all, no experience is required. All materials will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of both days, but it is understood that this is not always possible. Those unable to do so, are also welcome to join for one day only.

Cost: £100 for both days, or £60 for one.

For more details and to book a place, please email