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
The art of calligraphy is not only painting of beautiful pictures. At it's highest forms, it
is in fact a kind of
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.
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.
students who just want to try it for a funn, while others work
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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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
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
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
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
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.