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Praise for Dakini As Art

Latest Dakini As Art Commissions! Stunning renditions of dakinis Kurukulle and Simhamukha by Soyolmaa Davaakhuu, created specifically for a unique buyer and her practice. From the delighted buyer for both a series of prints purchased and…
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TibetColor | Exhibition, Screening and Workshops by Leslie Nguyen Temple in NYC

The first exhibition of Tibetan thangka and appliqué masters Terris and Leslie Nguyen Temple Tibetan thangka and appliqué artists Terris and Leslie Nguyen Temple join the Trace Foundation for two weeks in October, exploring their lives’…

Practicing Perfection in Art, Buddhism, and Life by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Detail of Buddha’s face by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo I was listening to my favorite podcast as I drove home from a retreat last month. In a reversal of roles, On Being host Krista Tippett was being interviewed by writer Pico Iyer. The occasion…

Deconstructing Bridges and Forging New Highways with Dharma Art (Part II) by Tilly Campbell-Allen

Shamanic cave art. From realneo.us “Whoever speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthralls and overpowers, while at the same time he lifts the idea he is seeking to express out of the occasional and the transitory…

A Buddhist Perspective on Conceptual Art by Tiffani Gyatso

Art for art’s sake has never been an overriding motivation in Tibetan culture or Tibetan Buddhism. For example, we can understand thangka painting, the sacred art of depicting icons, as a meditational tool. This article will explore these…

Emperors, Lamas, and Silk: the Origin of Fabric Thangkas by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Green Tara. China, 13th century, kesi (slit tapestry). Asian Art Museum of San FranciscoThangka paintings are Tibet’s most plentiful and portable form of sacred art. Less known and rarely seen are the highly prized appliqué thangkas. In fact,…

The Medicine Buddha and the Power of Healing by Faith Stone

The Medicine Buddha is a healing Buddha from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Many cultures have healing deities or rituals, and the Medicine Buddha is a profound practice for healing physical, mental, and emotional ailments. It is even more…

Deconstructing Bridges and Forging New Highways with Dharma Art (Part I) by Tilly Campbell-Allen

Visually, there are two forms of language: one that has to be learned and one that communicates directly with the other-than-conscious part of our mind. The patterns of visual language have been formulating from a cosmic blueprint since…

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…
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ART For Blessings

This December 2015 and until January 31th, 2016 exquisite DAKINI Art is being dedicated to support final post-production of this amazing film on extraordinary nuns into 7 languages for global international access.Significant proceeds throughout…
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Introducing New Dakini Artists

An amazing and diverse group it is, once again.In December and January we are introduced a series of works by three new artists to the collective:  Paola Minelli (Italian thangka painter)Ti Campbell-Allen (English born, French based Silk artist/painter)and…
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NEW Products: Stretched Canvases and Calendars

Dakini As Art is happy to offer you high quality new products that make excellent gifts for loved ones or yourself!Stretched CanvasesFor our Fine Art Prints on Canvas we now offer 'Stretched Canvases' - ready to hang art prints mounted to wood…

Let It Be: Creativity in the Moment by Zoe Redman

Zoe Redman working with Michel RajiFrom a very early age I’ve enjoyed spending time alone. As a young girl growing up in England, communing with nature, I would crush stones to see the beautiful colors inside, make potions out of rose petals,…

Painting the Eight Auspicious Symbols for the Dalai Lama by Carmen Mensink

The painting of the Eight Auspicious Symbols that was made for the Dalai Lama in 2009The Eight Auspicious Symbols, or Ashtamangala, are perhaps the most well-known group of symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. Consisting of the parasol, the pair of…

Twelve Years of Thangka Art: Apprenticeship, Personal Practice, & Evolution by Tiffani Gyatso

A commonly held view is that the body houses the soul—but have you ever thought that the soul could live elsewhere?I have experienced that feeling. Although my body was born in 1981 to my German mother in Brazil, where I grew up, 18 years…
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Ani Choying Drolma: On 'What Is The Dakini?'

Ani Choying Drolma's unique response to the questions... 'What Is The Dakini?' and 'What is the Dakini As Art?'A preview clip from The Yogini Project's film "Women On The Path," excerpted from an interview with Ani Choying Drolma. Kathmandu,…
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Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser: 100% To Support Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Relief Efforts - Thangka Art Prints by Nepali Artists 'Images Of Enlightenment'

Final Update: Dakini As Art raised a total of $5259.17 through 24 fine art print sales through our online galleries, plus 25 fine art cards sold at a Red Tara retreat by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bodhicharya Berlin, as part of our May Nepal Fundraiser. All…
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Reflections On Traditional & Contemporary Art ~ Tiffani Gyatso

Dakini As Art artist Tiffani Gyatso reflects on her training and experience in traditional thankga painting and extemporaneous contemporary forms, where they inform each other, and the discipline and freedom she discovered through the practice…

The Tsurphu Thangkas, 1992-1997 - Leslie Nguyen Temple

Living in Tibet for 5 years - let alone creating the huge thangkas for HH Karmapa at Tsurphu - was beyond any wishful fantasy.It was a remarkable time to see HH Karmapa enthroned in Tibet and being connected through this miraculous task to this…
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108 Doors ~ Zoe Redman

a multi-media performance an improvisation between colour, sound and light Zoë Redman concept.performance/painting Mark Lockett sound artist Jacob Redman video installation108 Doors is on-going artistic process and event series that began in…
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Introducing The Dakini As Art Artist Collective

Introducing our Dakini As Art artist collective. An amazing and diverse group it is! Artists: Alma DankoffCarmen MensinkCarolina Fonseca Dréa Drury Images Of Enlightenment Juanita Cheng-McCarron Laura Santi Leslie Nguyen…