Thangka Painting Classes

Carmen Mensink offers Thangka painting classes and retreats over the world, such as this annual retreat in a beautiful Buddhist Center in Italy.

Each course offers a different Tibetan Buddhist subject or deity, such as Green Tara or White Tara, the most important female Buddhas, or the Medicine Buddha, the Buddha of Healing.

In a thangka class, one learns not only how to draw or paint a Buddha, but Carmen will also teaches about the symbolism and the Buddhist philosophy behind it, as well as the meditation and mantra of the deity.

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Besides giving thangka classes Carmen also gives lectures on Buddhist art in museums and universities.