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Kazuaki Tanahashi
with Kazuaki Tanahashi
June 21-26, 2015 (Sunday-Friday)

No previous experience with brushwork is necessary.

Explore the creative process through the ancient art of brushwork.

We will learn the basic skills of brushwork by reproducing ideograms from ancient Chinese masterpieces. We will also interpret these works, improvise, and witness mindfulness, surprise, and joy while exploring healing and how it works in our body, mind, and the environment.

Retreat fee: $385 ($327/Member)

Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.

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Kazuaki Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi is a calligrapher, painter, Zen scholar, and writer. Originally from Japan, he has had solo exhibitions worldwide. As a peace worker, Kaz is founding director of A World Without Armies. Kaz is the editor of a two volume translation of Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo, published in July 2011. His book Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan was published in October 9, 2012.

For more information on Kaz and his other publications, visit his web site: