one stroke makes a painting: ensō & other zen paintings

Zen art expresses the inexpressible as it helps to transform the way we see ourselves in the world. It is both the ultimate statement and the beginning of the journey all at once. The form of the circle is iconic to the formation of many languages, be it as a symbol for the moon, the sun, the wheel of reality. Known as the ensō in Japan, it is the most common subject of zen calligraphy. Its essence can be difficult to grasp.

Winter Solstice: Struck by the Inner Light

Rumi scholar and interpreter Fatemeh Keshavarz and musician Jessika Kenney will create a deeply meditative evening that touches the soul and makes space for the liminal mysteries that unfold throughout this season. The threads of hope that fill Rumi’s lines will inspire us to reach beyond our knowing, toward a vision for humanity that is beautiful, courageous and pregnant with God.

Visions of Mary: Ancient Images with Modern Relevance

Enjoy a meditative experience that will help you enter more deeply into the season of Advent with an open and courageous heart. Images of Chartres Cathedral from author and photographer Jill Geoffrion invite you to contemplate the meaning of your life, faith, and purpose while celebrating the release of her new book, Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at the Chartres Cathedral.