Painting the Eight Auspicious Symbols for the Dalai Lama (Part II) by Carmen Mensink

The origins and meanings of the Eight Auspicious SymbolsIn my previous article,* I wrote about the large paintings that I was asked to create for the visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Netherlands in 2009 and 2014. Traditionally, highly…

'Teaching Western Women an Ancient Tibetan Art' by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

This Buddha was created through a joint effort by virtual apprentices around the world. "The attention given to each stitch has brought my own spiritual practice into new focus, and just like spiritual practice, this too is a continual process…