Slow Handwriting - A Contemplative Practice (Online)

with Barbara Bash

June 12th

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  • $25.00 Program Price
  • $40.00 Patron Price

Note: this workshop will take place from 10 AM to 12 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. 

Drop in to this close at hand visual voice and discover the creative self. 

We will slow down our handwriting - working big, loose and illegible - small precise and clear - with pencils, pens and brushes,letting our true expression come forth. 

Letters become words become three line poems. The alphabet sings.

BARBARA BASH is a lover of the alphabet, a calligrapher, illustrator, author, teacher and longtime buddhist practitioner. Her book True Nature : An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude was completely handwritten except for the bar code !  Visit -

Supplies to have on hand: 8.5 x 11 paper - bond or drawing. Some 18” x 24” sheets too (or you can tape two together). Various writing pens, colored pencils,  markers,  brush pens, brushes and ink or watercolor. 

Contemplative Creativity Lab is an online meditation community group led by Shambhala Art teachers and special guests. Join us from anywhere in the world, live via Zoom  –  second Saturday of the month 10 AM – 12 PM Pacific Time. For conversion to your time zone, please click HERE. Everyone is warmly welcome, no exceptions. The aim with our labs is to engage the senses, bringing the fullness of our awareness to any task. There is no need for any experience with art or meditation to take part. We've found that contemplative practices work well via Zoom since the focus is not on the screen, but more on what is arising within your own experience.
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The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call us at 323-963-3001 to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price (when available) helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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