In Tao Sangha we believe in the power of healing through many different avenues, and we envision a world where people's lives become richer and healthier through the heart of giving. The Tao Sangha Toronto Healing Centre was created with this heart in order to give people an opportunity to heal through activities and programs ranging from Buddhist meditation and spirituality to art, from holistic health practices to music, from martial arts to tea ceremony, yoga to clowning, and more!
SHODO is one of the oldest and most profound traditional art forms in Japan, developed and appreciated since the 5th century.
The world of calligraphy has its long rich history which went through many possible calligraphic styles and expressions during its over 3000 years of existence.
SHODO is not only a highly regarded art form in Japan, but it is also both a skill and anesthetic.
The depth of beauty in SHODO is the result of diverse techniques being accompanied by a flow of brush and ink, essentially with an inner silence/stillness and spiritual concentration.
"SHODO" is a Japanese word which is often translated and described as
"the way of artistic handwriting or beautiful writing".
Another meaning is "the art of traditional Japanese calligraphy".
It is written with 2 Kanji characters.
SHO 書: to write, writing
DO 道: the path, the way or the TAO
Three classes on Thursday, November 19,
6:00 - 7:15 pm
7:30 - 8:45 pm
*Each class is a maximum of 4 students in the one classroom, RSVP.
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Everyone is welcome to come on a drop-in basis, at $18 per class.
All Brushes and paper will be supplied for the class, included in the fee.
Please register for the next class. (call[masked] or email to [masked])
Classes require a minimum of 3 students.
To Register, please pay the class fee($18) from below(online) or drop-by at Centre.
Learn Sumi-E painting
The Next Sumi-E Workshop with Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto (Hakuho) will be on Sunday, June 9th, from 1-3pm.
Everyone welcome to join, from beginner to advanced.
Fee: $28. Space is limited, so please sign up.
Register to Sumi-E Workshop
Sumi-e is an ink painting. In the Japanese language, “Sumi” means ink and “e” means painting. Ink is painted on washi (rice paper) using brushes, and sometimes subtle watercolor is added. Ink painting was brought from China to Japan six hundred years ago by Zen Buddhist monks, and Japanese ink painting traditions and innovations then developed. In North America, Sumi-e is practiced by artists from many cultural backgrounds, and Sumi-e continues to grow as a creative art form.
Hiroshi Yamamoto (HAKUHO),
received Ruth Yamada Award at the end of 2015 from Canada Sumie Association.
Born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan graduated from the Kyoto Industrial Design Institute and the Kyoto Japanese Art School, studied Japanese Traditional Art and Art History. Hiroshi also studied under Rokuro Yamamoto, a Nihonga master, and is deeply influenced by Hasegawa Tohaku [masked]). Hiroshi resides in Canada and has exhibited his work in over twenty solo and group shows.