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The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Dec 30, 2020 -Mar 13, 2021

A 10 week Thangka Art Course to start the New Year in the most fortunate way possible

Save the date!

Registration for the following Thangka Art Courses (limited availability) opens in Jan 2021:

Drawing the Buddha Face!

Feb 5-14, 2021 (10 days available for you)

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course

Feb 12 - Mar 14, 2021 (31 days available for you)

White Tara Thangka Art Course

Feb 12 - Mar 14, 2021 (31 days available for you)

NOTE: if you are new to my thangka art courses you need to start with the Buddha Face before moving on to a complete Buddha. See the FAQ for different student levels and other questions.

That's why I offer Thangka Course Bundles include both Buddha Face and Medicine Buddha or White Tara as well. Other bundles include the Colouring Techniques Course and a Private Zoom Session as well.

Choose your preferred Thangka Art Course or Thangka Course Bundle below

Tesimonial Drawing the Buddha Face! Thangka Course
An all around great course

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I liked how the art lessons were broken down so that I didn't feel overwhelmed.

I also enjoyed learning about the history of the Thangka, and participating in the meditations. I feel that it was an all around great course, and I'm glad that I got to participate.

I feel that the drawing video was the most useful to me. I liked how the individual lines were shown step by step on the video."

I didn't think I could draw a full Buddha

"The course felt thorough. Carmen is adept at instruction and encouragement!

I loved learning about the mantra. 

I learned a lot in my one-on-one Zoom session.

I didn’t think I could draw a full Buddha. It was a great experience. I learned a lot about thangka methods, working with pencil, and colors.

In addition, learned about the Medicine Buddha and his mantra, plants, symbolism.

Thank you Carmen!"

You have to experience it yourself!

"I really enjoy the courses of Carmen. 

Can't describe how peaceful and fulfilling it is, you have to experience it yourself!"

Learn about Tibetan Buddhist Art

Enjoy the engaging lectures on the symbolism and iconography of each course subject.

Create your own Tibetan Buddha

In a clear step by step process, you'll draw at your own home, on your own time and at your own pace.

Meditate & Experience

Connect with an ancient tradition as well as with yourself during the drawing process and meditations.

Meet the instructor

Carmen Mensink is the founder of the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. She is an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. 

She is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and has nearly two decades of experience in teaching this beautiful art, as well as Buddhist meditation and philosophy, at museums, universities, and Buddhist Centers around the world.

Through her courses, Thangka Talks videos, articles, and private thangka teachings, Carmen has guided thousands of people along the Buddhist Art & Dharma path.

Carmen has been featured in dozens of publications and has been teaching at places including the ones on the left.

She is also being asked to work on related Tibetan art forms, including large floor paintings of the '8 Auspicious Symbols' to welcome the Dalai Lama in the Netherlands in 2009, 2014 and 2018. For more info go to