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Art Workshop: Drawing in Nature

Come join us for a special one day retreat with long time artist, teacher and Zen Buddhist practitioner Shin’ei Alison. This one day workshop is designed to open us up to the creative process by exploring the act of “seeing” through the connection between the inner eye of the artist and the way of nature. Through our unique responses to the natural world, participants give voice to the trees, leaves, open fields, clouds, insects, occasional animals and temple architecture.  Engaging these images can reach deep into the archetypal presences to manifest the waking dream; images hold our stories – they contain, disturb and surprise.

All levels of experience welcome.

Vegetarian Lunch will be served; tea and snacks available.

This retreat is a benefit for the zendo. Shin’ei is donating her time and expertise in service of the sangha.




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