Alok Hsu Kwang-han - 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


Alok Hsu Kwang-han

Master calligraphic painter and Zen teacher

Alok Hsu Kwang-han is a Zen calligraphic painter from China whose work is a confluence of the beauty of Chinese calligraphy, the spontaneity and depth of Zen, and the evolution of healing in Western psychotherapy. An artist with a diverse background, he came to America in 1950 as an 11-year-old refugee from the civil war in China.

He earned academic degrees in mathematics, Christian theology, sociology, and psychology of religion. He has taught sociology of religion and psychology of transcendence, and, in China, has translated and published 20 books on meditation. He has made 20 journeys to India to explore and incorporate the sources of Eastern spiritual practices into his art.

Alok has exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Swedish National Museum of Ethnography, the Great Hall of Exhibition in Shanghai, and the Water Harp Temple and Garden in Pune, India. At his home studio in Sedona, Arizona, he teaches individual immersion tutorial retreats for experienced artists. He is the subject of the feature documentary Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude..

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A Brush With Emptiness

December 17 - 22, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Open your eyes to Zen as art and art as Zen. Master calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han will show you the way to rest in the spaciousness of your being, be intimate with the potential in “not-knowing,” and allow your brush to dance along the canvas from emptiness to create beautiful calligraphic images. Each morning...