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Buddha Face Thangka Art Course

During this in-depth thangka course, you will learn how to draw the face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

Through Carmen Mensink's combination of creating art step by step, mindfulness meditation and explanations about thangka and iconography, you will not only create a meaningful drawing, but you will gain an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course.

After enrollment you'll get immediate access to this course for ten full days, though the average thangka student will only need one full day (or two evenings for ex.) to complete this course and draw the Buddha Face in black & white. After that, you can choose to further work out your drawing by using shading or colour -note that the in-depth Colouring Techniques Course can be added on your checkout page!

Carmen will be fully available to guide and support you on your drawing during the course, and you can ask her all the questions you have.

This course is for you when:
  • You want to create a Buddha Face in the Tibetan tradition and/or start your thangka journey
  • You want to learn more about buddhas, thangka art and iconography
  • You want to experience the meditative aspect of thangka drawing
After this course:
  • You have drawn your own beautiful Buddha Face
  • You know more about the history of thangka, as well as the symbolism and traditional colors of your Buddha Face
  • You have learned the basics that are needed to join follow-up courses like The Buddha, Medicine Buddha or White Tara


There are NO requirements for this course, anyone can join. In fact, you don't need to have any drawing experience at all. The Buddha Face course is one of Carmen's signature thangka courses that she has offered to thousands of students during her many years of teaching. She will guide and support you personally, and will bring out the best in you at your own level (and help you get to a higher one!).

Opportunity to do this with such an excellent teacher, in a way that I could afford

"I was so happy to find this course and this teacher especially at this moment. This is something I've wanted to study for most of my life.

To have the opportunity to do this with such an excellent teacher, in a way that I could afford, and not have to travel made it all possible.

I loved learning the history and the context and the symbolism, and how to meditate with the thangka.

I also loved seeing other's creations."

Metta, USA

I knew this course would be awesome, however you far exceeded that expectation

"I had a little peek at your free medicine buddha lecture.. So in my heart i knew this course would be awesome.. However you far exceeded that expectation.

I love the combination of story, meditation, pictures, and bonus materials.. and yay i get to sing the mantra with you... so beautiful you are bringing this to a wider audience.

Beautifully done...hope to see more courses in the future, I'm already signed up for medicine buddha thangka course, so excited!"

Melissa, Maui, Hawaii

Well structured and detailed explanations available for each step

"My expectations going into the course where to get more in touch with the aspects of buddhism regarding the drawing of the Buddha.

I was surprised on how well structured and detailed explanations were available for each step.

The history before the drawing classes I believe add so much value because it brings the attention of the importance and significance of this tradition. On top of that, meditation was key to focus and be able to concentrate on the class."

Javier, Guatemala


Sign me up for the Buddha Face Course

Optional: to deepen your art practice and learn even more, the in-depth Colouring Techniques Course can be added on your next page (checkout).

Payments can be done in USD or EUR. Note that payments with Paypal can only be done when choosing USD. If your country charges VAT it is shown in the price below.

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  Course Curriculum
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  Module 1: Let's start!
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  Module 2: Lectures on Background & Symbolism
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  Module 3: Drawing the Face of the Buddha
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  Module 4: Iconograpy, Colours & Inspiration Gallery
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  Module 5: Dedication Prayers & Wrapping up
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