Dec 30, 2020 - Mar 13, 2021
The 8 Auspicious Symbols
Draw the most famous Tibetan Symbols in a course over 10 weeks!
...What better way to start the new year than in the most auspicious and prosperous way?
Over a course of 10 weeks -from the last Full Moon of 2020 to the New Moon before Spring 2021- Carmen will take you along on a special journey into these prosperous symbols. You will learn how to draw them in a step by step process, and create either 8 separate drawings, or a beautiful mandala with all the symbols in it.
The Eight Auspicious Symbols are not only decorative, but they bring prosperity and attract spiritual and material well-being. In Sanskrit this set is known as 'Ashtamangala'; ashta = eight and mangala = happiness.
The symbols are very popular among Tibetan Buddhists. They are depicted in monasteries as well as residential houses. They are also depicted in front of the entrance of temples when high lamas and teachers visit. In 2009, 2014 and 2018, Carmen was asked to paint these symbols to welcome HH the Dalai Lama in her home country The Netherlands.