- Le Grand Banc
- Immersion Retreatshtrae.noisremmi@xaj
Suitable for all Tibetan calligraphers, this retreat is for those who wish to revise, elevate and refine their writing ability away from complacency.
Offering a rare opportunity to study and practice in the beautiful and peacefully conducive atmosphere of Le Grand Banc – An extraordinary secluded hilltop private hamlet, surrounded by the wild nature of the Luberon hills in Provence, France. This place holds great legacy, where famous artists were inspired and high society once escaped.
It has been several years since Tashi has instructed during a retreat situation – celebrated for providing an undistracted, fully immersed joyful experience, not just about the technicalities of writing, but instruction founded and imbued with Buddha Dharma.
What to expect – To synchronise as influential calligraphers – in a designated classroom, the course moves swiftly through all other super and subscribed syllables, as well as punctuations of the Uchen script. Focus will be on the shared mastery of penmanship and brush work, with mantra and manuscript composition explained with all typical traditional disciplines applied.
Each day starts with meditation, as to calm and focus the mind – primed to engage with two deep sessions of calligraphy instruction and practice throughout the day.
There is an in-house chef to provide predominantly vegetarian meals, with dinner marking a relaxed conclusion of the day, to heartily bond with fellow calligraphers.
Accommodation – Le Grand Banc comprises of individual apartments, which occupy the cluster of several stone buildings, comfortably furnished and graced with many inspiring artworks. There are en suite double apartments, to single or shared rooms – which differ in prices to suit.
Retreat price: Cost starts at €1,600 for the week, all inclusive. Price may vary depending on room status, as above.
To book and secure a place on the retreat, please contact the immersion retreat operations manager Jax, as above. She will answer any questions, such as prices and advise on the most suitable apartment you may like to stay in.
Fly to: Marseille or Avignon airport
Train to: Avignon > Manosque
Airport Transfers: Group transfers are available on demand from Marseille.
Please bring: plenty of paper (advised A3 size) and all writing implements: pens, brushes, ink, pencil, sharpener, eraser, rule, note-book.
Recommended pens: a selection of the reliable Pilot Parallel pen nib sizes, 3.0, 3.8 and 4.5. Uchen replacement nibs if possible. For dip-in-ink pens are the New Age Pratikpen Uchen/ume set.