Clatskanie - Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie will host a calligraphy teacher, Kazuaki Tanahashi, for a weekend workshop and performance from 6 p.m. Jan. 23 through 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

Anyone interested in meditation, calligraphy or painting is welcome to attend. No experience is necessary.

The workshop will culminate with a calligraphy performance by Tanahashi at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. A $100 fee includes meditation, instruction, dormitory accommodations, art supplies and materials, and vegetarian meals.

Tanahashi is an artist and writer trained in Japan now living in Berkeley, Calif.

Great Vow Zen Monastery is at 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road in the old Quincy-Mayger Elementary School, 5 miles outside Clatskanie, across from Quincy Greenhouse. Mailing address is P.O. Box 368, Clatskanie, OR 97016.

For more information, call registrar Jena Botte, (503) 728-0654 or visit ( for details, driving directions and online registration.


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