May 11-July 14, 2024
Medicine Buddha Thangka Course
During this in-depth course, you will learn how to draw this Buddha according to the traditional Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Thangka.
The Medicine Buddha (Tib.: Sangye Menla) is the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ Healing qualities, associated with healing both physical and mental suffering. His deep blue lapis lazuli colour, the bowl filled with medicinal nectar, and the healing plants that he holds, all symbolise his power to conquer diseases and delusions.
Through Carmen Mensink's combination of creating art step by step, explaining the Buddha's iconography and Tibetan Medicine, meditation and mantra, you will not only connect with the Medicine Buddha and create a meaningful drawing, but you will gain an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course.
Before the course starts, an envelope with the traditional grid proportions for drawing this Buddha will be shipped to you and during the course Carmen is fully available (through the discussion section in this course platform and via email) to guide and support you on your drawing, bringing each student from where they are to a higher level.
You can start this course anytime within the above time frame and come back to it as much as you like in between these dates.
The average thangka student will take up to 3 days to complete this course and draw the Medicine Buddha black & white. If preferred, your drawing can be further worked out using shading or colour (check out the course bundles with the Colouring Techniques course included!). The list of art materials can be found in the Course Curriculum at the bottom of this page. More questions? Check the FAQ.