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Thangkas: Tibetan-Buddhist scroll paintings

painted by Carmen Mensink

A selection of the thangka paintings created by Carmen and a ‘sneak preview’ of the paintings she’s currently working on.
Click on each image to see the name and click again to read more about the artwork and see the making of in pictures.

White Tara painted by Carmen Mensink

White Tara

Buddha of Long Life
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The eight tibetan lucky symbols

The Eight Auspicious Symbols is the most famous set of symbols in Tibetan Buddhism.
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Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara)

(Skt.: Avalokiteshvara) Buddha of Compassion
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Medicine Buddha

The Buddha of Healing
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Buddha Shakyamuni

The historical Buddha of our time
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8 Medicine Buddhas

The Healing Masters
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Amitayus thangka painted by Carmen Mensink

Amitayus

Buddha of Longevity
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Vajra

(Tib.: dorje) Tantric ritual implement
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Offering Goddess

with lotus flower and mantra
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Mandala of the 5 Elements

Earth - Water - Fire - Air - Space
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Thangka Classes

Learn to draw/paint a Buddha, Mandala or Symbols in the...
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Mandala of Compassion

Mandala of Chenrezig / Avalokiteshvara The Buddha of Compassion
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Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

Padmasambhava is also referred to as the Second Buddha as without him we would not have Tibetan Buddhism
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Green Tara thangka painted by Carmen Mensink

Green Tara

The Mother of all Buddhas
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Thangka of Vajrayogini

From Passion to Compassion
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Vajrapani

The Infinite Power of all Buddhas
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Tibetan Medicine Plants

Healing plants & Herbs
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Lotus flower

(padma) Symbol of the Spiritual Journey
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Commissioning or buying a thangka
Carmen can paint you a thangka on commission. Any size is welcome and will be painted in consultation with you (including special dedications & blessings on the back) making it a very personal thangka. Traditionally, by commissioning a thangka, you will ‘bring the Buddha alive‘ which, according to Tibetan-Buddhism, brings on very positive karma and stabilizes your connection with the Buddha and the path to enlightenment, in this life and in future lives. Click here for more information on buying one of these thangkas or commissioning one.

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