UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Weeklong celebration

Oct 10 - 19, 2014

ENGAGING MINDS / EMBODIED CHANGE
Naropa University Celebrates 40 Years
Boulder, Colorado

solo exhibition Oct 13, 2014
THE MOVING LINE
Barbara Bash / Calligraphic Performance Art / 1976 - 2014
Opening Reception - Monday October 13th 5 - 7 pm
The White Cube and Nalanda Gallery
Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO
for more information - naropa.edu
performance Oct 15, 2014

NAROPA ARTS / THE EARLY YEARS
Playing in the Now

with Barbara Bash, Steve Clorfeine, Jerry Granelli, Steve Gorn, Lanny Harrison, Arawana Hayashi and Lee Worley

7pm - Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO
for more information - naropa.edu
conference Oct 16 - 19, 2014
RADICAL COMPASSION SYMPOSIUM
Arts Presenter and Graphic Harvesting
Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO
to learn more - naropa.edu

UPCOMING IN 2015

PUBLIC TALk
/Demonstration
April 10, 2015
THE WRITING OF THE WORLD
A Calligraphic Exploration of Nature, the Alphabet and Humanity
7:00 pm
Baltimore Shambhala Center
3501 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218
410.243.7200
info@baltimoreshambhala.org
Since the earliest times humans have been reading the language of the world - tiny tracks in the sand, a flight of birds across the sky, a river winding across the land. more>
ONE DAY WORKSHOP April 11, 2015
THE MOVING LINE
Handwriting, Drawing & Brushwork as Embodied Practice
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baltimore Shambhala Center
3501 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218
410.243.7200
info@baltimoreshambhala.org
How do we find our way to self connection each day?
In this one day workshop we will follow the path of contemplative connection through the visual arts -
getting on the page and moving with pen, pencil and brush. more>
Weekend Workshop June 12 - 14, 2015
The Art of Letter Writing:
Voice, Handwriting & Spirit
with Christian McEwen & Barbara Bash
Zen Mountain Monastery
Mount Tremper NY
zmm.mro.org
Here in the United States, many of us spend hours a day writing and responding to email. But finding time to write -- by hand -- a thoughtful, considered personal letter, has become increasingly rare. more>

PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP September 11 - 15, 2014
TRUE NATURE ON NANTUCKET
Drawing and Writing the Island World
For 35 years I have been coming out to this special island, tending the family cottage, being nourished by the moors and the sea. With this workshop I'd like to share the unique beauty of this place. more>
ARTS RETREAT July 25 - 31, 2014
OPEN EYES / MOVING IN SPACE:
A Contemplative Arts Retreat
with Arawana Hayashi and Barbara Bash
Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale, NY
For more information: programs@sky-lake.org
This retreat offers an opportunity to connect more deeply with one's creativity in a meditative environment, within a supportive community of like-minded makers of things, and in dialogue with the magic and power of nature. more>
WORKSHOP Saturday July 19, 2014
TOUCHING THE PAGE: Joining Image and Word
Fire Lotus Zen Temple
500 State Street, Brooklyn NY
More information: mro.org/firelotus/
In taking up creative expression as an aspect of our Buddhist practice, what is in the mind—and which may be hidden from our awareness—suddenly becomes manifest. In brush painting, we see it on the sheet before our eyes. more>
WORKSHOP June 25 - 29, 2014
DIRECT PERCEPTION : The Creative Process
with Jerry Granelli, Barbara Bash and Alan Syliboy
Dorje Denma Ling, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

For more information -
info@dorjedenmaling.com
902-657-9085
2280 Balmoral Road,
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
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conference June 8 - 13, 2014
Authentic Leadership in Action / Summer Institute
Pacific Lutheran University,
Seattle-Tacoma area, Washington
Module and Plenary presenter
Five Steps of Wise Action

Creativity and Spontaneous Action in Service to the Whole

For additional information please visit event website - aliainstitute.org/summer-institute-2014
one-day WORKSHOP Saturday, May 17, 2014
TRUE NATURE : Drawing & Writing Your Life
10am - 4 pm
Hermitage Heart at The Gristmill Retreat
117 Lower Station Road, Garrison, NY

Using the drawing exercises in the expanded edition of her book True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude , Barbara will guide in the alive and insightful creation of illustrated journal page...more>

Performance Friday, May 9, 2014

PLAYING IN THE NOW : An Improvised Performance of Visuals, Sound, Word & Movement

with Barbara Bash, Steve Clorfeine, Steve Gorn, Lanny Harrison & Arawana Hayashi

7:30 pm
22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale NY
$15 / $12 for Sky Lake members and students
For information - programs@sky-lake.org
Join Barbara Bash, Steve Clorfeine, Steve Gorn, Lanny Harrison & Arawana Hayashi for a talk, discussion and performance of brush, movement and character exploring the intersection of meditation, creativity, and art in everyday life.

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conference March 23 - 29, 2014
Authentic Leadership in Action / Europe
Driebergen, The Netherlands
Module and Plenary presenter
Creativity and Spontaneous Action in Service to the Whole

For additional information please visit event website - aliainstitute.org/europe-2014
PERFORMANCE Saturday, March 1, 2014 - NEW DATE
MOTION : Brush, Movement, Sound
with Barbara Bash, Jerry Granelli, and Suzanne Chui
8:00 pm
1313 Hollis St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Contact : GRANMUS@aol.com
More information: Brush with Greatness
weekend workshop February 14 - 16, 2014
TRUE NATURE: Awakening the Expressive Life
Zen Mountain Monastery
Mount Tremper, NY
zmm.mro.org
Explore the creative process with sketchbook in hand, bringing heaven down to earth, vision into expression, brush, ink and pencil onto the page. more>
workshop Sunday, January 26, 2014
TRUE NATURE : A Contemplative Drawing Workshop
2- 5:30pm $65.
The Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art
150 W. 17th St, New York 10011
212-620-5000
rmanyc.org/events/load/2449
Through the act of drawing we understand the world in new ways. In this workshop we will use the drawing practice as way to contemplate the sacred art in the museum. more>
PERFORMANCE Sunday December 15, 2013
ONE, TWO, THREE : Brush, Movement, Sound
with Jerry Granelli and Suzanne Chui
8:00 pm
1313 Hollis St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information contact : GRANMUS@aol.com
weekend workshop Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2013
EMPATHY, DIVERSITY & COMMUNICATION
with David Levine, Barbara Bash and Jim Lew
Sky Lake Lodge
Rosendale NY
to register go to - empathydiversity.eventbrite.com/#
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THREE ONE DAY WORKSHOPS October 20, 22, 24, 2013

THE CHANGING SHAPE OF LEADERSHIP :
Mindfulness & Wise Action

with Michael Chender, Barbara Bash and Lyn Hartley

For more information and to register -
ALIAinstitute.org/west
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weekend
workshop
September 27 - 29, 2013
Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday

THE ART OF LETTER WRITING : Voice, Calligraphy & Spirit

A Workshop with Barbara Bash and Christian McEwen

Sky Lake Lodge
Rosendale NY
programs@sky-lake.org
845-658-8556
Here in the United States, many of us spend hours a day writing and responding to email. But finding time to write – by hand – a thoughtful, considered personal letter, has become increasingly rare. more>
workshop Sunday, September 15th, 2013
TRUE NATURE : A Contemplative Drawing Workshop

2- 5pm $65.
The Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art
150 W. 17th St, New York 10011
212-620-5000
rmanyc.org/events/load/2299

Through the act of drawing we understand the world in new ways. In this workshop we will use the drawing practice as way to contemplate the sacred art in the museum.
more>
workshop Wednesday, July 24, 2013
TRUE NATURE : Drawing & Writing Together

1:00 - 4:00 pm
for Artworks - Adventures in the Arts / Lifespring
Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock NY

For more information contact - Susan Kahl - susank12477@gmail.com

workshop Saturday July 13, 2013
LIVING BRUSH: A Calligraphic Exploration
10 am - 4 pm
Zen Center of NYC - Fire Lotus Temple - Brooklyn, NY
In taking up creative expression as an aspect of our Buddhist practice, what is in the mind—and which may be hidden from our awareness—suddenly becomes manifest. In brush painting, we see it on the sheet before our eyes. more>
conference June 16 - 21, 2013
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Creative Process and Module Presenter -
Cutting Through Complexity :
Working with Power Action and Timing
with Michael Chender, Chris Grant and Barbara Bash more>

For additional information please visit event website - aliainstitute.org/summer2013/

weekend workshop May 18 &19, 2013
Saturday & Sunday
TRUE NATURE : Writing and Drawing Your Life
Sky Lake Lodge
Rosendale NY
programs@sky-lake.org
845-658-8556
Using the drawing exercises in the expanded edition of her book True Nature Barbara will guide in the alive and insightful creation of illustrated journal pages... more>
WORKSHOP & BOOK SIGNING Saturday, May 11, 2013
TRUE NATURE : Drawing & Writing Together

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery
335 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock NY

For more information call 845-332-3031

weekend workshop April 21 - 22, 2013
BRUSH SPIRIT
Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
The practice of calligraphy, the beautiful writing of the world, brings us into alignment with ourselves so that true expression can occur. more>
conference March 17-22, 2013
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Driebergen, The Netherlands
Artist-at-large and Plenary presenter
For additional information please visit the event website: aliainstitute.org/europe
workshop Saturday, January 19, 2013
BIG BRUSH - An Intergeneration Art Workshop
1 - 3:30 pm
Sky Lake Lodge
Rosendale NY
programs@sky-lake.org
845-658-8556
Explore making marks with a big brush! Barbara Bash is a teacher experienced in working with adults and children. more>
Book signing and demonstration Monday, Dec 17, 2012
Celebrating the new and expanded edition of True Nature : An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude
7:00 pm
New York Shambhala Center
118 W. 22nd Street 6th floor New York, NY 10011
212-675-6544
ny.shambhala.org
Book signing and demonstration Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
Celebrating the new and expanded edition of True Nature : An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude
7:15 pm
Sky Lake Lodge
22 Hillcrest Lane Rosendale NY 12472
845-658-8556
skylake.shambhala.org
Book signing and demonstration Saturday, Dec 1, 2012
Celebrating the new and expanded edition of True Nature : An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude
4:00 pm
The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker Street Woodstock NY
845-679-8000
www.goldennotebook.com
Talk, Discussion and Performance Friday, Nov 9, 2012
TRUE PERCEPTION :
Meditation and the Creative Process
with Arawana Hayashi, Lanny Harrison and Barbara Bash
New York Shambhala Center
118 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-6544
ny.shambhala.org
Join Arawana Hayashi, Lanny Harrison and Barbara Bash for a talk, discussion and performance of brush, movement and character exploring the intersection of meditation, creativity, and art in everyday life. more>
group exhibit Open thru Nov 4, 2012
DEAR MOTHER NATURE
The Dorsky Museum
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
Opening reception:
Saturday, June 23 , 5 - 7 pm

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demonstration September 15, 2012
LISTENING CLOSELY :
Drawing, Writing and the Natural World
The Dorsky Museum
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
Barbara will show examples of journaling work and demonstrate the heaven, earth and human principles at the heart of this process in a spontaneous drawing and writing performance. 3:30pm.

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ConferencE June 18 - June 23, 2012
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Creative Process and Module presenter -
Cutting Through Complexity :
Working with Power, Action and Timing

with Michael Chender, Chris Grant and Barbara Bash.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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weekend workshop June 8 - 10, 2012
WORLD ENOUGH & TIME : Drawing, Writing and Slowing Down
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale, NY
Christian McEwen and Barbara Bash
Public Talk - Friday June 8th 7 pm
Workshop - Saturday and Sunday June 9th & 10th
For more information - programs@sky-lake.org
To register - skylake.shambhala.org programs

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workshop April 21, 2012
LIVING BRUSH: A Calligraphic Exploration
Zen Center of NYC - Fire Lotus Temple - Brooklyn, NY
In taking up creative expression as an aspect of our Buddhist practice, what is in the mind—and which may be hidden from our awareness—suddenly becomes manifest. In brush painting, we see it on the sheet before our eyes. more>
ConferencE March 26 - March 31, 2012
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Europe
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Creative Process presenter and Artist-at-Large.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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workshop Saturday, March 24th, 2012
COMPASSIONATE BRUSH: Calligraphy and Communication Practice
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Contact - Christiaan Zandt, info@bisho.nl

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wEBINAR November 2, 9, 16, 2011
TEACHING NONVIOLENT C6MMUNICATION IN PRISONS
Nonviolent Communication is a powerful set of communication tools  that creates a shift of consciousness away from the power over structure  and towards a world of deeper connection with ourselves and others. more>
workshop Saturday, October 15th, 2011
BRUSH SPIRIT
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery - Woodstock, NY
The experience of calligraphy is about moving through space and leaving tracks behind.
The brush is the most sensitive of calligraphic tools, able to respond to the subtlest gesture. more>
talk & demonstration Wednesday, August 17, 2011
THE WRITING OF THE WORLD:
A calligraphic exploration of nature, the alphabet and humanity
Nantucket Island School of the Arts - Nantucket, MA
Since the earliest times humans have been reading the language of the world - tiny tracks in the sand, a flight of birds across the sky, a river winding slowly through the hills. more>
workshop July 21 - July 24, 2011
HAIKU BRUSH SKETCH : Awakening the Expressive Life
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale, NY
Come explore the creative process, looking into the experience of bringing heaven down to earth, vision into expression, brush, ink and pencil onto the page. more>
ConferencE June 24 - July 1, 2011
Summer Institute
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Columbus, Ohio
I will be part of the Creative Process Team and a Presenter with Toke Moeller and Bob Wing. The session is entitled, Leadership Intensive - Awakening Capacity for Wise and Skillful Action.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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weekend workshop June 10 - 12, 2011
CIRCLING THE HEART: Relating Nonviolently to Ourselves and the World
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale, NY
Fundamental to the principles of Nonviolent Communication is the practice of self empathy. If you can feel compassion for yourself you can feel compassion for others. more>
workshop Saturday, May 28, 2011
COMPASSIONATE BRUSH: Brush Calligraphy & Communication Practice
New York Shambhala Center - New York, NY
Making a mark, with brush and ink, brings vision down to earth - through the body - onto the page. more>
interactive talk Friday, May 27, 2011
WHY BUDDHISTS NEEDS NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION : A Lively Exploration
New York Shambhala Center
118 W. 22nd St 6th floor
New York, NY 10011
As we follow a dharmic path, aggression towards ourselves and others can become more and more subtle. Beliefs about what it means to be a "good buddhist" take hold.  By using the tools of Nonviolent Communication within  a buddhist perspective a fresh view on relationship can emerge. Come see what this might be. Event begins at 7pm.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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weekend workshop May 6 - 8, 2011
SPEAKING TRUE / LISTENING DEEP:
Mindfulness in Conversation
Brunswick Shambhala Center - Brunswick, Maine
Central to the Shambhala teachings is how we conduct ourselves in the world. more>
performance Thursday, April 28, 2011
THREE GOOD FRIENDS: Brush, Movement, Character
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale NY
7:30 pm / Admission $15
An evening of lively improvisation with Barbara Bash, Arawana Hayashi, and Lanny Harrison.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
ConferencE March 8 - 12, 2011
ALIA Europe (Authentic Leadership in Action)
Elspeet, The Netherlands
I will be part of the Creative Process Team
and an Artist-at-large.
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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interactive talk November 16, 2010
CIRCLING THE HEART :
Relating Nonviolently to Ourselves
Sky Lake Lodge - 22 Hillcrest Lane Rosendale, NY
Fundamental to the principles of Nonviolent Communication is the practice of self empathy; if you can feel compassion for yourself you can feel compassion for others. more>
workshop October 23, 2010
HEAVEN, EARTH, HUMAN :
The Teachings of Chinese Pictograms
Fire Lotus Zen Center - 500 State St Brooklyn, NY
Chinese pictograms emerged from a time when humans were deeply connected to the natural world. These distilled images are links to the past, yet alive today. more>
weekend workshop October 2 - 3, 2010
BRUSH SPIRIT : The Expressive Line
Shambhala Meditation Center of LA - Los Angeles, CA
In the deepest sense calligraphy is the experience of moving through space and leaving tracks behind. It is the visual voice of the moment. more>
weekend workshop July 25 - 26, 2010
HAIKU BRUSH SKETCH : Exploring the Inner and Outer Landscape
Zen Mountain Monastery - Mount Tremper, NY
Spend a day with sketchbook, pencil and brush, gathering images from the natural world, and writing words that illuminate the moment. more>
workshop July 10, 2010
THE STROKE OF COMPASSION: Brush Calligraphy & Communication Practice
The Interdependence Project - 302 Bowery St. New York, NY
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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ConferencE June 6 - 12, 2010
Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
I will be part of the Creative Process Team and a Presenter with Toke Moeller and Bob Wing. The session is entitled, Building Capacity for Wise and Skillful Action: with Circle, Brush and Sword
For additional information, please visit the event website.
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workshop May 28 - 30, 2010
SPEAKING TRUE / LISTENING DEEP: Communication as Contemplative Practice
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale, NY
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workshop May 8, 2010
Haiku / Brush / Sketch - Spring
Sky Lake Lodge - Rosendale, NY
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