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BOLOGNA – Weekend course 3-5 novembre 2017

Drawing the Buddha!

This weekend you will learn to draw The Buddha according to the old Tibetan Thangka tradition.
The official name of the Buddha is ‘Buddha Shakyamuni’, and the Buddhist philosophy as we know it in its current form is based on his teachings.

This weekend is suitable for beginners, medium and advanced students:

Shakyamuni1) Beginners will learn to draw the Face of the Buddha and the complete Buddha after that.

You don’t need to have any drawing experience, but you need the basis of the Buddha Face workshop if you haven’t followed a thangka course with Carmen before (because of the structure and basic principles within the thangka tradition).

Dates: 
Friday 3 novembre: 17.45-20.15 Buddha Face Workshop
20.30-22.00 lecture on Buddha Shakyamuni
Saturday 4 novembre: 10.00-18.00 drawing sessions (with 1hr lunch break)
Sunday 4 novembre: 10.00-17.00 (with 1hr lunch break)

Price: €45 + €150 = €195 €175 (€20 discount!) including coffee, tea, snacks

2) Students who have already drawn the Face of the Buddha in a previous course with Carmen will learn to draw the complete Buddha Shakyamuni:
seated on a lotus (and maybe with a large throne), and with the auras of energy around him.
Dates: 
Friday 3 novembre: 20.30-22.00 lecture on Buddha Shakyamuni
Saturday 4 novembre: 10.00-18.00 drawing sessions (with 1hr lunch break)
Sunday 4 novembre: 10.00-17.00 (with 1hr lunch break)

Price: €150 including coffee, tea, snacks

Shakyamuni-six-perfections3) Advanced students can opt to draw Buddha Shakyamuni & the 6 Perfections
Students who already have drawn the Buddha in a previous thangka course with Carmen can opt for the form in which the Buddha revealed the teachings of the Mahayana-Path; the ‘large vehicle’.
This image shows the same Buddha but with a large aura of figures and animals around him, representing the Six Perfections: generosity, moral discipline, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, meditative concentration and wisdom.
If you want this please contact Carmen about it.


Besides the drawing sessions this course offers meditations and lectures about the subject, where you will learn everything about the background and symbolism of the iconography. You will also learn Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra and its meaning.

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Info & Registration

Dates: Fri evening, Saturday 4 november 10.00-18.00, and Sunday 5 november 10.00-17.00
Price: €175 or €150 (when you have already drawn the Buddha Face before in one of Carmen’s courses)
Please understand that priority is given to students who sign up for the complete program, incl. the Buddha Face workshop on Fri evening.
Where: Associazione Culturale StellaMaris, Via Aurelio Saffi n.30, Bologna

Registration: Please register with Elisa Macci a.s.a.p.:
Send an email to Elisa: elisamacci@virgilio.it (in Italian or English) or call 
370/3064448