lungta mirror
character
ichi pour offering
tools
frost ichi
urban ichi
softspot
wind drops
table set
pond arch
migration
excursion
in-between-the-folds
nuerons
enzos alight
day two
gateway
aspen stand
mallards
peony
crown
streams
northern tracking
paper dragon
dna
renunciation
heart's blood
water writing
mountain
aspirations
noble tray
ink stillness
peaks
seed syllable
the well
brushdance
swift
brush blue
meditator
cocoon
lungta canopy
noble silence
ichi edge
tame
touch
lungta mirror

indelible presence: the way of the brush

Indelible Presence is the name for a set of primary exercises I have developed using brush, ink and paper –the three sacred elements of Asian calligraphy. These exquisite time-honored tools provide a flawless lens  through which we can explore the possibilities of a seamless presence moving through our lives.  I teach the Indelible Presence work within two meditation retreats held every May at Shambhala Mountain Center. The strength of working silently in communal retreat, stems from collective group intention –an informed field of awareness. This provides a foundation in which we can further develop mind-body synchronization -an alert intelligence within the creative process.  I use elements of formality, natural beauty, coded meaning, wilderness and ceremony to ensure an environment that inspires and stimulates, directly calling forth the muse in us all. The images shown here illustrate three processes in the Indelible Presence work: selections from my art journals with preparatory notes & sketches, environments arranged prior to the brush exercises, and resulting brush performance artworks.

Acharya Dale Asrael and I are back this year leading
Touching the Moment: INDELIBLE PRESENCE
Shambhala Mountain Center
May 10–14, 2017
For more information and to register: Touching the Moment Meditation Retreat.
 
 
Ms. Jennie Bondurant and I will lead the second retreat
Taming the Wild Horse: INDELIBLE PRESENCE
Shambhala Mountain Center
May 24-29, 2017
For more information and to register: Taming the Wild Horse Meditation Retreat