Kazuaki Tanahashi will be leading Brush Mind: Zen Calligraphy and Brushwork, August 15–17, 2014
A lot could be (and has been) said about Kazuaki Tanahashi (who is affectionately known as “Kaz”) — a deeply precious teacher, artist, and activist. Here, we’ll let his masterful bushwork do most of the talking. Enjoy.
“In the Zen tradition ensos, or circle symbols, have been drawn with black ink on paper, to represent enlightenment. As the multi-colored flow of paint represents the interconnectedness of all life, each circle reflects my hopes, visions and aspirations for a world making healthier choices for the benefit of future generations.”
“The ideography that originated in China has been a common writing system in China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan for centuries, although the ideographs are pronounced differently.”
“Tanahashi’s one-stroke paintings … always painted in just one breath, leave a passionate swash whispered trace.”
– Kyoto Journal
And to learn more about the upcoming retreat that Kaz will bea leading at Shambhala Mountain Center, please click here.