"I teach Zen as art and art as Zen.
This Zen art serves as a exhilarating path for our healing,
awakening, and living our unique art of life."

                                                                      Alok Hsu Kwang-han

Workshops & Events

Zen Creativity and the Art of Life and Death
Every Third Thursday @ Sedona Arts Center

Join us for an active meditation, Chinese tea, and conversation with Zen master teacher and calligrapher, Alok Kwang-han, on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Alok will lead an hour-long meditation combining movement and stillness, serve you Chinese tea from his home province, and introduce and inspire our authentic exploration and sharing on "the art of life and death". Love offering requested but not required.  Drop-ins welcome, please come a few minutes before 6 pm! read more

Zen Calligraphic Portraits

New through Skype-- 
Alok’s best known work now available to you wherever you are in the world!  In a private 11/2 hour to 2 hour face-to-face or Skype portrait session, Alok paints your Zen calligraphic portrait and explores it with you for your healing, awakening, and being intimate with who you are. Your portrait is then sent to China and mounted on a beautiful Chinese scroll. read more

Tutorial Retreats

New  For experienced artists: Since turning 77 in October, 2015, I would like to pass on the Zen creativity that has been given to me and evolved through me to a few sincere students who would like to study with me in depth. We begin with a 5-day individual tutorial retreat at my home studio in Sedona, Arizona, USA. If you are interested, please view the documentary on ZenDudeMovie.com as well as what the individual tutorial students from London, Israel, and Brazil have shared on facebook.com/AlokZencalligraphy then send me an email: alok@zencalligraphy.com.

Zen Dude Movie

Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude, is the award-winning feature documentary created by Shaeri Richards and Jerry Hartleben. Shaeri came to Alok's workshop in Sedona, went home and told her husband, Jerry, a veteran Hollywood director and cinematographer. They first wanted to do a short "art" film about Alok's work, but got caught up in the energy of Zen Creativity.  33 hours of filming later, with no editorial or financial input from Alok, they created this stunning and transformational 69 minute documentary. Available as on-line steaming or DVD on the filmmakers' website: zendudemovie.com Thank you, Shaeri and Jerry!

Zen Calligraphy, Alok Hsu Kwang-han