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End of 2024 (date to be announced)

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Draw the most famous Tibetan Symbols in a course over 10 weeks

Learn to draw these prosperous symbols separately, or in a beautiful mandala (or both!). In an easy to follow step by step process, Carmen will take you along on a special journey into these prosperous symbols. 

Each week a new module with symbol will open up for you, and you will not only learn how to draw them but also learn the deep meanings and teachings behind them and how you can use that in your daily life.

The Eight Auspicious Symbols are not only decorative, but they bring prosperity and attract spiritual and material well-being. 

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.

This course is for you when:

  • You want to create the special symbols according to the Tibetan tradition
  • You want to learn more about thangka art and iconography
  • You want to experience the meditative aspect of thangka drawing

After this course:

  • You have drawn your own beautiful Mandala with all the symbols in it, or a set of 8 separate symbol drawings
  • You know about the deep meanings behind each of the Tibetan symbols
  • You have meditated and reflected upon each symbol that corresponds to the different aspects of your life, making your path clearer 

...An experience that lasts much longer than the course itself!


There are NO requirements for this course, anyone can join. In fact, you don't need to have any drawing experience at all. Carmen will guide and support you personally, and will bring out the best in you on your own level.

WIL DE RUITER Netherlands
Each week I was looking forward to Friday

Each week I was looking forward to Friday, to be able to start the new lesson again. First delve into the lectures and then work out the drawing, great.

Didn’t expect that I would like it that much online, but I did, especially with all the extras.

It was super, thank you.

Wil de Ruiter, Netherlands

What a great way to focus my mind

It has been an amazing journey with this course. What a great way to focus my mind on the joy of thangka drawing during the time of pandemic.

Carmen guides us through a step-by-step process to compose each drawing. This is my third online course with Carmen. I highly recommend her online thangka courses.

Charlene, USA

Not only a drawing class

Drawing is still new to me but under Carmen’s guidance I’ve gained confidence and enjoyment.

The class is not only a drawing class but an exciting journey into learning a great deal about Tibetan Buddhism.

Bill, New Jersey, USA

Course Curriculum (each week the next module will be added)