Calligraphy
                                           

There are many different styles of calligraphy. We teach unique chinese styly of Tao Calligraphy - One Stroke Calligraphy, taught by Shu Fa Jia (National Master of Calligraphy), the consultant of National Board of Advisers at State Ethnic Academy of Painting in Beijing, China. 

The art of calligraphy is not only painting of beautiful pictures. At it's highest forms, it is in fact a kind of meditation. 
During the practice of calligraphy, the artist goes into deep meditative state and can reach profound relaxation. This way one could maintain faculties of mind like focus and sharpness and one could achieve inner peace and joy.

Calligraphy can be learned by anyone. However, as practitioners contiue in training, they soon realise that there are many levels of achievement. It can in fact be a life long study.  
We have students who just want to try it for a funn, while others work on their mind for practical purporses or as spiritual endavour. 

We proudly serve clients and students in different countries by webcasts and localy in Vancouver. Our local teacher is Peter Hudoba, certified Tao Calligraphy Teacher.

Our local classes are held in:

Weekly every Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm

1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1GE, Canada

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To join our webcasts, call our office to arrange the details.

 

Here are the excerpts from the article by Diana Gold Holland:

"Experience Sacred and Joyous Ling Guan Calligraphy". 

It is said that in calligraphy, the stroke offers clues to one's personality, talents and even mood, vitality, or state of health, somewhat like graphology purports to do in the West. For many practitioners, calligraphy is much more – it is an advanced spiritual practice requiringwestern deep concentration, balanced emotions and a deep connection with heaven to ensure that the most beautiful message and energy will flow through the characters. Thus, in its highest expression, calligraphy produces so much more than pretty pictures for the wall. It is an ancient practice than can be applied in other areas of modern life, such as healing. This holds true both for the viewer and for the practitioner. The more aligned is the writer in soul, heart, mind and body, and the higher the frequency of the writer, the higher the frequency of the technique and the more powerful the healing reflected in the stroke. 

Likewise, the more “at one” is the recipient, the better the message of the image is received. One of the key exponents of the cursive, or flowing, style of Chinese calligraphy is Professor ..., a woman scholar of great distinction who now resides in Toronto and is more than 100 years old. Born and growing up in the Forbidden City of Peking, she was schooled in a unique form of one-stroke calligraphy called Yi Bi Zi (pronounced ee bee dz) by Tai Shi, preceptor to Puyi, the last emperor of China. So refined is this calligraphic art that until recently, she had been the only person ever to qualify as lineage holder and be appointed to carry on this powerful form. 

She had made a vow never to teach this sacred art form. However in 2013, she selected her student, my teacher, as sole direct lineage holder. Invoking the spirit and blessing of her own teacher, she performed a rite of initiation dating back millennia and formally transmitted to her successor the wisdom and power behind this special technique, as well as permission to train others that might themselves later qualify to expand and carry on the lineage. She passed on this rarely taught sacred healing art of creating each word with only a single, continuous brush stroke.

In her unique technique of Yi Bi Zi, there is one uninterrupted roll of the brush, one harmonious stroke, instead of any number of smaller strokes that must be combined to form a standard ideogram. Sometimes more than 20 such small strokes are needed to produce a single character. Conversely, the graceful flow of the single Yi Bi Zi stroke introduces an element of oneness; it sends a further message of unity and oneness flowing through the character, be it light, peace, good health, prosperity, success or what-have-you.

As a means for the practitioner to align soul, heart, mind and body, this technique is also a powerful form of healing. “Any word formed through Yi Bi Zi in its form, strength and purpose can be used to help the ill and those in need in any aspect of their lives,” she says.





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