Meditation Calligraphy Class 瞑想書道

Instead of painting characters, you will use my original and unique text created specifically for the Meditation Calligraphy class. It is based on elements of nature and was created to help you focus on the brush and your energy flow. As you focus on the oneness with the brush, you will easily transcend your thoughts.

Every session has a theme focusing on an element. For example, ‘water’. Using your imagination, you will picture your favorite place of water such as a waterfall, the ocean, or a river. As you move your brush, think of the water flow...feel the water...be one with the water...

I will guide you through the meditation. For online classes, I will ask to mute your audio during the Zoom session, but you can have your own background music if you wish. I will explain the process before we start and you can ask any questions during the meditation session for clarification.   

書道は完璧な美しい文字を追求する日本の文化。美しさへの追求はその結果に重点が置かれたもの。けれども、私にとっての書道はそれだけのものではない。

結果以上に大切なものがある。それは、瞑想へいざなう道そのもの。

筆を動かす繋がりゆく瞬間に息吹が注ぎ込まれ、エネルギーの終結を体感する。筆と我との一体感が無の中に生まれ、瞬間の永遠を感じさせるもの。この瞬間のつながりの中、囚われなき自己表現によって本来の自己に触れてゆく。瞑想書道は、未知なる自分との再会の時。時と空間を超えて、忘れ去られたものを集めるための道。

 

書くことから離れてしまった現代社会。文字に秘められる自己のエネルギーを、言葉と共に送り、受け取る… この原始的な動作は、多くのエネルギー交換を可能にして、互いの心に深いよりどころを作ってくれる。このエネルギーのサークルで癒される人の心は計り知れない。瞑想書道は、無機質なコンピューターの代わりに筆を握って思いを込める大切さに気付かせてくれる道。

宇宙との一体化により独自に始めた瞑想書道。その為に創作したオリジナルのテキストを使いながら、筆と一体化することで瞑想の域に入ってゆきます。

自然のエレメントをベースにし、自分のあるがままの姿を筆の動きと共に表現してゆくプロセスは、楽しさの中に宿る神聖な流れを感じるものとなるでしょう。全てはあなたの外なる宇宙と内なる宇宙との共鳴で生まれます。

 

瞑想書道の目的は、自然の流れの中で、自分を自由に表現することで忘れていた自分と再会すること。描くという腕(体)の’動’ と、内から溢れるエネルギーとの融合で、自分があふれ出る。穏やかなエネルギーの流れにのり、漂う様に身も心も任せれば、ふっと気が付いた瞬間には瞑想の中にいることでしょう。

 

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The meditation calligraphy class with Eri Fukase was fantastic! Such a special way to quiet the mind and to connect with the energy of the brushstroke. It’s as if mind and body become one, expressing your soul. It was also amazing how in just a few minutes Eri was able to teach us how to paint a complex and meaningful kanji character. I can’t wait to do this again! Feeling very grateful for this special experience.

 

~ Maria D.

 

 

It was wonderful! I really enjoyed when you held the brush and counted and made it rhythmic…that helped! Thanks!

 

~ Jason T.

 

 

Really enjoyable and at the same time challenging practice. Would love to continue learning. It’s a gift to combine spirituality and art in one stroke (not always a simple one). Thank you so very much for a wonderful experience.

 

With gratitude,

 

~ Helen K.

 

 

I loved this! Eri was great at explaining how to do it, then she came around and drew it with me…I found it easier to find the feeling of the brush on the page. If I lived near her, I would take classes with her for sure. Thanks, Eri.

 

~ Amanda J.

 

 

This workshop was amazing. I loved the instruction and feel I did well with the direction given. Thank you so much for your mastery and care for the North American Jikiden Reiki Congress.
 

Much gratitude,

 

~ Louie L.

 

 

Thank you so much for the feeling of calligraphy! Such an art and honour to learn; and have so much attention for everyone! Your passion is huge. Thank you.

 

~ Kitty S.

 

 

This calligraphy session was simultaneously stimulating and relaxing. The beauty and peace the strokes revealed were lovely. I can easily understand how calligraphy can be used for meditation.

 

Beautifully taught, and such a treat to have such a unique piece of art to treasure.

 

~ Lorraine M.

 

 

Our class was learning to write nen in calligraphy. It was a moving mediation, and very enjoyable, and calming! Thank you!

 

~ Dottie M.

 

 

Thank you for a wonderful class. I really enjoyed your patient instruction.

 

~ Paul S.

 

 

I enjoyed learning how to move my body with the brush to create the kanji. It was very meditative. Thank you.

 

~ Anne B.

 

 

Thank you for the wonderful teaching of calligraphy. Your patience in teaching made the class very enjoyable and helped everyone to create a piece of art from the heart.

 

~ Laura C.

 

 

I liked the focus of feeling the strokes. I am not artistic, so I feel intimidated by doing any artwork, but Eri encouraged and reminded us to feel the essence of nen, so I just had fun. Thank you for the experience.

 

~ Dolphyn B.

 

 

It’s amazing the peace and stillness that I felt during this activity. Best way to bring in some zen in a relaxing and yet fun activity. Thank you!

 

~ Joan N.

 

 

Thank you! We learned so much and many life lessons! Very enjoyable and ever-lasting experience.

 

~ Jeannette S.

 

 

I really enjoyed the class. Having you help hold the brush made all the difference. My practice sheets became better and better. Very enjoyable! Thanks!

 

~ Carol D.

 

 

Eri is so great to learn Japanese calligraphy from. It is an art I would love to pursue. She gave excellent instructions and was very helpful. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to learn this meditative art. Thank you.

 

~ Tammy T.

 

 

Ah…I feel like I’m in a different frame of mind, my printing here and now has that feeling of more depth. But, at times I was close to frustration not able to reproduce particularly the thickness and fine points at beginning and end. I feel the meaning of now/heart is coming in more. Thank you.

 

~ Sherran P.

 

 

I just loved the class! The presentation explained what we should ‘feel’ during the calligraphy. I even started crying from a wave of emotion that swept over me. Thank you for the opportunity and experience.

 

~ Cindy G.

 

 

Eri-san is a wonderful instructor with clear instructions. Her spirit is amazing and I want to learn more. This was so enjoyable. Everyone should try this! Thank you so much!

 

~ Erin S.