Poor vision leads to one-stroke calligraphy

Due to the overwhelming response from the public Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s One-Stroke Calligraphy exhibition which is organized by Fo Guang Shan Malaysia  from 15th November till 1st December 2013 is extended until 15th December 2013 at Sutera Mall (East Wing), Level 4, Johor Bahru

About 100 pieces of calligraphy are on display and proceeds from these exhibition will be channeled to the Fo Guang Shan building fund in Johor Bahru.

Due to diabetes, Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s eye sight had deteriorated. In one of the explanatory notes in the exhibition, he said, “Since I cannot see, I can only estimate the spacing between characters.  Once my brush is dipped in ink, I must complete it within one stroke.  If I am unable to finish in one stroke, then I will not know where to start with the second stroke.  Relying on my intuition, no matter how many characters from a phrase I need to write, I must accomplish it in one stoke to reach my goal.  Thus it is called ‘One-Stroke Calligraphy'”.

The One-Stroke Calligraphy exhibition had been held at many places around the world such as Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Austria, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia & Singapore.

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Part of the perimeter of the exhibition venue


About a hundred of such calligraphy on display


Chief Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Malaysia and Singapore, Venerable Jue Cheng with exhibition’s volunteers


Venerable Jue Cheng


Picture of Venerable Master Hsing Yun speaks a thousand word


More calligraphy on display


The mock-up of the place where the writing takes place


The necessities of calligraphy


The different phases on Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s life


Explanation on the term ‘One-Stroke Calligraphy’


‘Don’t look at my writing, please look at my heart’
Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition
Listening attentively to Venerable Jue Cheng