A Brush with Silence: An Introduction to Zen Brush Meditation

Thursday, Apr 5
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tom Roberts

Introductory Shodo sessions.

The purposeful use of brushes, ink and paper as a method of deepening the spiritual journey has been employed throughout the centuries and by numerous traditions. In the Japanese tradition, this technique is referred to as Shodo, or The Way of The Brush – an insightful method that brings peace, balance and harmony into our lives via patient brush strokes. During these four introductory Shodo sessions, you will have the opportunity to experience the playful and profound dance of brush, ink and paper. We will explore the many aspects of using Zen brushes as a meditative tool and create meaningful Japanese Shodo ideograms that express our unique and creative selves. All materials will be supplied.

This 4-week series meets April 5, 12, 19, 26

Registration deadline: March 22 

  • Commuter

    Full price $95.00

Please leave your artistic ego and related fears at the door. No artistic experience necessary –only a willingness and curiosity to explore a unique addition to your spiritual practice.


Tom Roberts
Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT, has gained widespread recognition in the field of health and healing as a healer and educator, author and speaker who translates mindfulness techniques into practical strategies for enjoying a healthier, happier, more fulfilling everyday life. He is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist with more than 30 years experience in both psychotherapy and mindfulness practice. The author of "The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion," he regularly presents at training sessions, workshops and retreats at local, regional and national levels.