Feb 5-14, 2021

Drawing the Buddha Face!

Start your journey in Tibetan thangka art and learn to draw your first Buddha through Carmen Mensink's signature thangka base course

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

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.

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.
During the course availability Carmen is fully available (through the
discussion sections 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.

The average thangka student will take up to 1 day to complete this course and draw the
Buddha Face in 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 at the bottom of this page.

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Feb 12-Mar 14, 2021

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course

Learn to draw the Buddha of Healing, know all about his iconography and symbolism, and connect with him though meditation & mantra

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During this in-depth course, you will learn how to draw the Medicine 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 sections 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 in 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 at the bottom of this page.




This Course Bundle is for you when:

  • You want to seriously start your practice in thangka art and want to learn to draw Buddhas the traditional and correct way
  • You want to learn to draw the Medicine Buddha but haven't taken the Drawing the Buddha Face! course yet
  • You want to know the deep meanings locked up in Tibetan Buddhist Art and want to experience its meditative aspect

After this Course Bundle:

  • You have drawn your own beautiful Buddha Face and Medicine Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition
  • You have learned all about their symbolism and iconography, and about a beautiful, ancient tradition
  • You have experienced inner peace and joy through the drawing processes, the meditations and working with the mantras, and created a meaningful connection with both buddhas

Requirements:

There are no requirements for this course bundle, as the basic Buddha Face course (which is the requirement for the Medicine Buddha course) is included. Anyone can join (also if you don't have any drawing experience).

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 am currently unemployed and so the finances are difficult but this was a reasonable cost, so I am grateful.


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, US


Purchased Thangka Course Bundle

Buddha Face + Medicine Buddha

Able to draw a presentable Medicine Buddha


"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and find the Buddhist teaching element and spirituality excellent. My aspirations were simply to be able to draw a presentable Medicine Buddha in the first instance and I'm happy I achieved that.


The guided drawing in stages with hints and tips of how to actually do it and in what order have been invaluable.


I feel Carmen struck a great balance and this online course has great artistic and authenticity value."

Johnny, Ireland


Purchased Thangka Course Bundle:

Drawing the Buddha Face!

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course

Far exceeding my expectations!


"I loved the depth of this course: intention meditation, mantras, learning about the history of Thangka and Tibetan medicine, the meaning of symbolism, dedication meditation...


I didn't just learn how to draw the Medicine Buddha, but have gained a rich spiritual practice. Your course was amazing, far exceeding my expectations!"

Jennifer Selkow, Minneapolis, USA


Purchased Thangka Course Bundle:

Drawing the Buddha Face!

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course

Sign me up for Drawing the Buddha Face! + Medicine Buddha only

Secure your course space for Drawing the Buddha Face! from Feb 5-14 + Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course, Feb 12-Mar 14, 2021. Limited amount of students.

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