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Calligraphy Demonstration Oct. 2011 (7:00pm Session) Seishin-an Tea House
Observe the elegant dance of the brush and its indelible meanings in ink.
Learn about the art of calligraphy from visiting Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi. Using brush and ink, the traditional tools of calligraphy, Harada Roshi will demonstrate Zen sayings and explain their meanings.
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Shodo Harada Roshi (Roshi meaning "Master") is heir to the teachings of Rinzai sect Zen Buddhism. He began his Zen training in 1962 when he entered Shofuku-ji monastery in Kobe, Japan, where he trained under Yamada Mumon Roshi (1900-1988) for twenty years. With his all embracing view constantly in mind, Harada Roshi has been training people of various backgrounds from all over the world at Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan, where he was made abbot of 1982. One of his scrolls is in the Morikami's Zenmi - A Taste of Zen exhibit (Oct 18- Jan. 22, 2012) along with numerous examples of Master Yamada Mumon.
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Please note that the Cornell Café will be closed for the evening.