Contemplative Creativity Lab: Slow Handwriting - A Contemplative Practice [Online]

with Barbara Bash

June 12th

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  • $25 Program Price
  • $40 Patron Price

Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. 

Drop in to this close at hand visual voice and discover the creative self. 

We will slow down our handwriting - working big, loose and illegible - small precise and clear - with pencils, pens and brushes, letting our true expression come forth. 

Letters become words become three line poems. The alphabet sings.

BARBARA BASH is a lover of the alphabet, a calligrapher, illustrator, author, teacher and longtime buddhist practitioner. Her book True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude was completely handwritten except for the bar code !  Visit -

Supplies to have on hand: Paper, about 10 sheets. Even 11” office paper is okay. Good size if possible, a few sheets of 18” x 24” paper. Various pens, pencils, brushes and ink or watercolor (or strong tea!).

Contemplative Creativity Lab is about engaging the senses, bringing the fullness of our awareness to any activity, and connecting with our world. Everyone is warmly welcome, no exceptions. There is no need for any experience with art or meditation to take part. See more.


This program is a collaboration between Seattle Shambhala and LA Shambhala Centers. Registration is through the LA Shambhala Website.