Thich Nhat Hanh’s Calligraphy Exhibit: Five Pieces From the Show

WSJ
Barbara Chai
September 6, 2013

New York’s ABC Home and Blue Cliff Monastery will host the U.S. premiere of Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphy exhibit this fall, displaying 88 original works of calligraphy by the Buddhist monk and spiritual leader.

Thich Nhat Hanh, who is also known as Thay, has incorporated calligraphy in his meditative practice for more than two decades. He drinks a cup of Chinese black tea before sitting to write, and adds drops of tea into the calligraphy ink. His pieces show an energy and life force within each brush stroke, said Sister Chan Khong, who has studied and worked with Thay for more than 50 years.

Below is a preview of five pieces in the ABC Home exhibition, which runs from Sept. 7 to Dec. 31. Check back in for more on Thich Nhat Hanh and follow @barbarachai.

homebreathe you are alive. just breathing and becoming aware that we are still alive can bring us great happiness. when we breathe mindfully, we reclaim our territory of body and mind and we encounter life in the present moment. from the U.S. premiere exhibition: calligraphic meditation: the mindful art of Thich Nhat Hanh, abc home, Sept. 7-Dec. 31

For more examples, follow the [link].

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