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9th August

Kanji Club – learn Japanese and Chinese characters 漢字

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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   Eventbrite Tickets U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) Los Angeles time: 11.00am New York time: 2.00pm 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…

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De-stress drawing group

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Online via Zoom
£15
De-stress drawing group

Enjoy some relaxing drawing and doodling at our friendly online group 🙂 18th August 2021 U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) New York time: 2.00pm Los Angeles time: 11.00am 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…

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Japanese Shodo Calligraphy – Zen Brush

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Online via Zoom
£20

Eventbrite ticket link 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…

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Shakyo – Tracing the Sutras

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Online via Zoom
£15

Peaceful practice following the short ten line Kannon Sutra (Bodhisattva of Compassion) Eventbrite Tickets   The practice of Shakyo 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 Boundless Life Ten Line Kannon Sutra, 延命十句観音経 Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, which is short but poetic, full of energy and beautifully written. This sutra has many…

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5th September

Buddhist Chanting Group – Okyo

September 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Online via Zoom
Okyo chanting group - Glasgow Zen Group

Practice chanting the sutras and verses of the Soto Zen and Jodo Shin schools   When: Meet on the first Sunday of each month 12.30pm - 2pm Please check "Chanting Group" page for any change of dates or times.   Where: Online via Zoom   Contact: glasgowzengroup(at)gmail.com Please change (at) to @   About: Join our friendly regular chanting group hosted by Glasgow Zen Group. Okyo - the practice of chanting the sutras - is a nourishing, dynamic and wholehearted…

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Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving – Tenkoku

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Online via Zoom
£25

Enjoy and practice working with traditional tenkoku materials or keshigomu eraser to carve your very own hanko stamp 6th September 2021 U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) Los Angeles time: 11.00am New York time: 2.00pm Eventbrite Tickets 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…

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Kanji Club – learn Japanese and Chinese characters 漢字

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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   Eventbrite Tickets U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) Los Angeles time: 11.00am New York time: 2.00pm 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…

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De-stress drawing group

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

Enjoy some relaxing drawing and doodling at our friendly online group 🙂 15th September 2021 U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) New York time: 2.00pm Los Angeles time: 11.00am 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…

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Japanese Shodo Calligraphy – Zen Brush

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Online via Zoom
£20

Eventbrite ticket link 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…

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11th October

Kanji Club – learn Japanese and Chinese characters 漢字

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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   Eventbrite Tickets U.K. time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (BST) Los Angeles time: 11.00am New York time: 2.00pm 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…

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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!