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8th March

Kanji Club – learn Japanese and Chinese characters 漢字

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
£20
Kanji Club

Read and write kanji characters in our fun and inspiring online language group and discover their meanings, no language experience needed to take part, join simply with a pen or pencil   Curious about Chinese and Japanese characters and their visual shapes and meanings, but don’t know how to start learning them? Interested in East Asia travel or culture and practices, but struggle to read Japanese or Mandarin writing? Keen to learn how to write your name in Japanese?  …

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Okesa Sewing Group

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When: Okesa Sewing Group: regular on a Sunday 1pm - 3.00pm. Feel free to come for part or all of the afternoon meeting.   Where: Online via Zoom   Contact: glasgowzengroup(at)gmail.com Please change (at) to @   About: After we have been practicing for a while and want to commit more to Buddhism as a way of life, we might seek to take the precepts. These are the Buddhist vows undertaking not to kill, steal, lie and so on, essentially…

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De-stress drawing group

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
£15
De-stress drawing group

Enjoy some relaxing drawing and doodling at our friendly online group 🙂 17th March 2021 7.00pm – 8.30pm (UTC +0) Eventbrite ticket link   Join simply with paper and pen or pencil Our regular easygoing drawing group is a great way to de-stress and find calm and enjoy drawing and doodling online using Zoom. It is a supportive group which encourages wellbeing and is very therapeutic, you will feel welcomed and you can enjoy meeting other people.     You…

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Japanese Shodo Calligraphy – Zen Brush

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
£20

Immerse yourself in the inspiring practice of Shodo at our friendly online group We will practice Shodo calligraphy 書道 and learn about using traditional materials such Japanese sumi ink and fude brushes on washi paper. This is a relaxed online group suitable for both beginners and those with more experience. Beginning with some simple marks and strokes with the ink, then working from inspiring Chinese and Japanese kanji characters, relating to nature, meditation, poetry or Zen. We enjoy trying out…

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25th April

Shakyo – Tracing the Sutras

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom
£15

Peaceful practice following the compassionate Wonderful Dharma Bodhisattva of Compassion Lotus Sutra Chapter 25 The practice of Shakyō is a meditative and spiritual practice offered in many temples in Japan. It often starts with reading or chanting then a bow before beginning to slowly trace the original text of a chosen Buddhist Sutra. We will trace the first half of the Wonderful Dharma Bodhisattva of Compassion Universal Gateway 妙法蓮華経観世音菩薩普門品偈, known more simply as the Fumonbonge or Avalokitesvara Sutra. It is one of the most…

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3rd May

Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving – Tenkoku

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
£25

Enjoy and practice working with traditional tenkoku materials or keshigomu eraser to carve your very own hanko stamp 3rd May 2021 7.00pm – 8.30pm (UTC +1) Carve your very own Japanese hanko stamp to make your inei impression, learn about the different stages in the Tenkoku 篆刻 process and the tools used. Enjoy the meditative and caring process of carving the stone to make the hanko 判子, then inking the stone with the deep red pigment and apressing on the…

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Blair organises, runs and co-runs several events, many of which are art and meditation related. Some are free community groups and others have an admission charge, most are through the D+P Studio and some Glasgow Zen Group. Please have a look at each event and feel free to come along and join!