- Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Sunday, 21 May 2017 – 10:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Wisdom Hall, River Terrace (map L)
Situated along the River Terrace, Wisdom Hall houses an infusion of culture and traditional art that showcases the underlying theme of “Journey to Mindfulness”. Catering to visitors of all ages, activities range from painting exhibitions to creating scratch art using unique scratch pens.
One Stroke Calligraphy
An exhibition of select pieces of ‘One Stroke Calligraphy’ produced by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Despite near blindness and shaking hands, Ven. Master Hsing Yun is able to let his heart guide his hands in completing the unique “one-stroke calligraphy”. He encourages everyone to practice mindfulness by finding peace between chaos and noise – and to see beyond the writing, and to look at one’s heart. The “One Stroke Calligraphy” embodies compassion, generosity and wisdom.
Mindfulness Scratch Art
This section invites participants to make image of Buddha and Bodhisattva in scratch art by using solely a scratch pen. ‘Mindfulness Scratch Art’ encourages meditation through art-making. Participants will learn to stay focus, patient & compassionate in this process.
Humble Table, Wise Fare, by Master Hsing Yun, is a collection of shorts and simple sayings that are applicable to everyday life, and yet filled with the wisdom of the Dharma. Copying Humble Table, Wise Fare mindfully will cultivate the body and mind of the participants and shed a new light into their daily lives.
Chinese Calligraphy Experience
Chinese calligraphy is the essence of Chinese art. The calligraphy strokes embody technique, nature, emotion, knowledge and wisdom. In this section, public are invited to interact with a calligrapher and experience calligraphy creating on the spot. Furthermore, there will be a calligrapher presenting fan calligraphy.
Mind Garden – An Exhibition of Buddha’s Paintings by Sofan Chan
Dharma seeds are everywhere, once they are planted in the fertile soil of the mind, they grow and spread. From a seed to a forest. Provide fruits to feed many. What is your Dharma seed? Have you well looked after it? Grow your Dharma seeds and share your unique Dharma with the world.