Beauty of Ink Calligraphy Workshop with Thich Giac Thien (覺善) 

Wednesday, February 7th 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Thich (Reverend) Giac Thien entered the Buddhist order in 1998. While studying Buddhist Philosophy at Van Hanh Buddhist University, he was tutored by Le Quoc Phong, a leading calligrapher. Inspired by the philosophy of ying-yang—the interplay of opposites—Thich Giac Thien developed a fluid style, blending vigorous and gentle brushstrokes, to create elegant texts. Thich Giac Thien’s newly developed script is ubiquitous throughout Vietnam. His calligraphy includes the digraphs and diacritic symbols that were first developed by the Portuguese and refined by the French to Romanize the Vietnamese language.

Enrollment is limited to 6 participants per session. To register, contact

The Collaborative Learning Space is the large glass room on the main level of the library.