Zen of Self: Calligraphy & Philosophy

A Japanese KANJI "Zen".


Does your child grapple with the big existential questions of life? Do they have heaps of potential but feel stressed or stuck in these uncertain times? Through the art of Japanese calligraphy and philosophical conversation, acclaimed 2e instructor, Mike Cantlon, MEd, will create the space to practice mindfulness, introspection and connection. Hundreds of 2e teens have been through Mike's gifted classes and experience the feeling of total acceptance, belonging and peace of mind that Mike forges with members who may be grappling with the big existential questions of life.

AGES: 12-18

DURATION: April 22 - June 10, 2021

MEETS: Thursdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 10:00am Seattle/ 1:00pm New York/ 6:00pm London

COST: $30/meeting, billed as an 8-class session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: A paint or calligraphy brush, black watercolor paint, and art or drawing paper.

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Cantlon, MEd 

Mike Cantlon has dedicated his career to improving the learning environment of gifted and talented students and to helping people better understand the unique needs of highly capable children. He created a college campus residential summer camp for gifted students grades 6-12 called Satori. In Spokane Public Schools, Cantlon was instrumental in the identification of highly capable students, he taught in the Tessera Program, and was also the chair of a gifted education task force resulting in the Odyssey Program. He has been an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University and works collaboratively with the Gifted Education Center at Whitworth University.

"It is a real breakthrough that my kiddo is choosing to participate. I think that he always wants to participate in group talks, etc. but is always intimidated probably because of being different. I just want to extend my thanks so much for creating a place where my son feels safe to socialize - or at least be present to observe. Thank you!"

— Parent of a Zen of Self Student