HeartMind: A Zen and Art Retreat, CC 7/12

Practice Center
Date / Time
July 12, 2020 / 9:30am - 4:30pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

Sunday, in the Dining Room

Explore the liberated land of creativity as illuminated by the clear and bright heartmind with Artist, Founder & Abbess of the Art Monastery Suiko Betsy McCall and Artist/Poet/Activist/Zen Teacher Qayyum Johnson.

In this workshop you will learn to meditate with the paintbrush in hand, to play in the spontaneous freedom of gestural abstraction, to focus with repetitive mark making, and to combine those approaches. Learn Suiko's approach to painting using alcohol-based inks on Japanese "treeless paper" called Yupo.

Whether you already have an art practice or are looking to re-connect with your creativity, this workshop opens the door to marrying meditation with artmaking and as a result, deepening both practices.

Beginners welcome! No previous experience in meditation or painting is necessary.

Fee Information

Fees: $135; $121 current SFZC members; $94 limited income. Materials will be supplied for an additional fee of $15.

  • Some partial scholarships available.
  • Bring a bag lunch or eat in a nearby restaurant.
Registration Information

To Register:

Register Online

Or call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.

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