"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: A Brush with Emptiness

Alok Hsu Kwang-han is a Zen calligraphic painter from China whose work is a startling synthesis of the beauty of Chinese calligraphy, the spontaneity and simplicity of Zen, and the evolution of healing in Western psychotherapy. An artist with a diverse background, Alok has earned academic degrees from American universities in mathematics, Christian theology, sociology and the psychology of religion. He has taught sociology of religion and psychology of transcendence, and in China translated and published 20 books on meditation.

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One-on-One Tutorial Retreats

New  For experienced artists: As I am now 82 years old, I would like to pass on to a few sincere students who want to study with me in depth the Zen creativity that has arisen in me and continues to evolve through me . We begin with a 5-day one-on-one tutorial retreat at my home studio in Sedona, Arizona, USA. If you are interested, please view the documentary, Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude as well as what the individual tutorial students from London, Israel, Brazil and USA 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, they created this stunning and transformational 69 minute documentary. Available as on-line steaming or DVD on kinonow.com.  Thank you, Shaeri and Jerry!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAILER

Zen Calligraphic Portraits

Alok offers private Zen Calligraphic Portrait sessions, his best-known work around the world, in person or over Zoom, to individuals, couples, families or organizations.  He paints what you need to see-- your energy, your beauty, your evolution, your issues cast in a new light. He explores the painting with you, for you to move through your issues, to clarify your direction, to enjoy your silence, and to come home to yourself!


To view the portraits as striking fine art and what the clients have said about their experience, please begin here.

NEW! Zoom calligraphic portrait sessions with Alok:

"Our Zoom portrait session with Alok"

"It was pretty amazing to see Alok face-to-face at his painting table in his beautiful home without leaving ours. The picture and sound were crystal clear and we felt like we were in the room with him. What really surprised us was the transmission of his energy and essence  that we felt so strongly as if we were with him in person.

... We watched, mesmerized, as Alok painted around the stamps with one beautiful and meaningful stroke unfolding before our eyes.

We love our new couples' portrait. As always, time spent with Alok is playful, engaging and profound whether in person or over Zoom. Our online "test" had been successful. But even more, Alok had taken us as a couple into a new realm of self-discovery and it was accomplished effortlessly on a computer screen.
Amazing!" Shaeri Richards & Jerry Hartleben, who made the beautiful Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of the Zen Dude.

To commission your portrait contact Alok directly : alok@zencalligraphy.com

Zen Calligraphy, Alok Hsu Kwang-han