When Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche once said, "It is possible to make a brushstroke that expresses one's whole life" I took that to mean a very LARGE brushstroke. This was the beginning of my Big Brush practice.
The BIG BRUSH has been held by many
hands over the years – from buddhist
practitioners to corporate bankers to
recovering mental health patients.
Each time a brush stroke is made with full
attention, aliveness enters the room
and nourishes everyone.
WHAT IT IS
The Big Brush Workshop draws on ancient principles from the art of calligraphy and applies them to the present moment. It provides an insight-invoking experience of what it means to make a mark and bring the best of who you are to the world.
HOW IT WORKS
A series of calligraphy stations are set up
each with sheets of paper, buckets of ink
and large horsehair brushes. Participants
step forward and are guided through a
simple set of instructions in making a stroke.
The marks are fully seen, then folded up
and a new sheet is laid out for the next
person. The instructions evolve and the
sequence unfolds in silence.
"The Big Brush workshop provided a
safe space for me to explore power and
expression in new ways."