Cultivate Concentration and Calm
March 3rd to 24th, 2023
from 2.00 PM to 3.30 PM ET
This is a virtual LIVE WORKSHOP
Instructor: Emma JM. Ates, RP, RCAT, DTATI, CCP
Location: Virtual Live Event on Zoom
Cost: $108 CAD + GST/HST included
**All prices are CAD$.
About the Workshop
The Mindful Circles workshop is based on the mindful art of Thich Nhat Hanh. During this 4-week 60-minute workshop, you are invited to establish a contemplative creative practice on mindful circles that will explore concentration, stability, and calm within.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (also known as Thay) is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace, and an artist with unique and popular works of calligraphy – short phrases and words capturing the essence of his mindfulness teachings (Plum Village, 2022).
The workshop will start with a small introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and artwork with video and images. Then, during the 6 weeks, we will explore gradually breath and concentration, breath and lines, breath and circles, breath and words using a variety of writings on concentration and calm-abiding (Shamata) internal and external formal practices. The contemplative creative approaches are introduced as an adjunct to your practice of mindfulness and meditation.
**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT art therapy, and it is not meant as a calligraphy workshop. This is not a substitute for training in Buddhist Psychology and Philosophy, brushwork calligraphy, calligraphy, or any mental health professions and creative art therapies.
No artistic experience is needed.
Regular practice of mindfulness is preferred for this workshop, but not mandatory.
Discover Thich Nhat Hanh’s life, writings, and mindful art practice.
Introduction to calm-abiding practice (Shamata) to develop concentration, stability, and calm.
Explore the concentration methods with breath and lines and mindful circles.
Cultivate a regular contemplative creative practice with mindful circles and contemplation.