Secret of the Brush
with Dairyu Michael Wenger
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Dairyu Michael Wenger will be offering a first brush workshop at BZC after his lecture the morning of November 23. His art runs the gamut from “primitive” cave painting to the post-modern. It is influenced by traditional Asian brush work, modern painting, New Yorker cartoons—from doodles to Bizarro.
Its subjects are sports, meditation, politics, social conventions, puns… in short, everything that crosses his brush/mind. In creations of paper, brush and ink, the secret is in each stroke of the brush.
Women’s Koan Book Launch
Sat., Nov. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
On November 23 in San Francisco, there will be a public celebration of the release of a ground-breaking book of Buddhist women’s teaching stories.
The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred stories and koans about women from the time of the Buddha until the present, each illuminated with a reflection by a contemporary Buddhist woman teacher. Contributors include BZC’s Laurie Senauke and Karen Sundheim.
From 7:00 – 9:00 pm on November 23rd at the San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Church (1187 Franklin Street at Geary), there will be a lively program of performance, readings, discussion, and book-signings with the co-editors Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, and many of the prominent contributors, including Sylvia Boorstein, Joanna Macy, Jane Hirshfield, Natalie Goldberg, Merle Kodo Boyd, Viveka Chen, and Bobby Rhodes. The event is by donation, and books will be available for purchase.
To register (free or by donation) please visit: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/488563.