SSI USA Presents: A Meditative Approach to Creativity

with Tibetan Calligraphy Artist Tashi Mannox

Friday Evening, May 5th through Sunday Afternoon, May 7th, 2017
Special Event on Monday, May 8th

Friday Talk: 5:30 – 7:30 PM ET
Saturday and Sunday Sessions: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET (Please arrive by 9:15 AM ET)
Special Event Monday, May 8th (limited spots and by donation to Khandroling Paper Cooperative)

Workshop with Tibetan Calligraphy Artist Tashi Mannox

Renowned calligrapher and artist Tashi Mannox will present an interactive workshop where participants bring their hand and heart of awareness while creating an ensō* and selected seed syllables. Tashi will explain the historical and contemporary sacred integrity of Tibetan calligraphy and mark-making, and how to unite heaven and earth though the creative process of spiritual practice in art – as a means of liberating the mind.

The unique nature of this weekend workshop which is co-sponsored by Shang Shung Institute and Khandroling Paper Cooperative, is to realize the perfection in the imperfection, with an attitude of non expectation and fearlessness through creativity. Anybody can attend and does not need previous artistic experience as a calligrapher.

Some paper, ink and brushes provided.










Wrathful HUM by Tashi Mannox

*an ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of traditional Japanese Zen ink painting, a circle that is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.


Friday Night, May 5th, 2017– Book Signing and Reception– 5:30-7:30 PM
On the evening of Friday, May 5th, a public reception and book signing of Tashi’s new publication ‘Sacred Scripts’ – A Meditative Journey through Tibetan Calligraphy – illuminating the beauty of the various and endangered Tibetan scripts, through inspiring, if not thought provoking Buddhist quotes and Buddha images. Endorsed by H.H Dalai Lama.

Saturday, May 6, 2017:
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Class with tea break
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break (Bring your own or potluck)
1:30 – 5:00 PM Class with tea break
Dinner TBA

Optional: for those interested Khandroling Paper Cooperative will give a hands on introduction to papermaking after dinner.

Sunday, May 7, 2017:
Same as Saturday through 5:00 PM
Dinner TBA

SPECIAL EVENT: Monday, May 8, 2017
(Limited spots left; event by donation to Khandroling Paper Cooperative)
In the Khandroling Paper Studio with Tashi to make calligraphy PAPER using sacred texts and substances added to traditional Asian fibers. Limited to 6 people. This is a very special event. Please apply early. By donation.


Location: All events are scheduled to take place at 18 Schoolhouse Road in Conway, Massachusetts, 01341, unless otherwise noted. Please note that the Shang Shung Institute does not provide lodging and lodging is not included in the registration. More information on lodging options can be found through this link.

REGISTRATION: Please register using the PayPal button below or contact secretary @ or (413) 369-4928 for more information.

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