UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Workshop June 3 - 7, 2015
ARISING FROM NOW
Exploring the Creative Process
with Jerry Granelli, Barbara Bash and Alan Syliboy
Dorje Denma Ling Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
more info>
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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>
workshop Saturday, July 11, 2015
Slow Handwriting As a Contemplative Practice
Accord Train Station Accord NY
1 - 4 pm
$40.
To register contact Barbara Bash - bbash@earthlink.net
Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, completely unique, and reflective of who we are in this moment. more>
public talk Friday, July 24, 2015
Transforming Conflict: An Exploration of Nonviolent Communication
7:00 pm
New York Shambhala Center
118 W. 22nd St 6th floor
New York, NY 10011
As we follow the path of meditation, subtle aggression toward ourselves and others can go unnoticed. Notions of what it means to be a "good person" can take hold and impede our ability to communicate with each together. more>
one day Workshop Sat, July 25, 2015
The Moving Line :
Handwriting, Drawing & Brushwork as Embodied Practice
10 am - 5 pm
New York Shambhala Center
118 W. 22nd St 6th floor
New York, NY 10011
In this contemplative workshop we will engage with pen,pencil and brush to connect with ourselves and the page. more>
performance Thurs, August 27, 2015
Crickets & Koi :
A Spontaneous Haiku / Brush / Flute Event Celebrating the Nature of Water
5- 7 pm
Sky Lake Retreat Center
Rosendale NY
for more information -
contact bbash@earthlink.net

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Conference September 18 - 20, 2015
WOMEN & POWER : Being Bold
Workshop Leader - BIG BRUSH : The Bold Art of Calligraphy
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
For more information visit - Women & Power

PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP April 30, May 1-3, 2015
LEADING TOGETHER
Responding with Multi-Generational Wisdom
to the Challenges of Our Times
with Barbara Bash, Maaike Boumans, Jerry Granelli, & Benjamin Kafka

Berlin, Germany
For more information contact - maaike@aliainstitute.org

"Live the questions now."
Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet

We are living in challenging times - as individuals - as community - in the world. More than ever we work with uncertainty, holding alive and difficult questions . . . view flyer>

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>
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>
Weekend Workshop April 3 - 5, 2015
FIRST THOUGHT
Mindful Focusing & the Creative Process
with David Rome and Barbara Bash
Public Talk - April 3rd, 7 pm, open to all.
Sky Lake Lodge Rosendale NY
To register - skylake.shambhala.org
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weekend Workshop March 14 - 15, 2015
CIRCLE, BRUSH & SWORD
Joining Stillness and Decisive Action with Toke Moeller, Bob Wing and Barbara Bash
Columbus, Ohio
For more information contact - Hazel Morrow-Jones - morrow-jones.1@osu.edu
Workshop Friday March 13, 2015
THE ART OF DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP
Leading when essential change needs to happen with Bob Wing and Barbara Bash
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
For more information contact - Hazel Morrow-Jones - morrow-jones.1@osu.edu
PERFORMANCE November 14, 2014
DRAGON PLAY
with Barbara Bash, Steve Gorn, Hearn Gadbois & Rena Milgrom
5 pm
National Galery Kinsky Palace
Staromestski namesti (Old Town Square)
Prague 1, Czechoslovakia
Contact Rena Milgrom - renadance@gmail.com
A calligraphic performance, responding to sound and movement playing with the principles and spirit of haiku poetry. more>
WORKSHOP November 13, 2014
BRUSH & SOUND : A Contemplative Arts Workshop with Barbara Bash & Steve Gorn
5-9pm
Dancelab Studio, U Zvonarky 9, Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Contact Rena Milgrom - renadance@gmail.com
Calligraphy is the most direct form of artistic expression. It calls forth the freshness of each moment - vital, essential and revealing. more>
Weeklong celebration

Oct 10 - 19, 2014

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

solo exhibition Oct 13 - Nov 30, 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
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>

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