Cultivate Concentration and Calm

samedi 03 et dimanche déc. 04ème,2022
de 9h00 à 13h00 HE


This is a virtual LIVE WORKSHOP

Instructor: Emma JM. Ates, RP, RCAT, DTATI, CCP
Location: Virtual Live Event on Zoom
Cost: $108 CAD + GST/HST included
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About the Workshop

The Mindful Circles workshop is based on the mindful art of Thich Nhat Hanh. During this 4-week 60-minute workshop, you are invited to establish a contemplative creative practice on mindful circles that will explore concentration, stability, and calm within.


Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (also known as Thay) is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace, and an artist with unique and popular works of calligraphy – short phrases and words capturing the essence of his mindfulness teachings (Plum Village, 2022).

Workshop Description

The workshop will start with a small introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and artwork with video and images. Then, during the 6 weeks, we will explore gradually breath and concentration, breath and lines, breath and circles, breath and words using a variety of writings on concentration and calm-abiding (Shamata) internal and external formal practices. The contemplative creative approaches are introduced as an adjunct to your practice of mindfulness and meditation.

**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT art therapy, and it is not meant as a calligraphy workshop. This is not a substitute for training in Buddhist Psychology and Philosophy, brushwork calligraphy, calligraphy, or any mental health professions and creative art therapies.




  • No artistic experience is needed.

  • Regular practice of mindfulness is preferred for this workshop, but not mandatory.



  • Discover Thich Nhat Hanh’s life, writings, and mindful art practice.

  • Introduction to calm-abiding practice (Shamata) to develop concentration, stability, and calm.

  • Explore the concentration methods with breath and lines and mindful circles.

  • Cultivate a regular contemplative creative practice with mindful circles and contemplation.