SINGAPORE – Thangka Weekend Course, Jan. 5-7, 2018
Offerings & Offering Goddesses
In this weekend course you will learn how to draw Offerings used in Tibetan Art, as well as one of the Offering Goddesses.
The most famous set of offerings in Tibetan Buddhism: the Offerings of the 5 Senses.
It is through our senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching that we perceive the world we live in.
In Buddhist art they are painted in front of a Buddha, and can be used for making a connection with the Buddha.
Besides learning how to draw offerings in this course, you will learn everything about the background and meanings these offerings have in the Tibetan tradition.
Strongly connected to the offerings are the Offering Goddesses, or Dakinis, beautiful female deities playing an instrument, or holding flowers or perfume for example.
Drawing these enlightened images is a meditation in itself and creates inner peace and joy.
This weekend is suitable for beginners and advanced. It is not necessary to have drawing experience.
Beginners will first draw a Buddha Face before moving on to the subject.
Carmen Mensink will guide students through the cultural/historical context of thangkas and symbolism within Tibetan-Buddhist art through the combination of art, slide shows and meditations. She also offers a lot of individual guidance this weekend.
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